When discussing the Minions of the Despicable Me franchise, I’m reminded of how Pinhead described the Cenobites in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: “Demons to some, angels to others.” While Steve Carell’s Gru was the initial selling point of the series, his Rabbids-like henchmen quickly became the stars, despite the polarising effect of annoying the hell out of many a viewer of either film. (Your mileage may vary.)
Money speaks, and so it is that we have a teaser trailer for the Minions spin-off, a film put into production before massive hit Despicable Me 2 was even released. Though their appearances are not included in this footage, the film will feature the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, and Hiroyuki Sanada as Sumo Villain. Considering it originated on the soundtrack for Despicable Me 2, kudos to the makers of the below trailer for not finding yet another reason to shove Pharrell’s “Happy” in our faces.