- This is the first Illumination Entertainment film to be produced in a 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio; all of that company's previous films were produced in 1.85:1.
- The film pays a tribute of the late singer Michael Jackson; the villain Balthazar Bratt acts quite similar to him in the dance.
- Nev Scharel replaces Elsie Fisher as the voice of Agnes, due to Fisher going through puberty and getting too old for the role.
- In a screen of the headquarters of Anti-Villain League, there is a coordinate jumping around 34°18'N 86°40'W, which is located in north Alabama.
- Inside the Shaka Hut where the minions are, there is a lantern with a simplified Chinese character "龙" (dragon) hanging below the roof.
- In the first trailer, the first song is Xzibit's song What it is. While the Grumobile smashes the nearby provocative car, the lyrics also stops instantly at "Step back,..."
- This is the first film in the Despicable Me series not to be released in July.
- This is the first film to have the Illumination Entertainment logo simply read "Illumination".
- Despicable Me 3 is the second Illumination Entertainment film to be rated PG for action and rude humor by the MPAA, after Minions.
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