The trailer for ‘The Minions’ is here — and it’s a hoot

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(CNN) — Minions fans rejoice. Those irrepressible, bespectacled yellow sidekicks who stole our hearts and tickled our funny bones in the “Despicable Me” movies are finally getting their own flick.

They’ll invade the big screen in July of 2015, but you can find a preview on your small screen now.

On Monday night, Universal Studios released the first official trailer for “The Minions.” If the preview is any indication, fans are in for a treat.

The nearly three-minute long clip opens with the minions emerging from the primordial ooze to begin their quest to find and “serve the most despicable master around.”

But, thanks to their bumbling ways, they cause the death of the dinosaurs, Dracula and Napoleon.

The three lead minions — Kevin, Stuart and Bob — then lead the rest on a journey to New York, circa 1968.

The film will reportedly introduce new characters and reprise other fan favorites from the “Despicable Me” movies. But the main focus will be on the shenanigans the loveable yellow guys engage in as they interact with humans.

The tiny scene-stealers didn’t really speak in any coherent language in the “Despicable Me” movies. But judging for the names that popped up at the end of the preview, “The Minions” will boast some heavy hitters: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Allison Janney, among them.

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