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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Despicable Me Spin-off On the Way

Here Come the Minions!

The Minions voice their approval


Given the blockbuster success of Despicable Me and its recent sequel, Despicable Me 2, producer Illumination Entertainment (of Universal) is ready to create a spin-off. Everybody except die-hard Steve Carrell fans knows that the real star of the "Despicable Me" franchise is ... the minions. Everybody loves the minions, and the quality of the franchise is quite high in general.

The Minion Mayhem ride at Universal Orlando

The spotlight on the minions is nothing new. They have a theme park ride, and are the stars on their own short films on the original "Despicable Me" dvd/Blu ray. The directors are slated to be Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, with a script from Brian Lynch. Expect the sequel in 2014.

Incidentally, this is the scoop on the Minion Mayhem ride:
"This brand-new ride combines the outrageous humor and memorable characters of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s blockbuster film Despicable Me, with an all-new storyline, incredible new animation and the latest 3-D technology to create a wildly hysterical theme park experience.
Families will watch in amazement as they are transformed into minions, laugh together as they train to join Gru’s minion army and boogie down during the world’s-first minion-inspired dance party. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is hilarious and heartwarming fun for the entire family."
Stay tuned to this space for details about the sequel as we get them.





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