Kelly Asbury, who labored on some enormous animated movies, together with directing the blockbuster “Shrek 2” … is useless after an extended battle with most cancers.
Kelly died peacefully Friday in Encino, CA … in response to his rep, and leaves behind an incredible resume on the earth of animation.
He is finest recognized for guiding the Oscar-nominated ‘Shrek’ sequel, but in addition labored on a few of Disney’s largest animated hits … comparable to “Magnificence and the Beast.”
Kelly directed and wrote the screenplay for the 2011 flick, “Gnomeo & Juliet,” Most just lately, he directed “UglyDolls,” which got here out final yr.
Asbury earned his stripes within the animation business on the Mouse Home — from 1983 to 1995 he contributed storyboards for iconic films like “The Little Mermaid,” “The Rescuers Down Underneath” and “The Black Cauldron,” simply to call just a few.
He moved over to DreamWorks in 1995, making his directorial debut in 2002 on the Oscar-nominated film, ‘Spirit.’
Asbury ultimately returned to Disney for a quick stint, working as a narrative artist for in style hits like “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Frozen.” Secure to say, he put smiles on the faces of thousands and thousands upon thousands and thousands of movie-goers
He was additionally a printed kids’s e book writer, and even wrote a biography profiling ventriloquists like Jeff Dunham, Edgar Bergen, Shari Lewis, Jimmy Nelson and Paul Winchell.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported his demise. Kelly was 60.