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Minions are the numerous creatures that appear in the Despicable Me franchise, which began with the eponymous 2010 film. They are also the official mascots of Illumination Entertainment, a division of Universal Studios, and have been described as being a corporate icon for Universal/Illumination's parent company Comcast on par with Disney's Mickey Mouse following Comcast's purchase of NBCUniversal. The Minions are small, yellow, melodious henchmen who wear overalls and goggles and have one or two eyes. They mostly speak incomprehensible gibberish, which is partly derived from other languages, including Bahasa Indonesia, French, English, Italian, Spanish, and Hindi. Although seemingly nonsensical, the English-sounding words are dubbed for every country, in order to make them recognizable. In Minions it is made clear that they have existed since the beginning of life on Earth, and desire above all else to serve the most terrible of villains. In the short film "Banana", the Minions are revealed to have an uncontrollable craving for fruits, especially bananas. They have most ordinary names, with Kevin, Stuart and Bob being the names of the lead trio in Minions, and Mel being the leader of the Minions in Despicable Me 3.
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Minions (Despicable Me)

Minions (Despicable Me)

Minions
(Left to right) Stuart, Kevin, and Bob, the principal Minions seen in the film Minions
Despicable Me race
Attributes
Leader(s) A T-Rex (formerly; deceased)
Neanderthal (formerly; deceased)
Egyptian Pharaoh (formerly; deceased)
Count Dracula (formerly; deceased)
Napoleon Bonaparte (formerly; deceased)
Scarlet Overkill (formerly)
Gru (currently)
Home world Earth
Base of operations Gru's base
Language Minionese
Created by Illumination Entertainment
Actor(s) Pierre Coffin (2010-present)
Chris Renaud (2010-2015)
Jemaine Clement (2010)

Minions are the numerous creatures that appear in the Despicable Me franchise, which began with the eponymous 2010 film. They are also the official mascots of Illumination Entertainment, a division of Universal Studios, and have been described as being a corporate icon for Universal/Illumination's parent company Comcast on par with Disney's Mickey Mouse following Comcast's purchase of NBCUniversal.[1]

The Minions are small, yellow, melodious henchmen who wear overalls and goggles and have one or two eyes. They mostly speak incomprehensible gibberish, which is partly derived from other languages, including Bahasa Indonesia, French, English, Italian, Spanish, and Hindi.[2][3][4] Although seemingly nonsensical, the English-sounding words are dubbed for every country, in order to make them recognizable.[5]

In Minions it is made clear that they have existed since the beginning of life on Earth, and desire above all else to serve the most terrible of villains.[6] In the short film "Banana", the Minions are revealed to have an uncontrollable craving for fruits, especially bananas. They have most ordinary names, with Kevin, Stuart and Bob being the names of the lead trio in Minions, and Mel being the leader of the Minions in Despicable Me 3.[7][8]

Evil Minions

In Despicable Me 2, almost all the Minions are kidnapped by El Macho, a supervillain who injects the PX-41 serum into them, turning them into monstrous purple beings who become El Macho's henchmen, but then get turned back to normal by Gru, Dr. Nefario, the girls and the remaining Minions.

In popular culture

Since the release of the Despicable Me films, their popularity has been rising. The Minions have been regularly featured in cross-promotions for other Comcast / NBCUniversal properties, including Universal theme parks, NBC primetime TV series, and even an Xfinity remote control.[1]

The Minion variants of the Simpsons appear at the end of The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror XXV".

In 2015 the village of Minions, Cornwall in the UK built a road sign, paid for by Universal Studios, featuring Minions. In October of that year, they removed it due to safety concerns that resulted from people stopping their cars to take photos, although villagers have campaigned to get the sign put back up in another location.[9][10][11]

On April Fool's Day 2016, Google created a button on its Gmail service that sent a "mic drop" along with a GIF of a Minion.[12][13] However, the feature immediately received a backlash. Many people complained about accidentally sending the GIF during job searches, which resulted in some people being dropped from job consideration or even being fired. Google removed the feature not long after, citing those reasons and a bug that caused the GIF to be sent after hitting the regular send button.[14][15]

The Minions appeared in an advertisement for the Cinemark theater chain, in which several Minions tried to change a light bulb while another one of them mocked them. He dropped the replacement lightbulb during one of his laughing fits, so the others ended up sticking him in the socket so that his eye could serve as the light. The short was to promote the chain's claim that they had the brightest 3D projection system of any other theater chain. At first, the clip played exclusively before showings of Despicable Me 2, but Cinemark now uses the clip freely before any 3D movie. There was also one for Minions, in which a Minion tries to watch a romantic film on his phone. However, the screen becomes too big, so he tries to watch it on a tablet but the screen tilts the opposite way. Finally, he sits in a chair, but this flips on him and the television breaks, resulting in the flatscreen falling on him.

  1. ^ a b Steel, Emily (November 6, 2016). "How Comcast and NBCUniversal Used Minions to Fuse an Empire". The New York Times. Retrieved December 26, 2016. The Minions have also done their part for the company. They have bounced in to promote Comcast’s voice-controlled TV remote, NBC’s hit fall drama 'This Is Us,' and the theatrical release of the Universal Pictures animated musical comedy 'Sing.' Visitors to Universal theme parks can even become a Minion on a 3-D ride. For Comcast, the Minions have become the company's Mickey Mouse. 
  2. ^ "Despicable Me 2 : Production Notes" (PDF). Visualhollywood.com. Retrieved May 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "'Despicable Me 2' Minions: 5 Things to Know". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ Racoma, Bernadine. "The Minions’ language is a combination of French, Spanish, English… and food references". Day Translations. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ Debruge, Peter (June 11, 2015). "Chris Meledandri on How the 'Minions' Came to Life". Variety. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Exclusive: The Synopsis for Minions". ComingSoon.net. June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ Ebiri, Bilge (July 10, 2015). "Minions Review: Hurminemina Nomnururmin Mmmumorima (Translation: ‘It’s Pretty Good for What It Is’)". Vulture. Retrieved May 23, 2017. A trio of Minions — Kevin, Stuart, and Bob (the Minions all have hilariously ordinary names,... 
  8. ^ Snetiker, Marc (May 19, 2017). "Despicable Me 3: Meet the mutinous new Minion". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 22, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Cornwall village Minions sign removed - BBC News". Bbc.com. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Road sign for Cornish village called Minions that was put up by Universal Studios to promote children's film is taken down in case it distracts drivers". Thesun.co.uk. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Campaign to reinstate Minions road sign taken down over safety fears". Plymouth Herald. April 13, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  12. ^ Steinbuch, Yaron (April 1, 2016). "Google’s April Fools’ Minions prank was so not funny | New York Post". Nypost.com. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  13. ^ Natt Garun. "Gmail's Mic Drop tool is the April Fools joke we wish was real". The Next Web. 
  14. ^ Jon Russell. "Google reverses Gmail April 1 prank after users mistakently put GIFs into important emails". TechCrunch. 
  15. ^ Victor-bogdan Anchidin. "Introducing Gmail Mic Drop". Gmail Blog. 


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