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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2015 - 17.26 July

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Category: Edition 2015

At the dawn of time, starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon, the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he, alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob, ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind from annihilation.

Original Title MINIONS
Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Animation, Teaser
Production Year 2015
Nationality USA
Directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Screenplay Brian Lynch
Editor Claire Dodgson
Sound Christopher Scarabosio
Music Heitor Pereira
Original Voices Pierre Coffin (Kevin, Stuart, Bob, Minions)
Sandra Bullock (Scarlett Overkill)
Jon Hamm (Herb Overkill)
Geoffrey Rush (narrator)
Michael Keaton (Walter Nelson)
Allison Janney (Madge Nelson)
Italian Voices Luciana Littizzetto (Scarlett Overkill)
Fabio Fazio (Herb Overkill)
Alberto Angela (narrator)
Riccardo Rossi (Walter Nelson)
Selvaggia Lucarelli (Madge Nelson)
Produced by Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

Pierre Coffin
Born 1967, France. From 1985 to 1988 he studied Cinema at the Sorbonne University. From 1990 to 1993 he followed the 2D course at the Gobelins School of the Image, in Paris. Later he worked for one year as a junior animator at Amblimation, Steven Spielberg’s animation studio. In 1996 he began working at the animation company Ex Machina, where he directed the short film PINGS (1997). Then he co-directed, along with Chris Renaud, the animated feature films DESPICABLE ME (2010) and DESPICABLE ME 2 (2013).

Kyle Balda
Kyle Balda has been working in the animation for over twenty years. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts (Los Angeles), and then he joined to the crew of the Industrial Light and Magic, where he animated on feature films such as THE MASK (1994), JUMANJI (1995), MARS ATTACKS! (1996). After animating on Peter Jackson’s feature film THE FRIGHTNERS (1996) at the Weta Digital in New Zealand, he returned to California to work at the Pixar Animation Studios on the animated feature films A BUG’S LIFE (1998), TOY STORY 2 (1999), MONSTERS, INC. (2001). In 2012 he was co-director of the animated feature film THE LORAX.

Illumination Entertainment

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Universal Pictures International

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Universal Pictures Italia