(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)

Those beloved little yellow minions are back in the new trailer for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming animated, worldwide blockbuster sequel, Despicable Me 2, this week, and it sure is funny.

If you missed the teaser trailer earlier this year then you should definitely still give it a watch as it is absolutely hilarious and will undoubtedly have you laughing for hours on end.

The new trailer, however, looks to be actual footage from the film, giving us a first look at the film’s plot and a hint at some sort of alien presence.

Grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history, Despicable Me is one of my all-time favourite animations and had me in stitches the whole way through. The new trailer promises much the same for Universal’s follow up, and I can’t wait to see what new characters we will be introduced to.

Featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Al Pacino, and Steve Coogan, Despicable Me 2 is set to be released in 3D on 3rd July, 2013.