'Dumb and stupid': why there are only male Minions

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Minions creator Pierre Coffin says he couldn't picture females being "dumb" enough to be a Minion.

Minions are cute and funny little creatures that kids everywhere are falling in love with.

The voices behind the Minions are worth mentioning too, with Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and Steve Carell all featuring in the movie Minions.

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Why are there are only male minions?

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But having an all-male Minion cast has left some wondering, where are all the lady Minions?

Speaking to The Wrap, Minions creator Pierre Coffin said he couldn't picture females being "dumb" enough to be a Minion.

"Seeing how dumb and stupid they often are, I just couldn't imagine Minions being girls," said Coffin.

That said Minions isn't void of all female roles, with the female villain, Scarlet Overkill, being voiced by Sandra Bullock.

However, the all-male nature of the Minions species does create one important question: how do they reproduce?

The Wrap has two theories: "One is that ordinary humans are turned into Minions by a Minionizer, a machine similar to the one displayed on the Minions ride at Universal Studios theme park.

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"Another is that they are essentially cloned from a single strand of DNA, as suggested by one of the short films."

Minions sprang onto our screens in 2010 with the Despicable Me movie, which sees the little guys serving supervillain Gru.

Following a sequel, the loveable creatures have been given a movie of their own. 

Finding themselves without a master, the species have fallen into a state of depression.

That is, until one Minion, Kevin, decides to find a new boss.

With the help of Stuart and Bob they set out to find their villain. 

Minions is now showing in cinemas. 

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 - essentialkids.com.au

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