New Minions Short Film to Air With The Secret Life of Pets

Posted on May 16, 2016

Mower Minions

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have announced that a new Minions short film will air in theaters in front of The Secret Life of Pets. The short film is called Mower Minions. The Secret Life of Pets arrives in theaters on July 8, 2016.

The Minions were first seen in the Despicable Me series. They had their own film in 2015 called Minions. The made over $1.15 billion worldwide ensuring that fans will definitely be seeing more of them.

Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri says in the announcement, "It's been a year since Minions appeared on movie screens, and will be another year until they show up in Despicable Me 3 next summer. Fans are always asking us for more content with the Minions, so the timing felt right for them to star in an all-new short film right before audiences experience Illumination's newest original film, The Secret Life of Pets. The theatrical release of this short serves as an opportunity for some of the most talented storytellers, visual development artists, colorists and story artists in the Illumination family to flex their creative muscles and create a new piece of content for the big screen."

The Secret Life of Pets is an animated comedy film from Illumination and Universal Pictures. It follows the lives our pets lead after we leave them each day to go to work or school. The film will star the voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan, and Albert Brooks.

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