In the process of updating my personal website, I came across storyboards that never made it for three Illumination films: "The Grinch", "Minions", and "Despicable Me 2". I worked for months and months on versions of these films that were later abandoned. Nothing I boarded for "The Grinch" made it onscreen, but here is a clip (without sound) showing the Grinch's "Aha!" moment - the plot to steal Christmas...
My sole contribution to the finished "Minions" is a piece of business where Scarlet adjusts her gown, which ends up in an entirely different sequence of an entirely different film. In this version, Scarlet's boyfriend is a failed inventor and the minions have teamed with a brilliant young inventor. You can see the Dr Seuss influence on the young inventor character - I had just spent two years working on "The Lorax".
With "Despicable Me 2", a lot of my work made it to screen, but this particular sequence leading up to Gru's wedding did not. It's largely a shot for shot parody of the end sequence of "The Graduate", where Ben crashes Elaine's wedding. Funny, but way over most of our audience's heads. I had fun, anyway (note the nod to Mad Magazine).
I'm glad to share these with you. If you like them, let me know. There's plenty more in the graveyard.