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'Minions' Spin-Off Delayed Until 2015

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures move the release date of the Minions spin-off movie from December 19, 2014, to July 10, 2015.


Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s 3D animated feature Minions has been delayed. Originally slated for release on December 19, 2014, the film is now set to debut on July 10, 2015.

Illumination Entertainment’s fifth motion picture in its global partnership with Universal Pictures is a spin-off from the phenomenally successful Despicable Me franchise, centering on the iconic Minion characters introduced in the blockbuster 2010 and 2013 films. With its all-new storyline, Minions takes full advantage of the delightfully unpredictable comedy antics of the Minions and places them in equally unexpected settings with memorable human characters.

Featuring a voice cast led by Oscar winner Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm, the 3D-CG comedy adventure is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and directed by Pierre Coffin. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for Minions, which is co-directed by Kyle Balda. Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.

The studio also announced that the release date for the Untitled Illumination Entertainment Project in 3D will move from July 3, 2015, to Friday, February 12, 2016.

Source: Illumination Entertainment

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.