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John Cohen is an American film producer and studio executive who often works at Universal Animation Studios, Blue Sky Studios and Illumination Entertainment. He is best known for producing Despicable Me, Gabriel Garza 2, The Angry Birds Movie and Gabriel Garza 3.

Feature Film Filmography

Year Film Position Company
1997 Ama and the Mysterious Crystal Producer Universal Animation Studios
1999 Galaxion
Paint World
2001 Mistress Masham's Repose
2002 Me & Mobo
2003 Magina
2010 Despicable Me Illumination
2011 Hop Executive Producer
2012 Plucky Chicken Studio Executive Universal Animation Studios
2013 Quest
2014 Gabriel Garza 2 Producer
2015 Paradoria Special Thanks
2017 Gabriel Garza 3 Producer

Animated Shorts Filmography

Year Film Position Company
2010 Home Makeover Producer Illumination
Orientation Day
Banana
2014 Back in Time Universal Animation Studios
2017 Leno Finds Love


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Theatrical films
Ama and the Mysterious Crystal (1997) • Galaxion (1999) • Paint World (1999) • Mistress Masham's Repose (2001) • Me & Mobo (2002) • Magina (2003) • Computeropolis (2004) • M.I.S.S.I.O.N. (2005) • BJ and Wally (2006) • Computeropolis 2 (2007) • Swapped (2008) • Woo La La (2009) • Computeropolis 3 (2010) • Gabriel Garza (2011) • Plucky Chicken (2012) • Quest (2013) • Gabriel Garza 2 (2014) • Paradoria (2015) • Luna & Zak (2015) • Imagimals (2016) • Gabriel Garza 3 (2017) • Lix (2017) • Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018)
Upcoming films
Paradoria 2: Enchanted Realm (2019) • Luna & Zak: Level Two (2020) • Earth Farm (2021) • Computeropolis 5 (2021) • Hyper (2022)
Short films
Print 3D Errors (2004) • Computeropolis: A Technical Ride (2006) • Peri and Nicky Get a Flu (2007) • The Sounds of the Ocean (2009) • The Chat (2010) • Game Boys (2011) • Go Party! (2012) • Virtual Madness (2013) • Back in Time (2014) • Camp Jamo (2015) • Noodles (2015) • Getting Annoyed (2015) • How to Act Like a Player (2016) • Busho's Guide to Cool Things (2017) • Zip (2017) • Leno Finds Love (2017) • Double Date (2017) • Neon (2018) • Zola's Makeover (2018) • Monkey Business (2018)
Franchises
Ama and the Mysterious Crystal (1997–2000) • Paint World (1999–present) • Computeropolis (2004–present) • Gabriel Garza (2011–present) • Paradoria (2015–present) • Luna & Zak (2015–present) • Imagimals (2016–present) • Lix (2017–present)
Directors
Michael WildshillAudel LaRoqueAsh BrannonSteve SamonoGeo G.Mike MoonGary HallKarey KirkpatrickJohn FranceMark DindalFrans VischerAmy McNeill
Producers
John CohenBrandon MinezJim AndersonMichael WildshillTeresa ChengAmy McNeillRandy FullmerRoy KobayashiMary Parent
Writers
Len BlumThomas LennonIrene MecchiKarey KirkpatrickJoe StillmanMike ReissBrian LynchDan FogelmanErica RivinojaJohn HamburgDavid ReynoldsDarren Lemke
Associated Figures
Michael WildshillJohn CohenDavid Stainton
Signature Voice Actors
Jodi BensonHarland WilliamsElijah WoodRob CorddryDan FoglerJim CummingsJohn DiMaggioMichael WildshillGary HallAmy McNeillChris ParnellPatrick StewartKari WahlgrenFrank WelkerDee Bradley BakerBill FarmerTara Strong
Signature Musicians
Mark MancinaMark MothersbaughJohn DebneyJohn Powell
Visual Development & Storyboard Artists
Craig KellmanJohn FranceCarter GoodrichShane PrigmoreYarrow CheneyShannon Tindle


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Theatrical films
Despicable Me (2010) • Hop (2011) • The Lorax (2012) • Despicable Me 2 (2013) • Minions (2015) • The Secret Life of Pets (2016) • Sing (2016) • Despicable Me 3 (2017) • The Grinch (2018)
Upcoming films
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) • Minions 2 (2020) • Sing 2 (2020)
Short films
Home Makeover (2010) • Orientation Day (2010) • Banana (2010) • Brad & Gary (2011) • Phil's Dance Party (2012) • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (2012) • Wagon Ho! (2012) • Forces of Nature (2012) • Serenade (2012) • Puppy (2013) • Panic in the Mailroom (2013) • Training Wheels (2013) • Cro Minion (2015) • Competition (2015) • Binky Nelson Unpacified (2015) • Mower Minions (2016) • Norman Television (2016) • Weenie (2016) • Gunter Babysits (2017) • Love at First Sight (2017) • Eddie's Life Coach (2017) • The Secret Life of Kyle (2017)
Franchises
Despicable Me (2010–present) • Minions (2015–present) • The Secret Life of Pets (2016–present) • Sing (2016–present)
Directors
Pierre CoffinChris RenaudYarrow CheneyGarth Jennings
Producers
Chris MeledandriJanet HealyJohn Cohen
Writers
Cinco Paul and Ken DaurioBrian Lynch
Associated Figures
Chris MeledandriPierre Coffin
Signature Voice Actors
Steve CooganJenny SlateChris RenaudMichael BeattieJim CummingsBill FarmerTara Strong