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‘Minions’ Trailer Teases Origin for Popular ‘Despicable Me’ Characters (Video)

Minions are shown seeking the most despicable masters across time, from dinosaurs to pharoahs, Napoleon and Dracula

The “Despicable Me” spinoff “Minions” isn’t set to premiere until July 2015, but that just gives us more time to look forward to watching the delightful yellow idiots across time. The film’s trailer takes us on a journey from one evil villain to the next, with the minions destroying them each one by one.

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They’d be considered good guys by most standards, if the deaths of their evil masters weren’t almost always the results of their incompetence.

The new film promises not only an origin for the breakout stars of the “Despicable Me” franchise, but also a new adventure. Evolved solely to be minions, the trailer shows what happens when they have no one to serve.

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Mired in a depression, it is up to three standout minions to search the world for someone despicable enough for them to serve. Kevin, Stuart and Bob head out to save minion-kind and find themselves in New York City, 1968.

“Minions” stars Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney and Steve Coogan. It was directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin from a script by Brian Lynch. Produced by Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures will release the film to theaters on July 10, 2015.