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Pierre-Louis Padang Coffin (born November 1, 1967) is a French animator and director. He co-directs the Despicable Me series with Chris Renaud. He also voices the Minions.

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 film 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 animator and eventually animation supervisor. Pierre Coffin's directorial career began with a short named Pings in 1997.


Feature film

Short films

  • Brad & Gary (2011): director, voice of Brad
  • Banana (2010): Writer, Executive producer, voice actor
  • Home Makeover (2010): Executive producer, voice of Minions and Social Worker
  • Orientation Day (2010): Voice of Minions
  • Gary's Day (2003): Director
  • Pings: Realization/Animation for ExMachina

TV series

  • Pat & Stan (2003–2009) : Creator, Episode Director