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The Minions are Back in Despicable Me 2
The Adorable, Mischief Making Despicable Me Minions
We were first introduced to the yellow pill-shaped, giggly, mischievous and completely adorable Minions in the 2010 movie Despicable Me as Gru's mostly helpful worker bees.
As did so many other viewers, we fell in love with these cute and cuddly henchmen adopting them as our family mascot. (More later in the page.)
The Minions, which to me look like a cross between a twinkie and a vitamin pill, provide a lot of the comic elements in the film. They are silly sidekicks kind of like the penguins of Madagascar.
These scene stealing creations emerged from the imaginations of Chris Meledandri, Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. Through character development they expanded on the typical definition of minions as being unimportant followers of a more important person.
Despicable Me was a hit for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. The film grossed than $540 million and became the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history.
We loved seeing Despicable Me 2 this summer. Have you seen more of Gru's lovable minions yet?
Despicable Me 2 Poster available on Amazon.
More Minions. More Despicable.
Vote on Despicable Me 2 Movie
Will you be seeing Despicable Me 2?
Despicable Me 2 - Teaser Trailer
Listen to the Banana Potato song from the Despicable Me 2 Trailer on DespicableMeMovie. CAUTION: It is one of those songs that gets stuck in your head.
Banana Potato Song Lyrics
Ba ba ba, ba ba na na
Ba ba ba, ba ba na na
Bana na a a, Potato na a a, Bana na a a
To ca li no potato ni ga ni ba ba lo ni ba no ji ga
Ba ba ba, ba na na
Yo plano hu, la pa no no tu, ma banana like a nupi ta la mu
Banana ba ba ba, banana, Potato o o
To ca li no potato ni ga ni ba ba lo ni ba no ji ga
ba ba, ba ba na naaaaaaa!
Minion gibberish translations with proofing help from my kids who had me figure out the lyrics. Middle section translations from Banana Song with Subtitles on Youtube below.
Minion Banana Potato Song - Subtitles.
Thanks to Aug201990 you can sing along to the Banana Potato song with subtitles.
Despicable Me 2 Banana Shirt
This banana shirt featuring the minions is a great shirt for girls who love the minions and the Banana song (like my two).
Vote on the Minions
What do you think about the Despicable Me Minions?
Despicable Me 2
Minion Illumination Nation
Despicable Me 2 Trailers - Video
See what may be up with the minions in this Despicable Me 2 trailer from DespicableMeMovie.
Despicable Me 2 Minion Figures
For Despicable Me 2 there are new posable minion figures and Funko has also come out with a line of character products.
Get the set of mini Despicable Me figures, a great gift for any Despicable Me fan. Includes Gru, his girls, Dr. Nefario, assorted minions and the unicorn.
The set of Despicable Me figures from Funko. Includes Gru, Agnus, Stewart, Dave and an evil minion.
Fun with Despicable Me Minions
Minion Madness in the Car
Image Copyright by Kirsti A. Dyer. All rights reserved.
More on Despicable Me 2
In Summer 2013, get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.
- Despicable Me 2 Movie | Official Site for the Despicable Me 2 Film
Despicable Me 2 starring Steve Carell as Gru is back with more outrageous characters including the minions and the girls. Watch the Despicable Me 2 movie in theaters July 3, 2013.
- Despicable Me 2 Behind the Goggles
Despicable Me 2 Behind the Goggles description
- Despicable Me | Facebook
Follow Despicable Me on Facebook.
- Despicable Me 2 | Twitter
Follow Despicable Me on Twitter and get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2.
- Despicable Me | YouTube
The official YouTube channel for Despicable Me.
- Gru's Minions - Despicable Me Wiki
Gru's Minions are small, yellow, pill-shaped humanized creatures that have one or two eyes.
Despicable Me 2 Second Trailer - Video
In this second trailer for Despicable Me 2 we learn a bit more about what might be going on with the movie from MovieTrailerApple.
Who are the Minions?
The Minions are thousands of short little pill-shaped (twinkie-shaped or thumb shaped) yellow creatures with eye-bugging goggles that help Gru, the world's greatest villain, carry out his nefarious deeds.
Originally envisioned as underground mole people, these cute little critters are like mischievous children and giggling trouble makers. The Despicable Me Wikia describes the minions as "a rambunctious bunch of simple-minded beings." Their silly, scene-stealing antics like taking butt pictures on the xeroxing machine, arguing over bananas or tee-peeing a house from the inside make viewers want to laugh along with them.
The thousands of short little minions start off by being Gru's hench children, but ultimately turn into part playmates and part baby sitters for Gru's daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes.
They have become so popular that they have their own Minion Madness DVD and their own ride, Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios in Orlando.
Despicible Me Minions with Gru Poster available on Amazon
Creating the Minions
- DESPICABLE ME - About the Production
In early 2007, Universal Pictures began to build its family and animation film business by bringing aboard blockbuster producer Chris Meledandri to shepherd the initiative.
- DESPICABLE ME - Adorable Gibberish
Born out of the animation process were the scenestealers the production came to know as Gru's minions.
- Despicable Me: Creating The Minions
Despicable Me hits the big screen this week and looks set to be a huge success. Born out of the animation process were the scene-stealers the production came to know as Gru's minions.
Despicable Me Minion Madness
Minion Madness includes 3 mini minion movies:
1. "Orientation Day" where we see what happens when Gru's newest workers start their training.
2. "Home Makeover" where Margo, Edith, and Agnes recruit the minions to makeover their home.
3. "Banana" where we discover the minions love of bananas.
In addition the DVD contains the Super Silly Fun Land games: "Feed the Creatures," "Tin Can Alley," "Minion Dunk Tank" and "Match Madness."
Despicable Me 2 on Facebook
Fun Minion Downloads
Fun printable minion sheets and coloring page minion downloads.
- Despicable Me Minion Army
Download and print out your own mini minion army.
- Despicable Me Minion Goggles
Download and print our your own minion goggles, either one eye or two.
- Despicable Me Follow the Line Game
Download and print out the follow the line game and help gru get to the moon.
- Despicable Me Coloring Sheet - Gru and Minions (4)
Dowload, print and color this Despicable Me coloring page of Gru, Minions and his Gru-mobile.
- Despicable Me Coloring Sheet - Gru and Minions (2)
Dowload, print and color this Despicable Me coloring page of Gru and two Minions.
- Despicable Me Coloring Page - Gru, Minions and the Girls
Download and print out this free Despicable Me coloring page featuring a variety of characters from the Despicable Me movie.
- Despicable Me Coloring Pages
Several printable coloring pages from Despicable Me.
- Despicable Me printable coloring pages
Despicable Me coloring pages online.
- Despicable Me Kids Coloring Pages
Despicable me kids coloring pages from the Kids Coloring Page site.
- Despicable Me Custom Digital Coloring Book
An online Despicable Me Custom Digital Coloring Book
Get Your Own Minion
Minion Trio - Dave, Stuart and Jorge available on Amazon
Vote on Your Favorite Minion
Who is your favorite Minion?
Minions - Banana
Discover why the Minions love Bananas in this Minion Short from DespicableMeMovie.
More Fun Minion Stuff
From the Despicable Me website a look at some of the great fan art and minion wear created by fans.
Despicable Me Posters
Armed and dangerous minion poster.
A new movie poster for Despicable Me 2.
Adopt a Despicible Me Minion
Despicable Me Toys as Our Family Mascot
We started our Minion collection in 2010 with the group of three minions (Dave, Stewart and Jorge) plus an extra Stewart dressed in their blue overalls as Christmas presents.
Someone suggested putting them in the back window of our car, peering out the back window and it is where they have remained. They bring a smile to most people's faces and I hope even bring some silliness to stressed out drivers.
When the Halloween Minion set and the Christmas Minion set became available we added them to our Minion collection and swapped out the regular Minions for holiday themed minions.
Since we had so much fun with the holiday Minions we've dressed up our regular Minions for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's, Easter, Spring, Memorial Day and the 4th of July.
Needless to say they are quite a conversation starter for my daughter's friends. We've gotten a few extras to give as gifts to those who have been the most touched by our silly mascots.
Minion Trio available on Amazon below.
Despicable Me Minions on Amazon
Grab your set of Minions before they go up in price again with the popularity of the new movie.
Minion Fun - Search Engine and Ringtones
- Despicable Me - Grugle - Search Engine
Search the Internet using a customizable Gru-gle search engine.
- Despicable Me Ringtone - Minion Giggle
Download a free Minion Glggle for your ringtone.
- Despicable Me Ringtones
Download different Despicable Me Ringtones for your phone including the new Banana Potato, Papoi, Minion Giggles and Agnes' "It's so Fluffy" line.
It's so fluffy I'm going to die.
"It's So Fluffy" Video clip
Love this clip with Agnus from DespicableMeMovie.
It's So Fluffy T-Shirt
This is one of my favorite Despicable Me expression on a t-shirt, "It's sooo fluffy!"
I'd love to get one of these It's so Fluffy t-shirts, but I know my kids will not let me wear one.
Wear a Minion Shirt
Different style minion shirts for the family.
Whaaa? Dave's favorite expression.
Despicible Me Minion Halloween Toys
Halloween Minion Plush Set
The Despicable Me Minions are all dressed up for Halloween trick or treating. One is dressed as a skeleton, one as a vampire and one as a mummy.
Since we couldn't decide on just one costumed minion, we got the set. We have all three of the Halloween set all ready to go for Halloween this year. The vampire minion has proven to be very popular (with the Twilight crowd?) and at least during the summer of 2013 is harder to find, except on eBay.
What do you do with minions?
We keep our stuffed minions in the back of the car, changing them during the holidays as a way to give people behind us a laugh.
Halloween Minions (Mummy and Skeleton) available on Amazon. Check eBay for the Minion Vampire.
Despicable Me Minion Christmas Toys
Spread the Holiday Silliness with the Minions
The Christmas Minion toy set is a fun way to spread some holiday cheer. These silly Minions with Dave in his elf hat, Stewart in reindeer antlers and Jorge dressed up as Santa, are a fun way to spread some holiday cheer.
It may be impossible to decide which Christmas Minion is the cutest, Stewart the Reindeer, Jorge the Santa or Dave the Elf. If you are like us and can't make up your mind just get the set of all three Christmas Minions.
We keep them in the back of the car, peering out at the drivers behind us as we go down the highway. You can almost hear them singing silly Minion holiday songs.
Despicable Me Christmas Minion Plush Set available on Amazon and eBay.
There are different versions of the Christmas Minions. I like the ones where they are dressed up as reindeer and elves. These can be hard to find on Amazon. Hopefully they'll come out with new ones for this Christmas.
Despicable Me Minion Costumes
Make Your Own Minion Costumes
With their silly looks and personalities, the minions make for fun costumes and costume ideas.
I came up with several lenses on making minion costumes including how to make your own basic minion costume using denim overalls and goggles, how to make a minion fireman costume and alarm hat like the Bee-do, Bee-do minion wears.
Of course I had to include a lens on how to make the latest minions, the evil purple minions for those days when you are feeling more like a screaming, crazy monster than a silly sidekick.
Read on for more information on crafting your own minion costume.
Despicable Me 2 Minion Poster available on Amazon.
Despicable Me Minion Jewelry + Keychains
Minion Jewelry on eBay
Keep the Minions close to you, to make you smile with jewelry.
Minion Mayhem Video Clips
Learn more about the Minion Mayhem 3-D Ride at Universal Studios in Orlando and the launch from InsidetheMagic and JeffLangeDVD.
What do you think about the Despicable Me Minions?