Top 27 Despicable Me Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Despicable Me facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Despicable Me film message.

Eduardo Perez (El Macho in disguise), has an 'E' necklace, for Eduardo. When he is El Macho, the necklace is turned around to form an 'M', for Macho.
Eduardo Perez (El Macho in disguise), has an 'E' necklace, for Eduardo. When he is El Macho, the necklace is turned around to form an 'M', for Macho.
The DJ booth is labeled "Gru-Ray Disc", with the adequate logo.
The DJ booth is labeled "Gru-Ray Disc", with the adequate logo.

Despicable Me Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. When Gru visits the bank you can see a hanging on the wall declaring 'We are always alert." Just right below it, you can see there's a employee sprawled on his chair, dozing off.

  2. Gru's long-lost brother Dru lives in Freedonia. The films writer, Cinco Paul, named it after his favorite Marx brother film Duck Soup, where the events of that movie take place.

Despicable Me Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - : The sound system supports Gru Ray Discs instead of Blu Ray Discs
    : The sound system supports Gru Ray Discs instead of Blu Ray Discs
  • 1 - Margo is seen wearing a Lorax shirt. This is used to tease one of Illumination's films The Lorax(2012) which would be released 2 years later.
    Margo is seen wearing a Lorax shirt. This is used to tease one of Illumination's films The Lorax(2012) which would be released 2 years later.
  • 1 - Minions made an airplane to escape the prison, which is the shape of toy plane that gru gave to mel
    Minions made an airplane to escape the prison, which is the shape of toy plane that gru gave to mel
  • 1 - There is a scene depicting the character "Lucy" in the sky with diamonds - a possible reference to The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
    There is a scene depicting the character "Lucy" in the sky with diamonds - a possible reference to The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
  • When Lucy uses the helicopter to rescue Gru and Dru after they steal the Dumont Diamond, it's Lucy in the Sky with Diamond.

Despicable Me Hidden Details

1 - " a monitor I the background displays the screen for the Fairlight CMI synthesizer. Hans Zimmer, who composed the music for the movie, is known to be a fan of the CMI
" a monitor I the background displays the screen for the Fairlight CMI synthesizer. Hans Zimmer, who composed the music for the movie, is known to be a fan of the CMI

The one-eyed bartender fumbles when he attempts to grab the horn off the shelf on his bad side

1 - While Gru is laying the ground rules, he shows number three in the way a European would to match his accent.
While Gru is laying the ground rules, he shows number three in the way a European would to match his accent.
1 - The Bank of Evil that Gru visits was formerly the Lehman Brothers
The Bank of Evil that Gru visits was formerly the Lehman Brothers
1 - We get to see a glimpse of Gru's family tree. One of his ancestors was some sort of wolf apparently.
We get to see a glimpse of Gru's family tree. One of his ancestors was some sort of wolf apparently.
1 - The minions al have their own pods for sleeping in but one pod has a pair of minions...and one looks surprised while the other looks to be enjoying himself.
The minions al have their own pods for sleeping in but one pod has a pair of minions...and one looks surprised while the other looks to be enjoying himself.
1 - Gru's phone has fingerprint smudges on it.
Gru's phone has fingerprint smudges on it.
1 - When Gru is setting the house rules he counts using the German method (as made famous in Inglourious Basterds)
When Gru is setting the house rules he counts using the German method (as made famous in Inglourious Basterds)
1 - A monitor can be seen in the background with the arrangement Screen for the Fairlight CMI digital synthesizer. Hans Zimmer, whose studio produced the soundtrack to the movie, is known to be a fan of the CMI.
A monitor can be seen in the background with the arrangement Screen for the Fairlight CMI digital synthesizer. Hans Zimmer, whose studio produced the soundtrack to the movie, is known to be a fan of the CMI.
1 - 2 minions getting too much close!
2 minions getting too much close!
1 - The scene with Agnes in Despicable Me (2010) where she holds her breath till she passes out is based on a true condition called BHS, or Breath Holding Spells with one such case recorded in the UK
The scene with Agnes in Despicable Me (2010) where she holds her breath till she passes out is based on a true condition called BHS, or Breath Holding Spells with one such case recorded in the UK
1 - When Gru needs money to fund his plan, you can see the minions holding up a crown so they can make money. In Minions (2015), a prequel, the Minions steal the crown from the Queen of England.
When Gru needs money to fund his plan, you can see the minions holding up a crown so they can make money. In Minions (2015), a prequel, the Minions steal the crown from the Queen of England.
1 - At the end of the movie, Balthazar Bratt is defeated by Gru having his penis stuck in a balloon.
At the end of the movie, Balthazar Bratt is defeated by Gru having his penis stuck in a balloon.
1 - Same characters in different scenes. (maybe i'm wrong about the guy :) )
Same characters in different scenes. (maybe i'm wrong about the guy :) )

Agnes shrieks when the infected Kevin bites her unicorn toy. The pitch of her voice causes all the glass objects (including Kevin's goggles) to crack, but Margo's glasses remain intact.

1 - & Minions (2015)
& Minions (2015)
1 - Gru's uvula can be seen.
Gru's uvula can be seen.
Despicable Me poster
Despicable Me poster

Despicable Me Plot

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Despicable Me. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Pierre Coffin
Stars Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews
IMDB score 7.6