I’m a pretty big fan of the original Despicable Me movie.  In 2010 it had a TON of animated competition to go up against. Toy Story 3 (my animated pick of that year), Megamind, How To Train Your Dragon, and The Secret of Kells just to name a few.  The thing that made Despicable Me stick out from all those, is that it had HEART. Something you don’t usually see too much in the animated realm, outside of Pixar.  I cared about Gru and his three adopted daughters, and the minions made me laugh throughout the film.

So, now we not only have Despicable Me 2 slated for July 2013, today we find out that Illumination Entertainment wants to have its, now untitled Minions movie, to be released on December 19th, 2014.  Honestly, as much as I liked the Minions, I’m not really sure I could deal with ONLY them for an hour and a half.  There is no plot yet as to what kind of antics they will be getting into, but Brian Lynch (Puss in Boots, Hop) is attached to write and Kyle Balda and Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) will serve as co-directors, so that film is in good hands.

We’ll keep ya posted as more news comes to us here at DFAT!

Thanks for THR for the source!