PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
The seventh animated film where characters voiced by studio members are listed during the casting call of main cast members outside the credits, which applies to director Pierre Coffin as the minions themselves (protagonists). The previous six like this had been Open Season (2006) with Cody Cameron as Mr Weenie (a tritagonist), Ratatouille (2007) with Lou Romano as Alfredo Linguini (a deuteragonist), Up (2009) with co-director Bob Peterson as Dug and Alpha (a tritagonist and a secondary antagonist), director Pete Docter as Kevin (a tetartagonist), and Jerome Ranft as Gamma (a tertiary antagonist alongside Beta), Shrek Forever After (2010) with Walt Dohrn as Rumpelstiltskin (a main antagonist), Monsters University (2013) with Peter Sohn as Scott "Squishy" Squibbles (a tetartagonist along with the other 3 additional members of Oozma Kappa), and Penguins of Madagascar (2014) with Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, and Christopher Knights reprising their roles as Skipper, Kowalski, and Private, as well as Conrad Vernon filling in for John DiMaggio as Rico (protagonists).
Minions. Minions have been on this planet far longer than we have. They go by many names. Dave, Carl, Paul, Mike- Oh, that one is Norbert. He's an idiot. They're all different, but all share the same goal:... To serve the most despicable master thru...
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'.
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.
$115,718,405 12 July 2015