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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. 

FMX Blogs

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.

Licensing Headline News

IMPS, Dupuis Developing New Animated Smurfs Series

Official Smurfs licensor IMPS and the studio behind adaptations of ‘Spirou,’ ‘Little Spirou,’ ‘Papyrus,’ ‘Jojo,’ ‘Cedric,’ and more join forces to produce a new Smurfs TV series giving the little blue creatures an updated look.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Sony’s ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Finds its Way to Blu-ray July 11

Packed with extras, director Kelly Asbury’s CG-animated return to world of Peyo debuts on digital June 20 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray and DVD July 11.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

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.’

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Boss Baby’ Reigns, ‘Your Name’ Sees $1.6M U.S. Debut

DreamWorks Animation and distribution partner 20th Century Fox’s ‘The Boss Baby’ tops the domestic box office for the second consecutive week, earning $26.4 million; Funimation release ‘Your Name’ makes $1.6 million domestic debut.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

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.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

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.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

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.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

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. 

SPA Headline News

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.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

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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