10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Minions

Today I continue the countdown to the Minions Movie release on Friday with some trivia! Here’s 10 facts about the minions you might not know.

  1. The funny little language that they speak is actually called ‘Minionese’.
  2. The evil minions are purple because it’s on the opposite end of the colour spectrum to yellow.
  3. When Lucy and Gru are reviewing Paradise Mall shop owners in Despicable Me 2, the owner of Stuff-A-Bear overstuffs a bear and it explodes, making an expectant little boy cry. The boy is the same one that Gru made cry with a popping balloon in the beginning of the first Despicable Me.
  4. Minions can survive in outer space.
  5. There are thousands of minions – but they only have five different haircuts.
  6. Tall minions all have the same hair do.
  7. Gru must have invested in some dental care for the little fellas – did you notice how their teeth were crooked in Despicable Me but perfectly straight in Despicable Me 2? 
  8. The actors are filmed as they read their parts, so their facial and hand expressions are used on screen. Steve Carell’s wife had fun pointing out the expressions in Gru that reminded her of Steve.
  9. The minions only have three fingers.
  10. When Lucy Wilde gives Gru a phone number to reach her, it is clearly visible as 626-584-5723. Calling that number reaches a recording of Kristen Wiig in character, with her outgoing voice mail message.

So? How many did you know?

Thanks to BuzzFeed, IMDB and Cineworld for the facts!
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Everything We Know About the Minions Movie So Far!

With the release of the Minions Movie just five days away, now seems like the perfect time to recap everything we know about it so far. It’s all part of Minions Week on both Funky Pigeon and Funky Party, where I’ll be counting downs the days till release with loadsa Minions-themed fun.

  1. The film takes place before the events of ‘Despicable Me’ and before they met their evil master Gru.
  2. However, that wasn’t their first master. The teasers so far have showed that they have failed a long list of masters including the T-Rex, Napoleon and even Dracula!
  3. This means the movie will be very much an origins story – so you’ll finally get to know where the adorable little things came from.
  4. The film finds the Minions in a depressed state with no leader to follow – meaning Kevin, Stuart and Bob must hatch a plan to find a new evil master. This journey takes them to the Villain-Con – which is a convention for villains to meet their minions and vice versa. Say what? You’ve never been to one!?
  5. Although the cast of voices for the film is long and star-studded – Sandra Bullock, Michael Keaton, Jon Hamm, Steve Coogan and Jennifer Saunders included – just two people voice the Minions: creators Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin.
  6. It was originally due to be released in December 2014, but was pushed back to June 2015 after the huge success that Despicable Me had with the same release slot. The cynics amongst you would say it’s just in time for the school holidays too, but not me, oh no…
  7. The end of Despicable Me 2 strongly hinted at a Minions Movie – for those of you who hung around during the credits. They held their own auditions and everything…
  8.  If you’re worried that this is going to be the last you’ll see of the Minions…then worry not! The third installment of Despicable Me has already been confirmed, with a current release date of summer 2017 to mark in the diary.
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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

This Father’s Day at Funky Pigeon the team have added loadsa new products to the shelves that I hope you’ll love as much as I do! In this blog I’ve split my gift suggestions up into two categories: less than £10 and £10 – £30. So whether you’re on a budget or looking to splash out on your old man, here at Funky Pigeon we’ve got you covered.

Follow Funky Pigeon’s board Father’s Day Gift Ideas Under £10 on Pinterest.

First up, you can easily browse our sub-£10 gifts by checking out the Pinterest board above. We’ve got mugs, tote bags, notebooks, posters and way more – all fully customisable as is par for the course here! They’re perfect if you’re not looking to push the boat out too much but still want to make Father’s Day a special one for yer Dad.

Follow Funky Pigeon’s board Father’s Day Gift Ideas £10 – £30 on Pinterest.

Next up is my pick of gifts that are priced between £10 and £30. I’ve been busy behind-the-scenes these last few months scouting out the perfect products for you, and I think you’ll be happy at what I came up with! There’s personalised ale, cider, lager and stout; aprons, t-shirts, bears, phone cases, tablet cases, canvases and photobooks. Phew!

I’m a particular fan of the personalised alcohol. I wrote a great big blog about it right here, which has all the info you need about the full range and tastes available.

Happy shopping!

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