The last teaser trailer for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming computer animated film Despicable Me had a lot of people scratching their heads. Who are these little yellow guys with glasses, gloves and blue overalls, and what do they have to do with a film about an evil villain who is plotting to steal the moon? One of the many things I learned during my visit to Illumination Entertainment’s Santa Monica-based offices is that the moo cow trailer was originally supposed to be the initial teaser trailer, which might have made a lot more sense.
Yes, these yellow creatures are part of Gru’s army of not-so-bright Minions which help him carry out his diabolical plans (unless of course, they get their hands on a Moo Cow Toy). A new international teaser trailer has been released on Times Online which further explains their role in the story. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.
Official One Pager:
DESPICABLE ME July 9, 2010
Genre: 3-D CGI Feature
Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Miranda Cosgrove, Jack McBrayer, Mindy Kaling, Jemaine Clement and Julie Andrews
Directed by Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin
Written by: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio
Produced by: Chris Meledandri, John Cohen, Janet Healy
Executive Producer: Nina Rappaport-Rowan
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru (Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me.
Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.
One of the world’s greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes. www.despicable.me