This week The Minions came out on DVD and Blu-Ray. My kids are dying for this movie and don’t know they are getting it for Christmas. We have loved the Despicable Me movies and I can’t wait to watch The Minions with my kids. They’ve actually seen it, but I haven’t. Quinny LOVES the Minions or MinMins as she calls them. The neighbors across the street have a Minion as a Christmas decoration on their lawn and she gets excited every time she sees it. All of my kids now call bananas boonanas now. It’s really cute when Quinny does it.
If you buy the new Minions Blu-Ray you also get three mini movies included. The kids are going to love those!
Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever super-villainess.
The Blu-Ray has a lot of extra features on it:
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL HD:
THREE ALL NEW ORIGINAL MINI-MOVIES:
Binky Nelson Unpacified
DELETED SCENE – ME, MYSELF AND STUART
AROUND THE WORLD INTERACTIVE MAP – Explore the world of the Minions with this interactive map featuring a collection of games, trivia, featurettes, storyboards, and more all themed to movie locations.
BEHIND THE GOGGLES – THE ILLUMINATION STORY OF THE MINIONS – Get a “behind the googles” look at the history and evolution of everyone’s favorite yellow henchmen.
WRITER – See how the Minions evolve throughout the different time periods. Writer, Brian Lynch discusses creating distinctive personalities for the three main Minions, his VillainCon idea, and the Minion family.
BOSS’ OFFICE – Illumination Entertainment CEO and founder and Minions producer, Chris Meledandri discusses the origins of Illumination Entertainment and the genesis of both Despicable Me and the Minions.
ART DEPARTMENT – See how the Minions came to life, from the original art concept of the henchmen to the final creation of the Minions and how to differentiate them between new time periods. Also, see how the idea of Herb and Scarlett Overkill’s characters came to be.
GALLERY – CONCEPT ART (stills)
GALLERY – COLOR SCRIPT (stills)
COMPOSER – Listen to how composer Heitor Pereira creates the sound of the Minions and what it takes to create big music for small characters.
ACTORS STUDIO – Listen to the actors’ experiences being part of the Minions movie, who their favorite Minions are, and why they love them so much
NOTICE BOARD (stills)
I hope you’re thinking about putting the Minions under your tree this year. Just be aware that the Minions is rated PG for violence and scariness.
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