16 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Minions’

A Perfect Match

The background music during the bedtime story scene (that features a wolf) is a composition by Serge Prokofiev called Peter and the Wolf, which was written for the children’s story back in 1936 in the USSR.

Van Halen Inspiration

Stewart’s song that he plays on the electric guitar is Eruption from Van Halen, which was released back in 1978. Because the movie takes place in 1968, this song would have not been released yet.

‘Here Comes The Sun’

A sign that says “Abbey Road” is a reference to The Beatles’ 1969 album, Abbey Road. The album’s artwork is also referenced when the minions walk across the street.