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Universal has released a slapstick-filled first trailer for Illumination’s “Minions” movie, eight months before its July 10 opening.

The spinoff of the two “Despicable Me” films stars minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob in search of a new master. They wind up in New York in 1968 after serving an Egyptian pharaoh, Dracula, Napoleon and a dinosaur.

“Finding a master was easy,” the voiceover notes. “Keeping a master was tricky.”

“Despicable Me 2” earned $841 million worldwide last year.

“Minions” will feature the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney and Steve Coogan. Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy are producing with Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda directing from a Brian Lynch script.