Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I Am Spurious Yellow Update

I first wrote about this back in March, but it's time for an update.

First there was Monsters, Inc. Note the army of minions in yellow hazmat suits.

Then there was Despicable Me. These minions aren't wearing hazmat suits, but they're still yellow.

Then there was Escape From Planet Earth. Army. Yellow. Hazmat. Minions. I'm beginning to sense a pattern here...

And in theaters this very moment is Free Birds. Jesus Jetskiing Christ! Again with the army of minions in yellow hazmat suits! What the hell, Hollywood?

One could argue that the Despicable Me Minions are simply a coincidence, as they're an army of beings who just happen to have yellow skin.The Escape and Free Birds troops though are just plain old fashioned ripoffery...

Is there some show business law that says every computer animated kid's movie has to contain an army of yellow hazmat-suited minions? 

Did the same conceptual artist work on all these films? Does he bounce from studio to studio, designing armies of yellow minions before being fired and starting the cycle anew at another company?

Next year I fully expect to see a poster for Army Of Yellow Hazmat-Suited Minions: The Movie!

1 comment:

  1. Boy are you ever in luck: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minions_(film)


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