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Pierre Coffin

Pierre Coffin

French film director
Pierre Coffin
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Quick Facts

Intro French film director
Is Actor Voice actor Film director Animator
From France
Type Creativity Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 1 November 1967, France
Age: 52 years
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
Family
Mother: Nh. Dini
The details

Biography

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. 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.

Coffin directed Despicable Me 2 (2013), with Renaud, and the Despicable Me spin-off, Minions (2015), with Kyle Balda.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
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
TBA Flanimals Yes

Television

Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2004-2009 Pat & Stan Yes Creator

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