Coffin at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival
|Born||Pierre-Louis Padang Coffin
16 March 1967 
|Occupation||Animator, film director, voice actor|
|Notable work||Despicable Me
Despicable Me 2
Pierre-Louis Padang Coffin (born 16 March 1967) is a French animator, film director and voice actor. He is best known for co-directing, with Chris Renaud, the 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.
Life and career
Coffin was born in France, to Yves Coffin, a French diplomat, and Nh. Dini (Nurhayati Srihardini Siti Nukatin), an Indonesian writer and feminist. 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. 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.
|1993||We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story||Inbetween Artist|
|2003||Gary's Day||Yes||Short film|
|2010||Despicable Me||Yes||Voice of Minions|
|2010||Home Makeover||Yes||Yes||Short film included on Despicable Me DVD and Blu-ray|
|2010||Orientation Day||Yes||Yes||Short film included on Despicable Me DVD and Blu-ray|
|2010||Banana||Yes||Yes||Short film included on Despicable Me DVD and Blu-ray|
|2011||Brad & Gary||Yes||Short film; also voice of Brad|
|2013||Despicable Me 2||Yes||Voice of Minions|
|2015||Minions||Yes||Voice of Minions|
|2017||Despicable Me 3||Yes|
|2004-2009||Pat & Stan||Yes||Creator|
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- "Despicable Me 2 Production Notes" (PDF). Despicable Me. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
- Fleming, Mike (July 24, 2012). "Illumination And Universal Hatch 'Despicable Me' Spinoff About The Minions". Deadline. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- "Brad & Gary (2011) Review". Designing Geek. April 18, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- "Brad & Gary". Seattle International Film Festival. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- Donnelly, Matt (April 13, 2016). "Trey Parker Joins Voice Cast of 'Despicable Me 3'". The Wrap. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
- Heath, Paul (February 4, 2011). "Q+A: Chris Meledandri on Despicable Me, Illumination Entertainment and upcoming projects including 'Hop' and 'Flanimals'". The Hollywood News. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
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