Thursday, October 06, 2011

Asbury at the SPA

Kelly Asbury, director, of Gnomeo and Juliet, has moved over to Sony Pictures Animation ...

Kelly Asbury, the director and co-writer of Gnomeo and Juliet, has been hired to write the adaptation of Pooch Café for Sony Pictures Animation. ...

Mr. Asbury has been in the biz a long time, directing two features at DreamWorks Animation and story supervising two others. Like a number of other animation directors (Rob Minkoff, Chris Sanders and Lorna Cooke come to mind) he goes where the directing gigs are.

(As animated features get produced by more and more studios, directors of animated features behave like their live-action counterparts, moving from studio to studio. The days of cartoon directors staying with one producer for their entire creative lives is, I think, drawing to a close.)

10 comments:

Hat Building said...

Yes, it's rare now for a director to stay permanently at one studio. Even Ron & John left Disney for a few years.

Thankfully, now they're back, and working on an awesome adaptation of "Rumpelstiltskin."

The Tame Lion said...

Vigorously nodding my head in agreement with the comment above.

Anonymous said...

vigorously rolling my eyes!

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Anonymous said...

Thankfully, now they're back, and working on an awesome adaptation of "Rumpelstiltskin."


Ain't what they're working on. And it ain't "Saucy Jack," either.

Anonymous said...

I told you, the title's now "Saucy!"

That way it appeals to both boys and girls. The Jack the Ripper angle sells better if they remove 'Jack'.

"You're a naughty one, Saucy Jack.... You're a haughty one, Saucy Jack."

It's too bad R&J are doing the old FA thing of going back to when Jack was a kid, and showing the formative years of Lil Jack as a yearning lonely misfit dreaming of someday 'fitting in'.

Songs by Stephen Schwartz. Lyrics by Rob Zombie.

Hat Building said...

Lasseter already passed on Saucy Jack months ago.

The visdev on Rumpelstiltskin is frankly the best I've seen in over a decade. Now that Mike Gabriel is on board as Art Director, the visuals and character designs on the walls on the 3rd floor are awe-inspiring.

Pixar will have to start upping their game to compete with FA if things keep going the way they are.

Anonymous said...

Poor Kelly Asbury. He gets a whole post on the TAG Blog and people are more concerned with fake posts.

Anonymous said...

You're a fake post!

You didn't even know Kelly was a girl.

Anyway, hope she does well at Sony. I hear they're developing a musical based on the life of a young Ghengis Khan...

Anonymous said...

What, and nobody's mentioned "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron"?

Anonymous said...

"What, and nobody's mentioned "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron"?"

No, because it's a horrible film. One of dw's first 6 feature cartoon flops.

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