The logo for Training Wheels
|Film||Despicable Me 2|
|Release date||December 10, 2013|
|“||I want my ice cream!||”|
— Agnes chasing after the Jewel Thief
Training Wheels is a short film that was attached to the home/DVD release of Despicable Me 2.
Margo, Edith, and Agnes spot an ice cream truck. The three of them go after the truck but Agnes falls as she attempts to pedal to the truck. The Minions, seeing her so upset by this, decide to build her a unicorn-themed motorcycle and also make her physically train. Agnes finally catches up with her group. Just when she is about to get her ice cream, a jewel thief steals the ice cream van. Agnes chases after him, demanding her ice cream. She accidentally causes the thief to crash and is declared a hero, though her motorcycle gets destroyed. She however, gets a bike that can transform into a robot suit, making her content.
- The ice cream van jingle seems to be a remixed version of "The Unicorn Song".
- The song used during the scene featuring Agnes's training and the Minions building her motorcycle is the Rocky Balboa theme with the Minions singing it.
- This short film is set in July 2013 (the same date that Despicable Me 2 came out), as shown on the Daily Gru at the end of the short film.
- There is also a Despicable Me 2 ad on the Daily Gru, in which it breaks the fourth wall in the Despicable Me series.
- Oddly enough, in Daily Gru, Agnes is described as "a 4-year-old girl", while her age should be 6 at that time.
- The character models of Lisa and her friend are reused in this short as friends of Gru's daughters.
- The ice cream truck in the short resembles the one Dr. Nefario used to abduct the Minions and take them all to the Beach.
- The kittens from Panic in the Mailroom make a quick appearance on the cover page of the Daily Gru.
- The mall couple seen during El Macho's dance (the woman Eduardo was dancing with) while Margo and Antonio are having lunch at Salsa y Salsa, and another woman seen in the mall scenes (has blonde hair styled in a bob cut, and wears a dark green jacket over a gray T-shirt and a denim maxi skirt and brown shoes) make a brief appearance near the end when Agnes parachutes away from the exploding ice cream truck when it is hit by her motorcycle. It's heavily implied that the part of the town where the ice cream truck exploded is where these three people actually live, when they are not at the mall.
- Agnes exosuit, seen at the end of the short, looks similar to Iron Man's Iron Suit.
- This mini movie takes place three months after Despicable Me 2, due to fact that Agnes's Birthday was in late April and Eduardo's Cinco De Mayo party was in May.
- The tricycle that Kevin ate when he was an Evil Minion in Despicable Me 2, is shown near Gru's house during this short despite it's tragic destruction in the events of the second film, it is possible that Gru got a new one for the girls sometime before this mini-movie.
- A blue Volkswagen Beetle makes a brief cameo during the scene where Agnes is chasing the stolen ice cream truck on her motorcycle.
- This mini-movie is also Elsie Fisher's last role as Agnes.
|Despicable Me (2010) • Despicable Me 2 (2013) • Minions (2015)|
|Despicable Me 3 (2017) • Minions 2 (2020)|
|Minion Madness (Home Makeover • Orientation Day • Banana) (2010) • (Puppy • Panic in the Mailroom • Training Wheels) (2013) • (Binky Nelson Unpacified • Competition • Cro Minion) (2015) • Mower Minions (2016)