They are not despicable rather cute, fun and with physiological characteristic individually, loyal yet childish and mischievous.
The cylinder-shaped homunculi minions are from the movie Despicable Me, it is a computer-animated 3D family adventure comedy film from Universal and Illumination Entertainment which was released on July 9, 2010. The story revolves around Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) who wish to be the world’s #1 villain with the help of his minions. The film earned positive reviews from critics, and grossed more than $543 million worldwide, against their budget of $69 million. It is on the #22 spot as the highest-grossing animated film of all time, ranked higher than the popular Aladdin, Shrek, Monster Inc., Wreck-It Ralph and Toy Story 1 and 2. It is also ranked 9th on the highest grossing film of 2010 and 2nd for animated film category.
After the successful 2010’s worldwide half-billion-dollar-grossing animated blockbuster movie, here comes the sequel. Despicable Me 2, premiered last June 5, 2013 in South Wales, Australia and was called a “yellow carpet” premiere. The film was theatrically released last July 3, 2013.
Also, the Gru’s minions are back!
Minions are yellow, small, similar in size and shape but have unique features such as height, roundness, hair, eye size or clothing.
Minions love bananas and apples or “papples” as they call them. They are capable of operating and building weapons, and they are fiercely loyal to Gru in helping with any evil or good plans, friendly and fun-loving.
The Minions are on…
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment partnered with more than 100 promotional partners worldwide including McDonald’s that included various Minion toys in its Happy Meals.
A mobile action-packed game in iPhone, iPad and Android devices was introduced last June 13, 2013, the Despicable Me: Minion Rush developed by Gameloft.
Minions are everywhere…
The day after its premier, netizens on Twitter made some noise by the hashtag #ReplaceMovieTitleWithMinion and trended worldwide. Here are some of the funny and witty ideas of them.
Things to Know About the Minions
A lot of times their language sounds like it’s gibberish, sometimes you hear a little bit of french and food preferences. You hear all kinds of languages being incorporated to the way they speak. Occasionally, you hear words of English or sounds like, that gives you a sense of what the minions are actually saying.
In Despicable Me 2, Eduardo and Dr. Nefario kidnap most of minions and turn them into evil. The idea of something cute becoming something monstrous is an appealing thought and was inspired by the classic Looney Tunes cartoon where Tweety Bird drinks a Jekyll and Hyde formula and becomes a big hairy monster according to the directorr, Pierre Coffin.
Despicable Me 2, will be followed by Minions, an animated film starring Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm, a spin-off movie featuring Gru’s minions as the main characters on December 19, 2014.