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Minions (2015)

PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  10 July 2015 (USA)
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Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlett Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Herb Overkill (voice)
Walter Nelson (voice)
Madge Nelson (voice)
Professor Flux / Tower Guard (voice)
The Queen (voice)
Narrator (voice)
Young Gru (voice)
The Minions (voice)
Tina (voice)
VNC Announcer / Walter Jr. (voice)
Sumo Villain (voice)
Fabrice (voice)
Alex Dowding ...
Royal Advisor (voice)
News Reporter (voice)


The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters - from T. rex to Napoleon - the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he - alongside teen-age rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob - ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock), the world's first supervillainess ever. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in modern London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation. Featuring a sound-track of hit music ... Written by Universal Pictures and Brian McInnis

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les Minions  »

Box Office


$74,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$115,200,000 (USA) (10 July 2015)


$334,215,500 (USA) (9 October 2015)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Kevin in this film is a different Kevin to whom Gru acknowledges in the first "Despicable Me" film. See more »


The monarch of the UK cannot change the law or constitution on their own initiative, so even allowing that Bob became king by acclimation, he would not have the power change the succession to abdicate in favor of Scarlet. See more »


Scarlett Overkill: Work for me, and all this will be yours: respect, power...
Stuart the Minion: Banana!
Scarlett Overkill: ...Banana!
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Crazy Credits

Universal logo animation music in the beginning is sung by Minions. See more »


Spoofs The Phantom of the Opera (1925) See more »


The Letter
Written by Wayne Carson Thompson
Performed by The Box Tops
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Additional vocal by Pierre Coffin
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User Reviews

12 July 2015 | by (Cardiff, Wales) – See all my reviews

Perhaps I am not as jaded as so many reviewers or even just viewers are...not yawning at the fantastic animation in Minions, the brilliant use of allusions and satire side by side with slapstick and so many side bits. I really have to believe that those who didn't like this movie simply didn't have the knowledge or the media/social historical savvy to GET all the stuff crammed into this wonderfully delightful film. It's possible that the 50+ crowd would embrace this film faster and more readily than the 30-40 something crowd who actually have little ones who would just love the basic silliness. I wanted to stop action constantly...hey, wait, did I see Brezhnev AND Nixon in those front rows at the villancon!? I simply will have to get my own copy and enjoy the details at home. Loved that Queenie was having a jolly pub crawl on leave as it were. The Corgy has a short tail by the way chaps, and our English sterling wasn't decimalised until 1970 but why quibble over little things like that? So grandparents? Grab a kid and see this! You won't regret it!

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