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Minions Take Over ‘The Office’ in Promo For Film on Peacock

Gru in Office Promo for Minoins movie
Gru is in charge in the promo (Image credit: NBCUniversal)

Something looks different at The Office today on Peacock.

Minions: The Rise of Gru Promo

Is that a stapler in there? (Image credit: NBCUniversal)

In a new spot for the film Minions: The Rise of Gru, the latest in the Universal Pictures’ Despicable Me franchise, the memorable opening of the long-running TV series The Office has been remade, featuring Gru and his little yellow henchmen.

Gru is shown as The Boss at the Dunder Minion Evil Company outpost in Scranton, while the Minions populate the rest of the office, recreating some of the favorite moments from the series (Jell-O anyone?)

The film will open in theaters on July 1. 

The custom spot was created in collaboration with Peacock, Universal Pictures, Illumination and the creative team behind The Office.   ■

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