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Andrew Adamson



A director born in New Zealand as the child of Methodist missionary parents, Andrew Adamson came to specialize almost exclusively in fantasy-themed material. He began his career as a special-effects technician on films including Toys (1992), A Time to Kill (1996), and Batman & Robin (1997), but moved into the ranks of Hollywood's elite with his work directing the breakthrough DreamWorks CG-animated comedy Shrek (2001). That film clocked in as a blockbuster hit (to say the least -- grossing a reported 484 million dollars worldwide) and paved the way for several sequels, with the first two also directed by Adamson. Then, beginning in 2004, Walden Media tapped Adamson to write, direct, and executive produce the first two adaptations of the Chronicles of Narnia books by British author C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2007). Audiences turned the franchise into a massive hit and a cash cow for Walden and Walt Disney Pictures, which laid the groundwork for many successive installments. Adamson remained on board as a producer for the third film in the series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
47% Mr. Pip
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2014
45% Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
2012
84% Puss in Boots
  • Executive Producer
2011
49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Producer
2010
58% Shrek Forever After
  • Executive Producer
2010
92% Ballast
  • Executive Producer
2008
67% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Producer
2008
41% Shrek the Third
  • Executive Producer
2007
76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2005
88% Shrek 2
  • Captain of the Guards
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2004
88% Shrek
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
  • Director
2001

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