Megamind: The Button of Doom is a short film released with the Megamind DVD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack on February 25, 2011.
For their first day on the job as the new protectors of Metro City, Megamind and Minion are selling off the gadgets from their evil lair. But when one seemingly harmless "button" unleashes the gigantic robot MEGA-MEGAmind, the duo will have to resort their old tricks to restore order in this all-new action-comedy from DreamWorks Animation.
For their first day on the job as the new protectors of Metro City, Megamind (Will Ferrell) and Minion (David Cross) are selling off the gadgets from their evil lair. All their items get sold (except for the Death Ray). As for the De-Gun, it gets sold to a boy named Damien, who then accidentaly dehydrates his mother and turns her into a cube. Megamind tells Damien to soak the cube in water to, but unknown to Megamind, Damien decides not to do it, seeing this as an opportunity to revel in his freedom from his mother. Damien then decides to help his friends dehydrate their parents so that they can do whatever they want in Metro City. After the auction is over, Megamind reveals a suit that contains all of Metro Man's powers, which he will wear to protect Metro City.
Minion finds a seemingly harmless button that had also not had been sold. Not knowing what the button does, Megamind pushes the button, and it reveals a robot called the Mega-Megamind, which Megamind put his evil self in. The robot thinks that Megamind is Metro Man, and starts attacking him. Megamind fights the robot with his new powers, but is defeated. He and Minion hide in the Invisible Car. Megamind decides that they should live in the car from then on, because he programmed the robot to not stop until the hero (and his assistant) is destroyed. Minion reveals that he still kept the Spider Bot, a robot that Megamind wanted to throw away, suggesting that Megamind should try to be a hero his way rather than try to do the job the way Metro Man did it. Megamind plans to lure the Mega Megamind to a spot where the Death Ray can shoot. Minion realizes that he cannot activate the Death Ray because the control buttons were broken. He then tries to find a remote, but Megamind does not remember what the remote looks like, so Minion tries all the remotes. Megamind, trying to hide, eventually is found by the Mega Megamind (because Minion accidentally played rock music on the Spider Bot). Minion finally finds the remote and activates the Death Ray. Megamind and the Spiderbot get off the robot using the robot's shooter just before the robot explodes.
The duo then recover the De-Gun from Damien after catching him and his friends doing some crazy stuff in Downtown as they celebrate dehydrating their parents, and Megamind re-hydrates the parents with a glass of water to ensure that the children will not go unpunished of their actions. The short film ends with Megamind and Minion riding off in the Invisible Car to the city to "patrol heroically".
- Will Ferrell as Megamind (character)
- David Cross as Minion
- Michelle Belforte Hauser as Concerned Mother
- Jordan Alexander Hauser as Damien
- Kevin N. Bailey as Kevin
- Dante James Hauser as Nigel
- Declan James Swift as Peter
- Fintan Thomas Swift as Barney
- Despite their name wasn't said, the guy who called the Death Ray a piece of junk was credited as "Kevin" and three of Damien's friends were credited as "Nigel" (the boy devouring a cake), "Peter" (the boy running around Damien's living room) and "Barney" (the boy writing on the wall).