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Born: December 1, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Auckland, NZ Profession: director, producer, writer

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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.

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.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Mister Pip (2012)
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  Shrek 2 (2004)
5.
  Shrek (2001) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Shrek 2 (2004)
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Raised in New Zealand
1985:
Began career in computer animation working for the Auckland company, The Mouse That Roared
1991:
Recruited by Pacific Data Images (which became PDI/Dreamworks) to move to Los Angeles and work in feature films
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Technical director on "Toys" (1992) and "Angels in the Outfield" (1994)
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Visual effects supervisor on "Batman Forever" (1995) and "Batman and Robin" (1997)
2001:
Made directorial debut with the animated feature "Shrek"
2004:
Helmed the sequel, "Shrek 2"
2005:
Directed, produced and wrote the feature adaptation, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"
2007:
Penned the script for "Shrek the Third"; also produced
2008:
Returned as director for the second Narnia film, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"; also produced and co-scripted
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