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'Despicable Me' trivia and fun facts

In the beginning, the model plane that the little boy (Justin) is holding is an F-16 Falcon.
The voice of the TV character heard at the beginning of the movie is remarkably similar to that of Chris Pirillo, known as Lockergnome.
The price of the unicorn toy that the minions get for Agnes is $1.98.
The look and body language of Gru bears more than a passing resemblance to British comic cartoon character Grimly Feendish.
During the dance sequence, the DJ Minion is using a "Gru-ray Disc" player, with the same color and font style on the writing as a Blu-ray Disc player.
Steve Carell describes Gru's accent as a cross between Ricardo Montalban and Bela Lugosi.
The producers only wanted comic improvisational actors in the cast.
Originally, the minions were supposed to be more like henchmen (human-like) but the studio didn't have the money for that. That's why they're all so short.
Throughout the movie, you can see Dr. Seuss's Lorax character imprinted on Margo's shirt under her jacket.
The directors did the voices of the minions which is why they sound French and English at the same time.