Karey Kirkpatrick

A former actor with a musical theatre background, Karey Kirkpatrick ventured into screenwriting and directing after an unsuccessful bid of selling a script to Disney Studios. The script (for an animated musical) was ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (16)

From up on Poppy Hill 2013 (Movie)

(Source Material)

The Smurfs 2 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Secret World of Arrietty 2012 (Movie)

(English language version) (Screenplay)

The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Flakes 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Charlotte's Web 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Over the Hedge 2006 (Movie)

(adapatation) (Screenplay)

The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Big Fat Liar 2002 (Movie)

(Spec) (Screenplay)

Chicken Run 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Little Vampire 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Road to El Dorado 2000 (Movie)

dialogue(story department) (Writer (dialogue))

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Writer

Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

James and the Giant Peach 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Rescuers Down Under 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (3)

The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Flakes 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Madagascar 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (2)

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

("Five Little Monkeys") (Song Performer)

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

("We're Gonna Party") (Song)
Director (2)

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Over the Hedge 2006 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (2)

The 2001 Genesis Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Poultry in Motion: The Making of Chicken Run 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (2)

Madagascar 2005 (Movie)

(Creative Consultant)

James and the Giant Peach 1996 (Movie)

screeplay (Other)

Biography

A former actor with a musical theatre background, Karey Kirkpatrick ventured into screenwriting and directing after an unsuccessful bid of selling a script to Disney Studios. The script (for an animated musical) was ultimately passed over, but the studio, impressed with Kirkpatrick's talent, hired him as a full-time staff writer. While his stint at Disney yielded just one film, 1990's "The Rescuers Down Under", the experience proved to be a valuable launching point for his writing career in animation, with the list of Kirkpatrick-penned screenplays growing to include such films as "James and the Giant Peach" (1996) and the Golden Globe-nominated "Chicken Run" (2000). While his work rarely ventured outside of animated features, beginning in the late 2000s, Kirkpatrick began writing scripts for live-action films, including a 2005 film adaptation of the Douglas Adams sci-fi novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and the offbeat 2007 indie comedy "Flakes"; he made his directorial debut on the family comedy "Imagine That" (2009), starring Eddie Murphy.

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