Andrew Adamson

Director, Writer, Producer
Andrew Adamson began his career as a budding digital animator in his native New Zealand during the 1980s, but his rise in Hollywood paralleled developments in the CGI technology and a style of family entertainment that ... Read more »
Born: 12/01/1966 in Auckland, NZ

Filmography

Producer (10)

Beasts of Burden 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mr. Pip 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Puss In Boots 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shrek Forever After 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ballast 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (8)

Mr. Pip 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

Additional Screenplay Material (Screenplay)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

(Story By)

Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

(Story By)
Director (6)

Mr. Pip 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

(Director)
Visual Effects & Animation (5)

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

A Time to Kill 1996 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Angels in the Outfield 1994 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Double Dragon 1994 (Movie)

(PDI) (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Music (2)

Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

("Fairy Godmother Song") (Song)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

("Merry Men") (Song)
Actor (1)

Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Captain of the Guards (Actor)
Production Management (1)

Toys 1992 (Movie)

(Pacific Data Images) (Technical Director)

Biography

Andrew Adamson began his career as a budding digital animator in his native New Zealand during the 1980s, but his rise in Hollywood paralleled developments in the CGI technology and a style of family entertainment that would become his calling card. With a whimsical graphic sensibility as well as an ear for story and dialogue appealing to both kids and their parents, Adamson went on to earn an Oscar for the $500 million grossing "Shrek" (2001), topping himself by bringing in nearly twice as much for the sequel, "Shrek 2" (2004). Adamson proved equally adept at live action, segueing into the fantastical by helming the first two installments of "The Chronicles of Narnia" series, where he cemented his role as the top force behind the highest grossing family franchise films of all time.

Milestones

2008

Returned as director for the second Narnia film, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"; also produced and co-scripted

2007

Penned the script for "Shrek the Third"; also produced

2005

Directed, produced and wrote the feature adaptation, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"

2004

Helmed the sequel, "Shrek 2"

2001

Made directorial debut with the animated feature "Shrek"

1991

Recruited by Pacific Data Images (which became PDI/Dreamworks) to move to Los Angeles and work in feature films

1985

Began career in computer animation working for the Auckland company, The Mouse That Roared

Technical director on "Toys" (1992) and "Angels in the Outfield" (1994)

Raised in New Zealand

Visual effects supervisor on "Batman Forever" (1995) and "Batman and Robin" (1997)

Bonus Trivia

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Named among Fade In Magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know" in 2005.

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