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Kelly Asbury

Kelly Asbury is the Director of Sony Pictures Animation's upcoming all-new CG-animated feature film reboot of the popular Smurfs franchise, "Get Smurfy" (working title only), set for release on March 31, 2017. Asbury also Directed and Co-Wrote the 3D computer-animated feature film "Gnomeo & Juliet" (Disney/Touchstone 2011). Asbury's other past ... See full bio »

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 2014 Achmed Saves America (Video) (original character design)
 1998 The Prince of Egypt (artistic supervisor: story)
 1996 James and the Giant Peach (storyboard supervisor)
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas (assistant art director - as Kelly Adam Asbury)
 1991 Beauty and the Beast (visual development artist)
 1990 The Rescuers Down Under (storyboard artist) / (visual development)
 1989 The Little Mermaid (visual development artist - as Kelly A. Asbury)
 1984 The Littles (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 8 episodes)
- The Littles' Halloween (1984) ... (storyboard artist - as Kelly A. Asbury)
- Every Little Vote Counts (1984) ... (storyboard artist - as Kelly A. Asbury)
- Looking for Grandma Little (1984) ... (storyboard artist - as Kelly A. Asbury)
- Twins (1984) ... (storyboard artist - as Kelly A. Asbury)
- For the Birds (1984) ... (storyboard artist - as Kelly A. Asbury)
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Alternate Names:

Kelly A. Asbury | Kelly Adam Asbury

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Though not himself a ventriloquist, harbors a lifelong passion for that offbeat art form, even going so far as to write a 128 page non-fiction book on the subject called "Dummy Days - America's Favorite Ventriloquists from Radio and Early TV" (Angel City Press 2003). See more »

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