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'Minions': EW preview

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Universal

STARRING Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton

DIRECTED BY Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda

RATED PG

RELEASE DATE July 10

Since their debut in 2010’s Despicable Me, minions have become a pop culture superpower. So naturally they got their own spin-off. Set in 42 b.g. (i.e., Before Gru, the villain/hero of Despicable Me), Minions tells the origin story of the three main yellow fellows (Kevin, Stuart, and Bob) as they look for an evil mastermind to serve. They find one in Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock). How did directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda handle an entire movie with creatures who speak their own hybrid tongue? “You should be able to turn off the sound and understand everything that’s happening,” says Coffin. Adds Balda, “It all really depends on their poses and their acting—like a Chaplin film.”

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