The opening titles from The Office were redone with Minions to advertise their next movie, resulting in an unexpectedly fitting crossover between the two franchises. In 2005, NBC and Universal premiered the American version of The Office, an American copy of the famous British sitcom.
The opening credits for “The Office” have been redone using the Minions in a new film, and the end product is strangely flawless. Alongside a great ensemble cast, Steve Carell portrayed Michael Scott in the mockumentary about the workplace.
At the same time, John Krasinski played Jim Halpert, Jenna Fischer played Pam Beasley, and Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute. During its nine-year run on NBC, The Office became one of the most popular shows in the United States and was nominated for more than 40 Emmys.
Even though it’s been nine years since the last episode of The Office aired, the show is still hugely popular. Once the comedy moved to Universal’s streaming service at the beginning of 2021, it was positioned as a massive motivator for users to subscribe to Peacock.
It was one of the biggest draws for Netflix while streaming on the platform, and it was positioned as a massive motivator for users to watch Peacock. Although Peacock and Universal continue to discuss the possibility of producing a reboot or revival of The Office, no concrete plans have been put in place for either project.
Since their introduction in the movie Despicable Me as the comical, jibberish-speaking yellow minions of Gru, who Carrell also portrayed, the Minions have emerged as instantly identifiable figures in popular culture.
At this point, Universal is in the home stretch of the marketing campaign for the spinoff movie sequel to the Minions franchise, titled Minions: The Rise of Gru. The official Twitter account for The Office has now shared a video that combines Steve Carell’s two roles from the show, as he played Michael Scott, the branch manager for Dunder Mifflin in Scranton, and Gru, the leader of the Minions.
In the video, the Minions star in a remake of the opening credits for The Office. Inexplicably, the mashup clip functions without a hitch.
This Office x Minions crossover is a dream that we've had since lunch and we're not giving it up now. pic.twitter.com/zZ3tIvYIGZ
— The Office on Peacock (@theofficetv) June 22, 2022
The opening credits are flawlessly re-created in the Minions and The Office crossover, but they are given their unique and entertaining spin. It makes the most sense for Steve Carell, who portrays both Michael Scott and Gru, to use God as a stand-in for Scott.
It is also highly humorous to see Kevin from the Minion impersonate Dwight Schrute while Stuart nails Jim Halpert’s floppy haircut that was seen in the earlier seasons of The Office. It also features recreations of memorable moments from the sitcom using Minion characters, such as Otto getting covered in chili after Kevin spills it.
In addition to that, there are other Easter eggs related to The Office strewn across the entirety of the film.
This movie demonstrates how unexpectedly well the Minions might operate in the Dunder Mifflin Scranton location, including in a hybrid scenario consisting of live actors and computer-generated imagery (CGI).
The Office and Minions could have little in common other than Steve Carell‘s involvement in both projects owned by Universal. Now that Universal has demonstrated the viability of this concept.
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It will be interesting to observe whether or not the reception given by fans to the crossover is enthusiastic enough to encourage the studio to produce something more of it. Even if it isn’t, this replica of the opening credits from “The Office” featuring Minions is an impressively effective marketing piece.