Dreamworks Animation has released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming film Megamind, which will release on November 5, 2010. The film – like so many Dreamworks releases – sports a pretty big name voice cast. Will Ferrell will voice the title character, an evil mastermind bent on world destruction. Tina Fey, Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt will also lend voices to characters. As you will see from the incredibly brief teaser below, the animation looks very smooth and if the story is anywhere near as clever as Monsters vs. Aliens, we’re in for a treat. Beyond that, we’re looking at a movie in which the main character will be crippled by being voiced by Will Ferrell. I’m sorry, but it takes away from the experience (and the potential humor) to have such a recognizable voice. Then again, this is the way many folks (myself included) felt about George Clooney voicing The Fantastic Mr. Fox. I’ve left you the synopsis and teaser trailer below so that you can make up your own minds.
Megamind is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known. And the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as ‘Metro Man,’ an invincible hero until the day Megamind actually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizes that achieving his life’s ambition is the worst thing that ever happened to him. Megamind decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a new hero opponent called ‘Titan,’ who promises to be bigger, better and stronger than Metro Man ever was. Pretty quickly Titan starts to think it’s much more fun to be a villain than a good guy. Except Titan doesn’t just want to rule the world, he wants to destroy it. Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeat his own diabolical creation? Can the world’s smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story?