AOM hosts Demetri Panos, John Comerford, Sara Stretton, and Phil Svitek discuss the 2015 movie Minions. Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated family comedy film, and a prequel/spin-off to the Despicable Mefranchise. Produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures, the film was written by Brian Lynch, directed byPierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. The film stars Coffin (as the Minions),Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, and narrated by Geoffrey Rush. The film was first foreshadowed in the ending credits of Despicable Me 2, where Stuart, Kevin, and Bob, three of the Minions, are seen auditioning for the film. Minions premiered on June 11, 2015, in London, and was released in the United States on July 10, 2015 to mixed reviews, and has grossed over $444 million.