‘Shrek’ 2 Director Kelly Asbury Dead At 60

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, director of the second film in the Shrek franchise, has died at the age of 60.

Kelly Asbury was also a children's book illustrator
Kelly Asbury was also a children’s book illustrator

TMZ reports that the filmmaker’s passing comes after his long battle with cancer.

Asbury died peacefully on Friday, June 26, 2020, in Encino,California, according to his representatives.

Perhaps best known for his work on Shrek 2, Kelly Asbury was born on January 15, 1960. He was also a screenwriter, voice actor, published children’s book author/illustrator and non-fiction author.


Asbury started his animation career at Walt Feature Animation from 1983 to 1995, where he contributed storyboards for several animated films.

He began working for in 1995, and directed two Academy Award-nominated feature films, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) and Shrek 2 (2004).

Asbury also directed and co-wrote the animated movie Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), for which he also provided the voices of the tiny Red Goon Gnomes.

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