Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, being a spin-off/prequel for the Despicable Me franchise. Made by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures, it had been directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, authored by Brian Lynch, and created by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. The video stars Coffin (because Minions, including: Kevin, Stuart and Bob), Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders and is narrated by Geoffrey Rush. It was first foreshadowed eventually credits of Despicable Me 2, where Kevin, Stuart, and Bob, three from the Minions, are located auditioning for that film.
Minions had its premiere on June 11, 2015, in Leicester Square, London, and entered general release in the us on July 10, 2015. Critical response was mixed-to-positive: some critics praised the comedic facets of the film along with the performances of Bullock and Hamm, while some felt the title characters were not able to carry the film independently, which the villains were flatly characterized. The video has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide (outgrossing every one of the Despicable Me films), making it the 11th highest-grossing film of them all, the next highest-grossing animated film, and also the highest-grossing non-Disney animated film.