Kelly Asbury (1960–2020)

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Among Kelly Asbury's many achievements, he directed UglyDolls (2019) and Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017). He also co-wrote the 3D computer-animated feature film Gnomeo & Juliet (2011). Asbury's other past directorial efforts include the Oscar-nominated films, Shrek 2 (2004) and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002). During his over thirty-year... See full bio »


(age 60) in Encino, California, USA

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Gnomeo & Juliet Director
Shrek 2 Director
Beauty and the Beast Art Department


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 2018 Sherlock Gnomes (additional story artist)
 2014 Achmed Saves America (Video) (original character design)
 2013/I Frozen (additional story artist)
 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (additional story artist)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda (additional story artist)
 2001 Shrek (storyboard artist)
 1998 The Prince of Egypt (artistic supervisor: story)
 1998 Histeria! (TV Series short) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- The American Revolution (1998) ... (storyboard artist)
 1996 Quack Pack (TV Series) (storyboard - 1 episode)
- Ducky Dearest (1996) ... (storyboard)
 1996 James and the Giant Peach (storyboard supervisor)
 1995 Toy Story (storyboard artist)
 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 short) (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, Kelly harbored a lifelong passion for the 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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