One of the masterminds behind the Despicable Me franchise has explained how the iconic 'minions' got their voice.
Co-director Pierre Coffin also provides the voices of the much loved characters.
He is holding a Masterclass at Bristol's Arnolfini as part of the annual Encounters Short Film & Animation festival.
Speaking to ITV West Country, Mr Coffin said the team had some initial problems creating a voice for the minions.
The French director says after trying unsuccessfully to alter the sound, he offered to provide a voice himself.
Mr Coffin says the noises that form the minions' unique language include Spanish, French, Italian and Indonesian words.
The director has been speaking at the Encounters Short Film & Animation festival.
The event presents a selection of film screenings, special guests and Q&As along with a series of masterclasses and workshops.
Encounters continues over the next three days before drawing to a close on Sunday.