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Pierre-Louis Padang Coffin (born 15 March 1967)[1] is a French voice actor, animator and film director best known for co-directing all four films in the Despicable Me franchise and as the voice of the Minions, which won him the Kids Family Award at the 10th Seiyu Awards.[2]

Pierre Coffin
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Born
Pierre-Louis Padang Coffin

(1967-03-15) 15 March 1967 (age 52)
NationalityFrench
OccupationVoice actor, animator, film director
Years active1993–present
Known forVoice of the Minions in the Despicable Me franchise
Parent(s)Yves Coffin
Nh. Dini
Signature
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Life and careerEdit

Coffin was born in France to Yves Coffin, a French diplomat, and Nh. Dini, an Indonesian novelist. He was trained at the Gobelins animation school in Paris and started to work at Amblimation, the 2D London-based facility, where he worked on the Steven Spielberg-executive-produced We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. He then started as a freelance animator in the French CGI studio Ex Machina where he worked as an animator and eventually animation supervisor. Pierre Coffin's directorial career began with a short named Pings in 1997.[3] He then started to collaborate by doing commercials with Passion Pictures Paris and Mac Guff. He created the characters Pat & Stan for a TF1 TV series. In 2010 he completed, with Chris Renaud, the feature CGI animated movie Despicable Me for Universal.

Coffin directed Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013), with Renaud, Despicable Me 3 (2017) and the Despicable Me spin-off, Minions (2015) with Kyle Balda.[4]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Director Writer Producer Voice role Notes
1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story No No No Inbetween Artist
2003 Gary's Day Yes No No Short film
2010 Despicable Me[5] Yes No No Tim the Minion, Bob the Minion, Mark the Minion, Phil the Minion, Stuart the Minion
2010 Home Makeover Yes No Yes Short film included on Despicable Me DVD and Blu-ray
2010 Orientation Day Yes No Yes Short film included on Despicable Me DVD and Blu-ray
2010 Banana Yes No Yes Short film included on Despicable Me DVD and Blu-ray
2011 Brad & Gary[6][7] Yes No No Brad Short film
2013 Despicable Me 2[5] Yes No No Kevin the Minion, Bob the Minion, Stuart the Minion, Additional Minions, Evil Minions
2015 Minions[5] Yes No No Kevin the Minion, Bob the Minion, Stuart the Minion, The Minions
2017 Despicable Me 3[8] Yes No No Mel, The Minions and Museum Director

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2004-2009 Pat & Stan Yes No No Creator

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pierre Coffin". Premiere. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Inori Minase Win 10th Annual Seiyū Awards". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Despicable Me 2 Production Notes" (PDF). Despicable Me. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike (24 July 2012). "Illumination And Universal Hatch 'Despicable Me' Spinoff About The Minions". Deadline. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "Pierre Coffin". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Brad & Gary (2011) Review". Designing Geek. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Brad & Gary". Seattle International Film Festival. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  8. ^ Donnelly, Matt (13 April 2016). "Trey Parker Joins Voice Cast of 'Despicable Me 3'". The Wrap. Retrieved 19 June 2016.

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