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This article is about the natural satellite. For a power-up that appears in Despicable Me: Minion Rush, see Moon (Minion Rush).

Next, we are going to steal.......(Pause for effect)..... THE MOON!
— Felonius Gru

The Moon is the Earth's natural satellite.


The first moon landing happened in 1969. Felonius Gru watched this historic moment with his mother and was inspired by the landing to go to outer space just like his idol Neil Armstrong.



Vector getting crushed by the Moon.

Vector dancing on the moon

Vector dancing on the moon

Despicable Me[]

Gru, along with Dr. Nefario, had formulated a plan to steal the Moon years before the supervillain adopts Margo, Edith, and Agnes. When Vector steals Pyramid of Giza, Gru reveals his devious scheme to his minions. He steals the Moon with the shrink ray, which comically stops tidal waves for surfers and reverts a werewolf to normal. Later on, Gru is forced to give it to Vector in exchange for the girls who are kidnapped by him. Gru becomes enraged after Vector backs on his claim and storms the place, forcing Vector to escape.

At the same time, the Moon begins to expand, but Gru manages to get Margo, Edith and Agnes out of the ship. It inadvertedly triggers a rocket engine that forces it upwards, eventually destroying Vector's ship and trapping him on its surface, being ultimately restored to its orbit.

Despicable Me 2[]

Silas Ramsbottom and El Macho both mention the Moon heist when interacting with Gru.

Appearances in other media[]

Minion Rush[]

Main article: Moon (Minion Rush)


Main article: Mooned


  • The Moon's properties in the film are unrealistic:
    • Removal of the Moon would have disastrous consequences on Earth, including the Earth's tilt, day/night cycle, tidal waves, and climate, though without any immediate effects.
    • The Moon is seen being returned to space by Vector's ship right before it expands into its original size, as if it continued to rise to orbit, instead of crashing down to earth from a suborbital trajectory and causing an extinction level event.
  • The 1969 Moon landing in the film is a reference to the real life Apollo 11 mission, when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the lunar surface.


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