West Bloomfield Native, John Cohen, Makes a Name for Himself in Animation

John Cohen, a fellow Michigander, has produced many animated box office hits throughout his career, including the recently successful Angry Birds, Despicable Me and others.

Although he may not be starring as s movie character, he plays a large role in the movie.

He says the biggest payoff of all is seeing other’s enjoy his work. “You sit in a theater with audiences and you hear them laughing from beginning to end in all the places you laughed for so long, that is the most satisfying thing in the world, those things are when you stop yourself and pinch yourself.”

John currently resides in Los Angeles, but visits his home state of Michigan frequently, alongside his wife and daughter.

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