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Check Out the ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Super Bowl Commercial (Video)

Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val direct

Universal Pictures released our first look at “Minions: The Rise of Gru” during the Super Bowl on Sunday. Though it turned out this TV spot is just a teaser for the first full trailer, which Universal will drop on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Kyle Balda is director with Jonathan del Val and Brad Ableson as co-directors, on the sequel to the 2015 film “Minions,” a spinoff of the “Despicable Me” series. Steve Carell returns as Gru, with the film set to tell “the untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.”

The “Despicable Me” franchise is the highest-grossing animated franchise of all time, with $3.7 billion.

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” will hit theaters on July 3.