Not to sound like Grandpa, but remember when it was fun to get up and watch cartoons on Saturday? Before we could watch them at any time of the day? NBCUniversal certainly does, as the studio has just announced a new Minions cartoon will join production/animation company Illumination every Saturday for the next 40 Saturdays for its first original digital series – Saturday Morning Minions starting June 5th at 7am PT!
We first got to see the Minions are their own special breed of lovable trouble, as we first discovered in 2010’s Despicable Me, where the henchmen performed dastardly deeds on behalf of their leader, Gru (Steve Carell).
They went on to create mayhem in two more sequels, 2013’s Despicable Me 2 and 2017’s Despicable Me 3, as well as their own spin-off prequel, 2015’s Minions
This is where we learned that Minions want nothing more than to serve the evilest supervillain around, having done so since prehistoric times, having served the likes of a Tyrannosaurus rex, a Neanderthal, an Egyptian Pharaoh, Count Dracula, Napoleon Bonaparte, and a Yeti.
Check out and share the trailer for #SaturdayMorningMinions below:
As the trailer promises and delivers, the Minions will be up to their usual mayhem – fart jokes, pant drops, and pranks galore — that got them where there are today – three Despicable Me movies and one solo outing in (with one more on the way).
And Ooh-la-la!, you can also look forward to more mayhem when their next feature-length prequel, Minions: The Rise of Gru, hits theaters July 1, 2022.