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Kelly Asbury

Kelly Asbury (1960–2020), “Shrek 2” director

by Kirk Fox

Kelly Asbury was the director of the animated films “Shrek 2,” “Gnomeo and Juliet,” “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” and “Ugly Dolls.” He also was a story artist for “Frozen” and “Toy Story.”   

  • Died: Thursday, June 26, 2020. (Who else died on June 26?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 60 from cancer. 
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Elton John asked him to direct “Gnomeo and Juliet”    

Asbury, a self-described huge Elton John fan told Cinema Blend in 2011. “I met with Elton John, Elton John really wanted me to direct the project, asked me to direct it.” “The emotion that’s on screen is supported by the music that’s playing and sort of an emotional queue.” He said movie was “sort of this dream project.” Elton John did music for the animated film.  

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