Developing the Minions
One of the funnest part of story work is early development. It is the "what if..." phase. When I started on Despicable Me, the look of the Minions as well as their general vibe had already been established, but there was still a lot of exploration to be done on their very unique style of comedy. The clip below was one such assignment.
The clip below is an early take on a possible teaser, as the studio explored different ways to introduce the character of Gru to the world. The first idea was of course a take on Mission Impossible. Fun fact, as you can see at the end, the movie was still called "Poor Despicable me" at the time.