Now that Despicable Me 3 is in theaters, you might be wondering if you and your family really have to sit through the end credits. While there are scenes that play during the first batch of credits, you do not have to sit through the rest of the credits.
After the film is over, there are scenes that play during the above-the-title credits. However, unlike Cars 3, there really is nothing at all once the remaining credits are finished rolling. Also unlike Pixar and Disney movies, Despicable Me 3 is short. It runs just 90 minutes.
The Despicable Me franchise launched in 2010 with the first film, which was an international success for Universal Studios’ Illumination Entertainment animation studio. During the credits for the first film, there was some Minions mayhem, but nothing after the credits. During 2013’s Despicable Me 2, there were also extra scenes with Minions during the credits.
In 2015, Universal and Illumination produced a spin-off called Minions, which focused on Gru’s adorable (or annoying, depending on where you stand) henchmen. That film did include scenes during and after the credits. Clearly, Universal thinks we can’t get enough of the Minions. (And they are right. Minions grossed $1.15 billion worldwide.)
Despicable Me 3 finds Gru (Steve Carell) drawn back to the life of being a supervillain by his long-lost twin brother, Dru (Carell). He also has to fight Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a supervillain obsessed with the 1980s and trying to take over the world (as all supervillains do). The voice cast also features Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate and Russell Brand.
There’s also a new song from Pharrell Williams, who performed the Oscar-nominated “Happy” for Despicable Me 2. It’s called “Yellow Light” and also plays during the end credits.
If you’re hoping for more Despicable Me, there is going to be another Minions movie. Back in January, Minions 2 was scheduled for July 3, 2020. Illunination is also planning Sing 2, which will open on December 25, 2020 and The Secret Life of Pets 2 for July 3, 2019. The studio is also making Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas for release on November 9, 2018.