Megamind | Trailer emerges for sequel film and TV series

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DreamWorks Animation has made a belated Megamind sequel film and TV series. Here’s the trailer for Megamind Vs The Doom Syndicate and Megamind Rules

After well over a decade in the animated film wilderness, 2010’s Megamind is making a belated return courtesy of DreamWorks Animation. In fact, it seems like Megamind-based entertainment is a bit like buses – you wait years for it to turn up, then a whole morass arrives more or less all at once.

Yesterday, DreamWorks Animation reminded the world via Twitter that it’s made both a film – called Megamind Vs The Doom Syndicate – and an eight-episode TV series, called Megamind Rules. Both will be released on the streaming channel, Peacock.

Let’s deal with the film first, and take a look at a synopsis, brought to us by the lovely Animation Magazine:

Megamind’s former villain team, The Doom Syndicate, has returned. Our newly crowned blue hero must now keep up evil appearances until he can assemble his friends (Roxanne, Ol’ Chum and Keiko) to stop his former evil teammates from launching Metro City to the Moon.

As for the TV series, its story is told over eight 22-minute episodes, and will take in the following events:

Megamind goes from being a supervillain and the scourge of Metro City to a superhero who’s learning on the job. He’ll be bringing the audience along for the ride, as Megamind’s trusty brainbots will be recording everything, making him the world’s first superhero influencer.

Megamind Rules was previously called Megamind’s Guide To Defending Your City – a title we really rather like, even if it does take much longer to type.

There’s also a new trailer, which you can find below these words. It’s fair to say the animation is a little more economically produced than the original Megamind, directed by Tom McGrath, but then that was a major theatrical production rather than straight-to-streaming.

The bigger absence is in the film’s starry cast, with Keith Ferguson taking Will Ferrell’s place as the titular supervillain, Megamind. Ferrell brought an awful lot of his own grandiose style and humour to the role, including the idea that his affected, ‘faux articulate’ manner of speaking was loosely based on Madonna. The 2010 film’s release was eclipsed somewhat by the similarly-themed Despicable Me, which went on to be the much bigger hit.

Megamind has since amassed a bigger following, however, and in many ways, its light-hearted parodying of superhero cliches was slightly ahead of its time.

Megamind Vs The Doom Syndicate and Megamind Rules will both stream on Peacock from the 1st March.

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