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Minions (2015)

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Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Herb Overkill (voice)
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Walter Nelson (voice)
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Madge Nelson (voice)
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Professor Flux (voice)
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The Queen (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
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Young Gru (voice)
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The Minions (voice)
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Tina (voice)
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VNC Announcer (voice)
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Sumo Villain (voice)
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Fabrice (voice)
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Royal Advisor (voice)
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News Reporter (voice)
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Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From the T-Rex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. Now, join protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart, and lovable little Bob on a global road trip. They'll earn a shot to work for a new boss, the world's first female supervillain, and try to save all of Minionkind from annihilation. Written by Universal Pictures

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Rated PG for action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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10 July 2015 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$74,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$115,200,000 (USA) (12 July 2015)

Gross:

$336,045,770 (USA)
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Trivia

Before Scarlett's test starts for new henchman, you can see Richard Nixon get pushed by the wrestler villain at Villain Con. See more »

Goofs

Stuart attempts to "chat up" a bright yellow fire hydrant, and is later seen with two fire hydrants in a jacuzzi. These are American-style hydrants; in Britain hydrants are simple pipes whose position is marked by a yellow sign with a black 'H'. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Bob the Minion: KING BOB!
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Crazy Credits

The Universal Pictures fanfare is sung by Minions. One of them holds a note until he loses his breath and passes out on the Illumination Entertainment title card. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Iron Giant (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Make 'Em Laugh
From the film Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown (as Nacio Brown)
Vocal performed by Pierre Coffin
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Not as Funny as Despicable Me
20 June 2015 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

The popularity and the huge profits of Despicable Me franchise has driven the eagerness of Illumination Entertainment to produce a minions spin-off solely to entertain the fans. Caught in variations of the same scenarios, the decision to put more focus on the three minions - Kevin, Stuart and Bob might remind audiences about Alvin and the Chipmunks or the three daughters of Gru. While the animation does remain the fun, hilarious and ridiculous behaviors of the characters, the theme of the scores and the nonsensical language of the minions, it does not have a strong villain to support the three, also it lacks of character development, warm emotional engagement and moral values. The cuteness of the minions is the main element for entertainment rather than the dialogue itself in which the jokes aren't as funny as Despicable Me's series. Nonetheless, it is still energetic, actions packed, visually stunning and colorful for family audiences even its creative mistake drags its overall quality, proving that these banana lovers are far more effective and surprising to be supporting characters just as in the main franchise.


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