The Minions are small cute yellow pill-like men. A rambunctious bunch of simple-minded beings, The Minions are a similar size and shape, but have unique features to tell them apart, such as height, number of eyes, or roundness. They are the iconic tritagonists of the 2010 film Despicable Me and it's 2013 sequel Despicable Me 2 and are the titluar characters of the 2015 prequel Minions (with Kevin, Stuart and Bob as the main protagonists and main minions of the movie).
They choose to express themselves through actions, not words, their language (also known as minion gibberish indicated by K-Zone).K-Zone has indicated that some human words are in the minion gibberish language, EXAMPLE:Baboy (Filipino word) means toy in minion gibberish and Spanish words like "Para tú,". They don't speak, at least not in words humans can understand.
Their existence as made beings is noted by the final schematics in the little girls' room. It is however unknown how they came to be and who made them. Orientation Day, one of the shorts in the DVD, suggests they are made from a single strand of mutated DNA. The minions wear metal goggles accommodating to how many eyes they have, blue overalls with Gru's symbol on the front, and black gloves. Sometimes, they play with Margo, Edith and Agnes, as in the toilet paper fight scene.
They are official mascots for Illumination Entertainment.