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.
|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|