Karey Kirkpatrick

Karey Kirkpatrick

Highest Rated: 97% Chicken Run (2000)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013)

Birthday: Dec 14, 1964

Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, USA

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.




No Score Yet 94% The True Don Quixote Executive Producer - 2019
76% 62% Smallfoot Director,
Executive Producer
$83.2M 2018
14% 56% The Smurfs 2 Screenwriter $71.0M 2013
95% 85% The Secret World of Arrietty Screenwriter - 2010
41% 40% Imagine That Director $16.1M 2009
81% 63% The Spiderwick Chronicles Screenwriter,
$71.1M 2008
22% 46% Flakes Screenwriter $613 2007
78% 62% Charlotte's Web Writer $82.5M 2006
75% 71% Over the Hedge Director,
$155.0M 2006
60% 65% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Writer $51.0M 2005
55% 55% The Little Vampire Screenwriter $13.6M 2000
97% 65% Chicken Run Screenwriter - 2000
25% 27% Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves Screenwriter - 1997
91% 65% James and the Giant Peach Screenwriter $28.9M 1996
71% 68% The Rescuers Down Under Screenwriter - 1990