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Film Despicable Me 2
Release date December 10, 2013

Puppy is an short film that was attached to the Blu-ray home video release of Despicable Me 2. It centers around the relationship between Dave and a miniature UFO.


Dave, seeing many owners walk their dogs, wants a puppy of his own. He tries to leash Kyle, a squirrel, a pigeon, and a ladybug, but fails each time. A miniature UFO then appears and abducts the ladybug. Dave, enamored by the strange being, convinces the UFO to become his puppy with a few cheeseballs. He trains it and the two become really close.

The UFO became very useful to the other minions as it sees Dave eating a large cheese ball and party lights glimmer in the window. The minions thanked the UFO for enlarging their bananas. 

One night, as Dave and the UFO are watching a movie with Gru and his family, the UFO blows up the TV after seeing another UFO in the movie being attacked. After Gru kicks them out, Dave and the UFO star-gaze and the machine suggests it misses its home in the stars. Dave manages to e-mail the UFO's fellow peers and they arrive at Gru's backyard. Although both Dave and the UFO are sad, the Minion's pet leaves one final gift - it enlarges the ladybug it "abducted" earlier.



  • When Dave and the UFO stargaze, the UFO first projects a small part of Ursa Major.
  • The song that plays during the bonding montage is Hanson's hit song "Mmmbop".
  • This short film is the first work to feature extra-terrestials in the main Despicable Me universe.
  • The UFO is from Sirius, as shown by Dave's email to the "puppy's" home.
  • This short has a lot of similarities to the 1982 hit movie, E.T The Extra-Terrestrial, which is also made by Universal:
    • Both male people find a space related creature (Dave with a UFO, and Elliott with E.T.).
    • Both bond really well.
    • Both have the extraterrestrials show their homes and get homesick.
    • Both Dave and Elliott manage to send a message up in space (Dave with an email and Elliott with a machine he and E.T. created).
    • Both of the extraterrestrials' kind come to pick them up later in their films.
    • Both leave a memento to the main characters (Elliott with E.T. saying he'll be in his heart, and Dave with an oversized ladybug).
    • Both of the main characters recruit the extraterrestrials with a certain food the extraterrestrials really like (E.T. with Reese's pieces and the UFO with cheese balls)
      • Coincidentally, the food the extraterrestrials like are spherical.
    • Both other people with the main characters eventually find out about the extraterrestrials (Dave with Gru, the girls, and the minions; and Elliott with his family).
    • Both leave a trail in the sky in the end of the films (E.T. with a rainbow and this film with a banana).
  • Lucy does not appear in this short. It can be implied that this short takes place before Despicable Me 2.


Dave: Hey Kyle! (Speaks gibberish) puppy?
Kyle: (growls)


Despicable Me
Released film(s)
Despicable Me (2010) • Despicable Me 2 (2013) • Minions (2015)
Upcoming film(s)
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Short films
Minion Madness (Home MakeoverOrientation DayBanana) (2010) • (PuppyPanic in the MailroomTraining Wheels) (2013) • (Binky Nelson UnpacifiedCompetitionCro Minion) (2015) • Mower Minions (2016)

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