Despicable Me Minions Getting a Spin-Off Movie

The horde of silly looking yellow minions from Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me is getting their own spin-off movie. The Minions were led by Groo in the Despicable Me movies, and are a huge hit among the kiddies. The teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel feature The Minions, and it seems to get a lot of laughs every time I see it at the movies.

According to Deadline, “The film is an original story that will introduce new characters and reprise others that originated in Despicable Me, but the focus is on the antics of the yellow fellows as they interact with human characters.”

The script for the movie was written by Brian Lynch, and it will be directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Coffin co-directed the first Despicable Me movie and is helming the sequel with Chris Renaud, and the two of them also do the voices for The Minions. As for Balda, he co-directed Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax with Renaud.

The plan is to release the film in 2014, a year after Despicable Me 2 is released, which is on July 3rd, 2013.

And here are the cute ones singing,…just for you!

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