Trivia / Despicable Me 2

  • Actor Allusion:
  • All-Star Cast: Unsurprisingly.
  • Award Bait Song: On January 16, 2014, Despicable Me 2 was nominated for two Academy Awards, one for "Best Original Song" (Pharrell Williams' "Happy") and the other for "Best Animated Feature Film."
  • Breakaway Pop Hit: The aforementioned "Happy" hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 nearly nine months after the movie's release, and it is also a track on Pharrell Williams' 2014 album G I R L, a legitimate, non-soundtrack album. In fact, many people who like the song now don't realize that it was created for a Despicable Me film until someone tells them (or until they see the music video, which has dancing Minion costumes form Universal Studios in it).
  • Children Voicing Children: Elsie Fisher as Agnes.
  • Dawson Casting:
    • Word of God is that Agnes' birthday party at the start of the second movie is her sixth. In the same movie Margo meets her first boyfriend, so she is most likely 12. Edith is about midway between these two. All three are voiced by somewhat older actresses (several years older, in the case of Miranda Cosgrove).
    • Steve Carell as young Gru.
  • Fan Nickname: "Village Minions" for the Minions mimicking the Village People in the Dance Party Ending. It's even in Youtube's auto-complete now!
  • Image Source:
  • Name's the Same: Lucy Wilde just so happens to share the same last name as Nick Wilde, and the Meaningful Name trope still applies to both, but they are not related.
  • The Other Marty: Al Pacino was cast as El Macho in the second film, but was replaced late in post-production with Benjamin Bratt. His name could still be seen on most of the trailers leading up to the movie's release.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Pierre Coffin as Kevin, Stuart, Bob, other minions and Evil minions.
    • Chris Renaud as other minions and Evil minions.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Initially El Macho was voiced by Al Pacino, but he dropped out due to "creative differences".
    • According to the directors' commentary on the DVD, Edith was originally going to sneak away and follow Gru when he goes to save Lucy.
    • Concept art showed Lucy with a pet dog she carried around with.
    • This shows an alternated ending of Gru and Lucy's wedding. They're at a church with two Minions showing up to give the rings. Eduardo and El Pollo are present (while still in custody). Margo and Antonio are still a couple. And Marlena was about to object to the marriage, only to be stopped by Lucy's taser. The ending shows the couple and their daughter walking out of the church, hand-and-hand.
    • This originally showed Gru catching up to Lucy's plane to Australia to ask her out on a date. With his daughter and Minions following. She accepts.
  • Word of God:

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