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Director Kelly Asbury recently joined Sony Pictures Animation where he is currently directing the Untitled Smurfs Movie.
Asbury previously directed the Oscar®-nominated films Shrek 2 (2004) and Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (2002) for DreamWorks Animation, as well as the comedy hit Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) for Disney.
During his 30-year career as an animation artist, Asbury has served many creative capacities on some of Hollywood’s most popular animated films, including Shrek (2001), Toy Story (1995), Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Beauty And The Beast (1992) and The Little Mermaid (1989).
Asbury also provided a variety of character voices on Gnomeo & Juliet, Shrek 2 and Shrek The Third.
In addition to films, Asbury is a noted author and illustrator of several published children's books, as well as having written and compiled the offbeat, non-fiction book "Dummy Days: America's Favorite Ventriloquists from Radio and Early TV" (Angel City Press, 2003).