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Kelly Asbury, ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Director, Dies at 60

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:40pm

The CalArts alum and well-respected animation veteran spent almost 40 years as a writer, story artist, and designer on some of the industry's most successful shows. 

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‘Detective Pikachu’ Posts Strong Debut But ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Remains Box Office Champ

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2019 at 1:13pm

Warner Bros. scores with record video game adaptation opening, though ‘Endgame’ wins the weekend while passing $2.4 billion globally. 

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Continues Box Office Domination as ‘Ugly Dolls’ Stumbles in Debut

Marvel’s follow-up to ‘Infinity Wars’ scores record setting second-weekend haul while STX’s animated family offering gets little love from audiences.

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China’s Alibaba to Partner with STX Entertainment on UglyDolls Franchise

New deal includes previously announced ‘UglyDolls’ animated feature film directed by Kelly Asbury along with an animated TV series, digital and print publishing, mobile and educational games, soundtrack and music, and merchandising and licensing programs.

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WATCH: Director Kelly Asbury Talks ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7:00am

The veteran animation director discusses his experience at the helm of Sony Pictures Animation’s latest animated feature.

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VIDEO: Bringing the 2D Aesthetic of Peyo to the CG World of ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’

In a new video available exclusively on AWN, Sony Pictures Imageworks VFX supervisor Mike Ford details the efforts that went into translating the 2D aesthetic of Smurfs creator Peyo to the 3D world of Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village.’

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Latest Trailer for Sony’s ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ A Workout for the Eyes

Brand-new trailer and clips from Sony’s forthcoming Smurf adventure showcase exotic, bioluminescent flora and fauna, and a tribe of kick-ass, suspiciously Smurf-like natives.

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Sony Pictures Animation Details Upcoming Feature Slate

Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Patrick Stewart join studio’s voice roster; animated films from Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and Lin-Manuel Miranda on the horizon.

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Sony Unveils New Trailer & Images from ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’

Newest entry in the Columbia Pictures movie franchise from the director of ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ is set for a worldwide release on March 31, 2017.

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Sony Pictures Animation Announces 2017 & 2018 Slate

Projects include ‘Emojimovie: Express Yourself,’ faith-based film ‘The Star,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 3,’ animated ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Ghostbusters’ animated TV series.

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Sony Rounds Out Voice Cast for ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’

Joining the previously announced casting of Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel and Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf are Jack McBrayer as Clumsy, Danny Pudi as Brainy, and Joe Manganiello as Hefty. 

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First Look: Sony Titles ‘Get Smurfy,’ Unveils Voice Cast

Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin to lend their voices to Sony Pictures Animation’s CG feature based on the work of Peyo Culliford; ‘Get Smurfy’ arrives in theaters on March 31, 2017.

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Sony Pictures Animation Unveils ‘Smurfs’ Concept Art

Marking the launch of director Kelly Asbury’s official production blog, The Blue Print, Sony Pictures Animation unveils concept art from the as-yet untitled fully CG animated Smurfs feature.

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Sony Pictures Animation Unveils Updated Production Slate

Sony Pictures Animation announces an update to their production slate which includes a new Smurfs movie, Hotel Transylvania 2, and an all-new CG animated take on the classic Popeye.

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