Coinciding with its digital release of Minions in the States today, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have released a brand new short film entitled ‘The Competition’, which is one of three shorts set to feature on the home entertainment releases (the others being ‘Cro-Minion’ and ‘Binky Nelson Unpacified). Check it out here…
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.
But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.
The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.
Minions features the voice talents of Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Steve Coogan (Despicable Me 2), Alison Janney (The Way, Way Back), Katy Mixon (Eastbound & Down) and Jennifer Saunders (Shrek 2).