Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda direct this feature-length spin-off and prequel to the 2010 hit 'Despicable Me'.
Throughout history, and before Gru, the Minions have served many a despicable master, including Genghis Khan, Napoleon and Dracula.
But having contributed to their masters' downfalls through a series of mishaps, the Minions find themselves living in Antarctica with no one to serve.
A number of years pass and it isn't until 1968 that dispirited Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob (all voiced by Coffin) set off to New York City to attend a villain convention and find themselves a new master.
Here they meet the ambitious and dastardly Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), who, with the help of her husband Herb (Jon Hamm), plans to take over the world...