New ‘Minions’ Trailer Features a Doors Classic
Minions, a prequel and spin-off of the popular Despicable Me animated franchise, will hit theaters. The second trailer was recently released, and it features the Doors’ "Break on Through (To the Other Side).”
In the clip, which you can watch above, three of the lovable yellow creatures, who serve as henchmen, hitchhike to a villain convention in Orlando in 1968 in search of a new master. They get picked up by Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock), who threatens to “blow them off the face of the Earth” if they screw up.
"Break on Through (To the Other Side)" was the Doors’ first single and opening track of their debut album. Released in January 1967, it reached only No. 126, but has remained one of their most famous songs.
In addition to "Break on Through," you can hear a snippet of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxey Lady,” which was used in the first trailer, when Scarlet Overkill makes her appearance before an adoring crowd, and Sergei Prokofiev’s popular classical piece Peter and the Wolf. The movie, which will be released on July 10, also stars John Hamm and Michael Keaton.
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