MINIONS | An upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film and a spin-off/prequel to Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). It is being produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures. ... The film is scheduled to be released on July 10, 2015. The film was first teased in the ending credits of Despicable Me 2, where three Minions are seen auditioning for the film.