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  • The song used in the trailers of the movie is the famous 1999 song "Big And Bad" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
  • The events of Despicable Me take place during the month of May in (presumably) 2009. The day of the recital, the theft of the moon, and Vector kidnapping the girls, is May 26, which falls on a Tuesday.
  • When the Shrink Ray is tested in Asia, the elephant being used as a test subject is an Asian elephant.
  • At one part where the minions are holding Gru from falling onto Vector, one of them initially has a combed hair. But when the shark makes them fall down from the vent, he has a buzz-cut hair.
  • In the second trailer, There were 3 kids, a boy with purple slime on his face, a boy with a gun, and a girl with a bat. These characters don’t appear in the film.
  • The name "Bob" the minion appears in the credits, but there's no clear clue of which minion the name is referred (another Bob appears not until Despicable Me 2).
  • Though never explicitly stated in the movie, Gru's first name is Felonius, displayed in his family tree (partially obscured in the movie, though his name in the fake credentials is Felonious). Subsequent supplementary materials such as Minion Mayhem indicated that this first name is real.
  • Super Silly Fun Land, the amusement park in the movie where the inner father of Gru is awakened, is most likely based on Pacific Park in Santa Monica, California. Both parks are built on a pier, feature one roller coaster, and has multiple game stands. Adding to the credibility of this resemblance is the fact that Illumination Entertainment is based in Santa Monica.
  • There are issues with time in Despicable Me. Such as:
    • When Gru enters his home in the beginning of the film, it is 3:30 PM, according to his DVR clock. Yet just a few minutes later, the sun has already set and the Moon is in full display when Gru opens the top hatch of his underground lab. Though, according to the screenplay of the film, it may implies that it takes hours to assemble all the minions.
  • The film's extended cut features scenes that are not in the final cut:
    • Fred McDade rushes in the nick of time with Dr. Nefario to save Gru from Vector and dances in the final scene of the movie. But those his two appearances are cut from the final film.
    • Mr. Perkins and Miss Hattie were going to join Vector in the final battle and fall to their deaths while Vector lands on the moon that returns to space.
  • As Gru walks up to the counter in the coffee shop he is holding his freeze ray but in the next shot it is gone.
  • When Gru wakes up. there is a doll head on his bed, which is a reference to The Godfather.
  • The minions take out many things for sale to support Gru, and there's a crown, but it's different from the one appears in the film Minions which is taken away by Gru.
  • In the end credits, John mimics Gru by saying "back to work", which is reused in a slogan on a poster of Despicable Me 2, written as "Back 2 Work".
    • This also possibly hints Despicable Me 2.
  • This is the first feature film by Illumination.
  • This is the only computer animated film by Mac Guff.
  • This is also Universal Pictures' first fully animated theatrical film to be rated PG by the MPAA; all of Universal's previous fully animated theatrical films were rated G.
    • It is also Universal Pictures' second animated theatrical film released in July, after Jetsons: The Movie in 1990, which was 20 years before Despicable Me was released. Technically Despicable Me first debuted around May and June of 2010 during certain film festivals.
  • Lucy Eaton was originally going to voice Margo in this film, but she was replaced with Miranda Cosgrove.
  • This is the first Illumination film to be in 3D, followed by The Lorax.
  • During television airings on cable networks, the following scenes were cut to allow for more commercial airtime:
    • Gru popping a child's balloon.
    • The girls entering the elevator to Gru's Lab.
    • A portion of the scene where the girls play the carnival game, skipping directly to their second attempt when Agnes hits the ship.
    • The girls sitting in their own Boxes of Shame at the orphanage.
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