‘Despicable Me 2′ Teaser Trailer: Minion Barbershop Quartet

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Universal scored a big win in the animated feature category with their 2010 film Despicable Me, which grossed over $540 million at the worldwide box office and made icons out of those pellet-shaped rascals known as the Minions. With that kind of success story, it’s only natural that the studio would want bring Despicable Me 2 to theaters – and today’s teaser trailer for the sequel announces that intent in familiar cutesy fashion.

The Minions are center stage in this first Despicable Me 2 trailer, doing a rendition of some barbershop quartet number with a one-eyed pellet-head blowing on a party horn in what is obviously supposed to be 3D moment. Check it out in 2D (for what it’s worth) below:

Now check out a sparse synopsis on what Despicable Me 2 is kinda, sorta, about:

In Summer 2013, get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.

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So, old faces, a few new faces and a new situation. Sounds about right.

Despicable Me was heavily marketed for its cartoon villain showdown between former public enemy #1, Gru (Carrell) and the new top baddie, Vector (Jason Segel). In fact, the film was a very humorous (at times enjoyably sappy) story of Gru coming to care for three orphan girls who eventually melt his cold heart. It stands to reason that the sequel picks up on Gru in his new domestic life, likely called back to mischief by some threat and/or having to prove he still has his bad guy mojo.

Despicable Me 2 will be in theaters on July 3, 2013

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  1. Arrey! The minions are back. I’m an Indian and can relate to them very well. Their struggle and plight is admirable.
    Midnight tickets for sure!!

  2. Loved it lol hilarious!

  3. I liked it too. 2013 is looking like a good year at the movies.

  4. Insanely brilliant!

  5. lazy, the outside minions are identical in movement with the exception of some eye movements.

  6. I honestly don’t understand the love for the original.
    It seems to follow the formula you would expect from these kind of movies but in such a crappy way.
    Strangely around the same time we had the sort of similar movie ‘megamind’ which I though was far superior. It’s important to note megamind did have double the budget, this can excuse the animation and the amount of detail they can put into the screen. However I don’t think this can excuse writing, design, initial inspiration or editing (which is extremely important for comedies).
    Also as much as I love Steve Carell I found his accent uninspired. I feel like it’s that sort of cliche accent any one of us could do.

  7. I’m looking forward to it – I enjoyed it immensely as did my daughter (she can’t get enought of the minions).

    The only thing odd about this post is the comment: “doing a rendition of some barbershop quartet number”. It is so obviously Barbara Ann by the Beach Boys that I hope the author’s tongue was firmly in cheek.

    Long Live The Minions!

  8. An advertisement. Before a trailer.

    You’re making me watch an ad…in order to watch an ad.


  9. Love the trailer but lucky I wasn’t showing it to any children as the ad that came up before was the devil inside 0_o

  10. Isn’t it too early for the teasers ? I mean it’s more than 1 year!


  12. Saw this as a trailer before the lorax the other night and I think the theater laughed more at this than at the whole Lorax movie. Just sayin this is hilarious. Also they talk like my 2 year old daughter so that helps.