It’s always excellent when movie studios want to engage in experimentation, especially when it’s to test the elastic limits of how cutely annoying a character can be. If something’s funny for a few minutes of comic relief, can it work for an entire movie? Dreamworks and Illumination are betting that their minions can.

According to Deadline Abernathy, the tiny yellow creatures from Despicable Me and the upcoming sequel might possibly get their own feature flick. They’re just like the Madagascar penguins except they speak entirely in bleeps and bloops and slapstick. Hopefully there will be subtitles.

It feels like it could be a lot of fun, but there’s a twinge of the terrifying possibility that it’s a horrific idea – like giving the Crazy Frog Ringtone its own reality show. Or the aliens from Toy Story getting a book deal. Or something. The point is that it’s going to be two hours of high-pitched screeching.

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