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Producer of The Angry Bird's Movie John Cohen

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The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview the Producer of The Angry Bird's Movie John Cohen.

The Angry Birds Movie, Cohen produced Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures' Despicable Me in 2010, starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Will Arnett, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews.  The film earned more than $540 million worldwide. 

Hop, based on Cohen’s original story idea, was released in 2011.  Cohen executive produced the film, which starred Russell Brand, James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco, Hugh Laurie and Hank Azaria. 

Prior to Illumination, he was VP of Production at Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  He worked closely with Blue Sky Studios on films including Ice Age, Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who.  The third film in the Ice Age series, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, was based on an original story concept by Cohen.

Cohen had the idea to reimagine Alvin and the Chipmunks and developed the 2007 film.  He worked closely with the creators to oversee the re-design of the characters and launch the brand for a new generation.  Alvin and the Chipmunks has grown into a billion-dollar franchise for Twentieth Century Fox.  

Also at Fox, Cohen forged a relationship with the family of late Peanuts creator, Charles Schulz, introducing them to Blue Sky Studios.  He developed and oversaw production of a CG-animated short featuring Snoopy and Woodstock, in collaboration with the Schulz estate, and initiated creative exploration of The Peanuts Movie.