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  • Despicable Me becomes the first Illumination film to have a prequel and also a spin-off.
  • This is the first Illumination film to have the Minions from Despicable Me 2 to become the protagonists.
    • Also, this is the first Despicable Me movie not to include Gru's daughters, Margo, Agnes and Edith.
    • However, Gru himself does appear.
  • The film's opening shows that the Minions were originally evolved from unicellular organisms. Though, before the film, there were other widespread theories, including that the Minions were artificial creatures made out of mashed bananas, fatty acid, and mutated DNA; or changed from humans (the latter one is seen in Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem).
  • In the trailer, the Minions had another boss, a knight who was killed because the minions were mopping the floor and he slipped. another boss that they had was a Pirate who was killed by a shark that the minions caught. those character don't appear in the film.
  • When the Minions arrived in the United States and the United Kingdom, there are many surroundings about people and things in 1960s, including an election poster of Richard Nixon (which reads "Finally a name you can TRUST!"), and The Beatles doing their famous "Abbey Road" walk respectively.
  • In Villain-Con, Richard Nixon can be briefly seen as an attendee before he is knocked down by Glam Slammer, who are one of the villains trying to make themselves eligible to work for Scarlet Overkill.[1]
  • The film shows how the minions came cross their iconic dungarees. However, the dungarees don't sport Gru's emblem as they didn't work for Gru at first.
  • Mr. Perkins, El Macho, and Dr. Nefario, who are characters from previous films, can be seen in Villain-Con.
  • The news broadcast along with many TV shows are in color. However, in 1968, the only British TV channel in color was BBC 2, which didn't show news bulletins; the other two channels of the time, BBC 1 and ITV, didn't get color until 1969.
  • After Kevin swallows a bomb, Scarlet intends to escape with Herb Overkill and Tim, Bob's teddy bear with her Rocket Dress. Yet, after the explosion, Kevin somehow takes back the teddy bear and it is given back to Bob.
  • The entrance fees shown in the Tower of London are displayed in decimal currency, but England did not adopt a decimal currency till 1971. In 1968, the currency in England was pounds, shillings and pence.
  • The narrator states that there's a minion called Paul, but the minion is never identified officially throughout all Despicable Me films so far.
  • When the minions are helping the pharaoh to build the Great Pyramid of Giza, it can be seen that the scaffolding was made out of bamboo. However, it's impossible that bamboo can exist in ancient Egypt.
  • When Kevin, Stuart, and Bob disguise as a woman in Tower of London, there is a tower guard says "Bob's your uncle" with one of his colleagues.
  • Steve Carell and Allison Janney previously co-starred in the 2006 DreamWorks film Over the Hedge.
  • Geoffrey Rush, Allison Janney, Carlos Alazraqui, Bob Bergen, Jess Harnell, Sherry Lynn, Danny Mann, Mickie McGowan, Laraine Newman, Jan Rabson and Jim Ward previously worked on the 2003 Pixar film Finding Nemo.
  • The third Illumination film to feature John Cygan as an additional voice (the previous two were The Lorax and Despicable Me 2).
  • The film grossed $1.159 billion worldwide, which made it at the time of its release the 10th highest-grossing film of all time (behind Avatar, Titanic, Jurassic World, The Avengers, Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, Frozen and Iron Man 3) the second highest-grossing animated film of all time (behind Frozen), and the highest grossing Illumination film. It is currently the 21st highest-grossing film of all time and the fourth highest-grossing animated film of all time (behind Frozen II, Frozen and Incredibles 2).
  • This is the only Despicable Me entry with narration.
  • One of the movie's locations is Orlando, Florida, the city that would exhibit the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem ride in real life.
  • On the poster, Kein is holding a paper that says, "I'm with Stupid." But in the movie itself, the paper says "Orlando".
  • Having been released 2 years and 7 days after Despicable Me 2, the gap between Despicable Me 2, which was released on July 3, 2013, and Minions, which was released on July 10, 2015, is currently the longest gap between two Illumination movies. However this record was broken when Sing 2 was released on Deecember 22, 2021, 2 years, 6 months and 15 days after The Secret Life of Pets 2, which was released on June 7, 2019.
  • There's one funny little thing. Where Kevin and the Athletes play polo while riding corgis, the queen's favorite breed of England. One of the Royal Corgis stands on her hind legs and barks like a horse. One of the Royal Corgis licks Scarlet's face. He just seems to have licked as Scarlet annoys even more. And she throws the corgi back on the floor at Buckingham Palace, makes the corgi bark in pain. And he whines. At the end of the film, one of the Royal Corgis licks in her mouth to one of the Minions. It is not known what will happen next in the future of the film Despicable Me 4.
  • This is the first film, tho se who will feel from hunger. In this cartoon, Stuart's stomach rumbles, then Bob's while they're in the boat. (second time in Despicable Me 3 and in cro minion).
  • From the dog's saliva on her cheek, Scarlet disappears in the next shot.
  • As this the first film in the Despicable Me franchise in Chronological order, this is the only film in the franchise to not show in the opening scene the main antagonist first and then the main character.
  • At the moment when Scarlet Overkill wants to kill them, the ball hits them in the face, and you can see on her lava gun mirror corgi, who stuck out his tongue.
  • Despite the fact that in the cartoon Stuart and Bob are presented "hungry", but they are very rarely shown, although in Despicable Me 3 they show us again that all the minions are hungry. What will happen in Despicable Me 4 is still unknown.
  • After Bob's coronation, Kevin can be seen playing polo and cricket. In polo riding a Corgi, and in cricket with a Corgi without riding.
  • The scene was removed from this cartoon, where at the moment where the minions were gnawing on a wooden boat.
  • Stuart and Bob exhaust three times; first on the boat, Stuart exhausts, and then Bob when he begins to notice that his stomach is rumbling loudly (hungry). Then, when they walked away from New York at the bridge in New York, Kevin was standing, Stuart and Bob were tired, Stuart was breathing heavily, it is unknown where Bob got the suitcase with food. Then to the Tower of London. When they rise. But the tower is too high and stands for them (except Kevin).
  • When Kevin, Bob, and Stuart swim up to New York, their goggles slowly change from brass to chrome.
  • In two scenes where athletes sit astride a corgi while playing a game of corgi polo. However, in real life, it is not possible to sit astride a dog, as it is possible to break the back of this fictional.
  • A few soundbites in the trailer don’t appear in the finished film. This includes Bob saying “Ohh”, when he’s afraid of the journey ahead. This also includes the ominous music similar to John Carpenter’s Halloween, in the film they used different music similar to Halloween. And finally when Bob puts Kevin’s head in his mouth, there is no background music, but in the film, music similar to Dennis the Menace was used during that scene.

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