WHO’S IN IT?
Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me), Chris Renaud (The Lorax), Sandra Bullock (The Heat), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Allison Janney (Juno), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Steve Coogan (Philomena), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous), Katy Mixon (Take Shelter)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Kyle Balda (The Lorax) and Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me), directors; Brian Lynch (Hop), writer; Janet Healy (Shark Tale) and Christopher Meledandri (Ice Age), producers; Heitor Pereira (If I Stay), composer; Claire Dodgson (Nobody the Great), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Since the beginning of time, those yellow little creatures known as Minions have existed with one true purpose; serve the most despicable masters of history. However, as time goes by, they don’t do such a great job at keeping a master, having destroyed the likes of the mighty T-Rex, Genghis Khan, Napoleon and even Dracula. In response, they have isolated themselves in the Antarctic, where a cloud of depression hangs over all of them. Determined to find their tribe a master so their lives can have purpose again, a trio of Minions named Kevin, Stuart and Bob (all voiced by Coffin) venture to a villain convention where they compete to serve the world’s first female supervillain, Scarlet Overkill (Bullock)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Arguably the biggest things to emerge from the successful Despicable Me films, those adorable Minions have been awarded their own movie which dives into their secret origins and provides plenty of silly laughs.