Asbury, Kelly 1960- (Kelly A. Asbury, Kelly Adam Asbury)

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Asbury, Kelly 1960- (Kelly A. Asbury, Kelly Adam Asbury)


Full name, Kelly Adam Asbury; born January 15, 1960, in Beaumont, TX; married Loretta Weeks (an ink and paint artist), November 9, 1990 (divorced, March, 2006). Education: Attended Lamar University and California Institute of the Arts.


Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Director, story artist, and art director. Worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation, 1983-95.

Awards, Honors:

Bronze Wrangler Award(with others), theatrical motion picture, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 2003, for Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron; Golden Palm Award nomination (with others), Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood Film Award (with others), animation of the year, 2004, Annie Award nomination (with others), directing in an animated feature production, International Animated Film Society, Silver Ribbon Award nomination (with others), best director—foreign film, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 2005, all for Shrek 2.


Film Work:

Inbetween artist, The Black Cauldron (animated; also known as Taran and the Magic Caludron), Buena Vista, 1985.

Layout designer, The Little Mermaid (animated), Buena Vista, 1989.

(As Kelly A. Asbury) Art director, Roller Coaster Rabbit (animated short), Buena Vista, 1990.

Storyboards, The Rescuers Down Under (animated), Buena Vista, 1990.

Visual development (special effects), Beauty and the Beast (animated), Buena Vista, 1991.

(As Kelly Adam Asbury) Assistant art director, The Nightmare Before Christmas (animated; also known as Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3-D"), Buena Vista, 1993.

Story artist, Toy Story (animated), Buena Vista, 1995.

Storyboard supervisor, James and the Giant Peach (animated), Buena Vista, 1996.

Artistic supervisor—story, The Prince of Egypt (animated), DreamWorks, 1998.

Story artist, Shrek (animated), DreamWorks, 2001.

Director, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (animated; also known as Spirit), DreamWorks, 2002.

Director and automated dialogue replacement (ADR), Shrek 2 (animated), DreamWorks, 2004.

Director, Gnomeo and Juliet (animated), Miramax, 2008.

Film Appearances:

Himself, The Tech of "Shrek 2" (documentary short), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2004.

Himself, Meet the Cast of "Shrek 2" (documentary short), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2004.

Voice of page, elf, nobleman, and nobleman's son, Shrek 2 (animated), DreamWorks, 2004.

Voice of master of ceremonies and Fiddlesworth, Shrek the Third (animated; also known as Shrek 3 and The Third), DreamWorks, 2007.

Himself, I'm No Dummy (documentary), 2008.

Television Storyboard Artist; Series:

(As Kelly A. Asbury) The Littles, ABC, 1984.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 100 Greatest Cartoons, Channel 4, 2005.


Film Writing:

Story, Beauty and the Beast (animated), Buena Vista, 1991.

Additional story, Chicken Run (animated; also known as C:R-1), DreamWorks, 2000.


Dummy Days: America's Favorite Ventriloquists from Radio and Early TV, 2003.

Children's Picture Books (as writer):

Yolanda's Yellow School, Holt, 1997.

Bonnie's Blue House, Holt, 1997.

Rusty's Red Vacation, Holt, 1997.

Turkey Time!, Price Solan Stern, 2000.

Thanksgiving Parade, Price Solan Stern, 2000.

Witch Dot, 2001.

Frankensquare, 2001.

Candy Corn, 2001.

Also wrote Where Is Snow's Nose?.

Children's Picture Books (as an illustrator):

Wild Witches' Ball, 2004.

Also illustrated Autumn Walk; Winter Walk.



Variety, June 7, 2004, p. S24.