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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)


Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From 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 where they'll earn a shot to work for a new boss-the world's first female super-villain-and try to save all of Minionkind...from annihilation. Written by Universal Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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:

Suoiuiw  »

Box Office


$74,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$335,632,780 (USA) (20 November 2015)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the first trailer, a minion picks a banana from under a rock. He then says: "C'est Banana, Miam Miam!". In French that translates into: "It's a Banana, Yummy!" See more »


The "Queen of England" urges one of the minions not to get "mad". An older English person would never use the term "mad" in that context; she would say "angry" or "cross". See more »


Scarlett Overkill: You have no idea who you're messing with! I am the greatest supervillain of all time!
Young Gru: [chuckles] Oh, WERE you?
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Crazy Credits

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


Followed by Despicable Me 3 (2017) See more »


Rule Britannia
Written by Thomas Augustine Arne, James Thomson
Arranged by Theodore Shapiro
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation Inc.
Under license from Sony Pictures Music Group
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User Reviews

Really quite disappointing
26 June 2015 | by (Dundee, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to this after really enjoying Despicable Me and Despicable Me II.

If this had been a standalone film rather than a spin off i'd say it would warrant 7 out of 10 but following on from the minions being major highlights in both Despicable me movies this was really disappointing.

Just not enough of the silly shenanigans from the minions that you'd expect and a lot of quite pointless and quite frankly boring dialogue in parts.

I'm taking my nephews to go see this soon and I really doubt it'll hold there attention - that's how boring it is.....


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