The script for Despicable Me 2 identifies them as sisters:
MARGO: Uh, sure. I'm...Margo.
They begin walking away together, then Margo is reminded of her sisters when Edith loudly clears her throat.
However, it doesn't confirm whether they're sisters as a result of Gru's adoption or that they were legally sisters before that.
The official Despicable Me: ...
Grimly Feendish was a supervillain who sought to conquer the world,
using both his monsters and bizarre plot devices, such as exploding
treacle, to do so. He was usually thwarted by Eagle-Eye, Junior Spy.
At one point Grimly started Doomsday School for young monsters across
the road from Eagle-Eye's school, Conker Crescent High. One of the
There are no female minions
In an interview with TheWrap, (handily entitled "‘Minions’ Creator Pierre Coffin on Why None of His Animated Little Yellow Helpers Are Female") Pierre Coffin explains that all the Minions are indeed male (and why)
According to “Minions” creator Pierre Coffin, in fact, all the title
characters in Universal’s prequel to two “...
The minions themselves seem to think so. When one of their number appears to have exploded, caps are doffed and tears begin to flow profusely.
Evidently the death of a minion is a rare event (we've seen them survive an awful lot unscathed) but one which provokes a strong community response.
There is no official information on it, but I do have a theory: identification
As per the Despicable Me Wikia page on Minions (emphasis mine):
Minions are a similar size and shape, but have unique features to tell
them apart, such as height, number of eyes, roundness or secondary
features such as hair, eye/pupil size or clothing.
From this, it seems ...
Are there any male Minions? We are never given any indication that Minions have a gender one way or the other. While they all have male names, we have no indication (since they do not speak intelligibly) that the male-oriented names they were given by Gru or anyone else for that matter apply in any particular way.
In the first film, there were really only ...
The short film "Minions : Orientation Day" explains that all of the minions are
[generically] engineered from the same strand of mutated DNA.
As has been pointed out by @DaveJOhnson this is contradicted by the latest trailer for Minions (2014) which shows the minions having existed since the time of the dinosaurs, some ...
There are in fact ten rockets in total. The names that can be read on the sides of the rockets are;
The Despicable me wikia also lists
Rio de Janeiro
although this information seems to be unsourced.
All evidence points to the fact that Scarlet quite liked the Minions to begin with. Despite their unusual size & shape, they'd proven themselves (at Villain-Con) to be quite adept as criminals, something that Scarlet definitely respects. Not only did she then invite them into her home but she even went out of her way to try to make them comfortable ...
According to the "AVL Files", provided as an extra on the Despicable Me 3 Bluray, Vector is alive on the moon. This is, however, presented in the form of an urban legend.
"At last report he was still stranded on the lunar surface. And it's said that on a clear night, looking through a telescope, Vector is still visible as a roaming orange dot"
It's worth ...
No, they evolved naturally.
A description of the film explained that they arose through evolution, but is scant on the details:
Minions have existed since the beginning of time. They have evolved from single (yellow) cell organisms into the familiar beings we know.
The film’s title include small, yellow cells that gradually mutate into familiar Minion ...
As we see in the trailer for the new movie, they have been on the planet for millions of years. The movie itself may or may not go into more detail, as the trailer gives the impression that the bulk of the movie has to do with how they came to work for Gru.
I always thought it was because they were low-level workers for Gru's science experiments. So they're working with caustic chemicals, manufacturing with lathes and welders, and generally going about doing a lot of work that can seriously damage your eyes if unprotected. You see this sort of thing a lot on factory production floors around the world, ...
Minions came from yellow single cell organisms that were created in the ocean. Many animals originated from the ocean so it is not a surprise to see them walk out too, in the popular film Minions. In the begging of the first film when the opening credits come on it shows how they evolve from being round cylinders to having little dangling arms and leg, then ...