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7 Things You Need to Know About Minions

Some very important facts about these odd creatures

Beano Facts Team
Last Updated:  July 6th 2022

1. Minions were originally meant to be big

Thankfully they got shrunk down for the films...much better

2. The Minions have a real language

It's called Minionese and is a really high-pitched combination of different human languages. There's some Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean in it. Plus lots of "banana".

3. There are only 48 different Minion shapes

Despite there being hundreds and hundreds of Minions, there can only be 48 different combinations of Minion bodies. So that means a lot of Minions look exactly the same!

4. Minions were partly based on Jawas from Star Wars

Oh and the Oompah Loompahs from Willy Wonka!

5. The evil Minions are purple because...

Purple is the opposite colour to yellow on the colour spectrum. The good and evil Minions are literally opposites!

6. They only have 3 fingers

That doesn't seem to bother them though!

7. Dogs like dressing up as Minions

This is a fact. Look how how happy this guy is!