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Andrew Adamson is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor Néo-Zélandais born on 1 december 1966 at Auckland (Nouvelle zelande)

Andrew Adamson

Andrew Adamson
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Birth name Andrew Ralph Adamson
Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 1 december 1966 (52 years) at Auckland (Nouvelle zelande)
Awards Annie Award

Andrew Ralph Adamson, MNZM (born 1 December 1966) is a New Zealand film director, producer and screenwriter based mainly in Los Angeles, where he made the blockbuster animation films, Shrek and Shrek 2 for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He was director, executive producer, and scriptwriter for C. S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Shooting took place in New Zealand, primarily in and around Auckland, but also in South Island where much of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. He also worked on the movies Batman Forever and Batman & Robin as a visual effects supervisor.

He was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Biography

Il commence à travailler comme animateur infographiste dans une petite société au studio The Mouse That Roared d'Auckland.

Il a ensuite été engagé comme chef dessinateur-animateur chez Video Images Ltd., en 1986.

Entré chez PDI/Dreamworks en 1991, il y acquiert une réputation dans les effets visuels grâce à deux longs-métrages, Angels in the Outfield et Double Dragon.

Best films

Shrek 2 (2004)
(Director)
Shrek the Third (2007)
(Scriptwriter)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
(Executive Producer)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
(Director)
Puss in Boots (2011)
(Executive producer)
Shrek (2001)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Andrew Adamson (15 films)

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Actor

Shrek 2
Shrek 2 (2004)
, 1h33
Directed by Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon, Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Films about dragons, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese
Roles Captain of the Guards (voice)
Rating71% 3.59833.59833.59833.59833.5983
Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon to find they have been invited by Fiona's parents to a royal ball to celebrate their marriage, an event Shrek is reluctant to participate in. Fiona talks him into it, and along with Donkey, they travel to the kingdom of Far Far Away. They meet Fiona's parents, King Harold and Queen Lillian, who are surprised to see their daughter as an ogre, with Harold particularly upset. At dinner, Shrek and Harold get into a heated argument over how Shrek and Fiona will raise their family, and Fiona, disgusted at Shrek's behavior, locks herself away in her room that evening. Shrek worries that he has lost his true love, particularly after finding her childhood diary and reading that she was once infatuated with Prince Charming.
Shrek
Shrek (2001)
, 1h30
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Conrad Vernon
Roles Duloc Mascot (a man dressed in a suit that looks like Lord Farquaad)
Rating78% 3.94763.94763.94763.94763.9476
Shrek, a green ogre who loves the solitude in his swamp, finds his life interrupted when many fairytale characters are exiled there by order of the fairytale-hating Lord Farquaad. Shrek tells them that he will go ask Farquaad to send them back. He brings along a talking Donkey who is the only fairytale creature who knows the way to Duloc.

Director

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, 1h31
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Circus films
Actors Benedikt Negro, Dallas Barnett, Jason Berrent
Rating67% 3.399313.399313.399313.399313.39931
Mia, a young woman in a small American Midwestern town goes to a traveling carnival one evening, where she is urged by a silent clown to visit the carnival's circus and see the Aerialist, the show's star attraction. She is entranced by the Aerialist, but during his act he misses a catch and falls to the ground. She rushes to help him, but then the ground beneath them gives way and they fall through into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil. Separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other, interacting with the strange and wonderful performers and performances of Cirque du Soleil. Mia and the Aerialist perform an aerial courtship for the grand finale.
Mr. Pip
Mr. Pip (2012)
, 1h55
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Genres Drama, War
Actors Hugh Laurie, Kerry Fox, Eka Darville
Rating71% 3.593143.593143.593143.593143.59314
In 1989, as a war rages on in the province of Bougainville— then called North Solomons — in Papua New Guinea, Mr. Watts (Hugh Laurie), the only white man left on the island after a blockade, re-opens the local school. He begins reading the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which transfixes a young girl named Matilda (Xzannjah). She finds comfort in the story of a Victorian orphan, Pip (Eka Darville), when her own world is falling apart. The "Redskins", an army sent to destroy the local rebels, are getting closer. Matilda writes 'Pip' in the sand. This simple act leads to terrible consequences when the Redskins suspect Pip to be a rebel leader and demand he be brought before them.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 2h30
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Films about lions, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Liam Neeson
Rating64% 3.2499853.2499853.2499853.2499853.249985
1,300 Narnian years after the Pevensie siblings left, Caspian, a Telmarine prince and heir to the throne, is informed by mentor Doctor Cornelius that his uncle, Miraz, is plotting to kill him and seize the throne for himself and his newborn heir. Cornelius gives him Queen Susan's ancient magical horn, instructing him to blow it only at his greatest need. Caspian flees into the woods where he encounters two Narnian dwarfs, Trumpkin and Nikabrik, and a talking badger named Trufflehunter, and blows the horn to summon help.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 2h23
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Films about religion, Films about lions, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Santa Claus in film
Actors William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton
Rating69% 3.450853.450853.450853.450853.45085
In the London suburb of Finchley, the Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, are endangered by a Second World War attack of German bombers. They are then evacuated to the country home of Professor Digory Kirke, who is not accustomed to having children in his house, as Mrs Macready, the strict housekeeper, explains.
Shrek 2
Shrek 2 (2004)
, 1h33
Directed by Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon, Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Films about dragons, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese
Rating71% 3.59833.59833.59833.59833.5983
Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon to find they have been invited by Fiona's parents to a royal ball to celebrate their marriage, an event Shrek is reluctant to participate in. Fiona talks him into it, and along with Donkey, they travel to the kingdom of Far Far Away. They meet Fiona's parents, King Harold and Queen Lillian, who are surprised to see their daughter as an ogre, with Harold particularly upset. At dinner, Shrek and Harold get into a heated argument over how Shrek and Fiona will raise their family, and Fiona, disgusted at Shrek's behavior, locks herself away in her room that evening. Shrek worries that he has lost his true love, particularly after finding her childhood diary and reading that she was once infatuated with Prince Charming.
Shrek
Shrek (2001)
, 1h30
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Conrad Vernon
Rating78% 3.94763.94763.94763.94763.9476
Shrek, a green ogre who loves the solitude in his swamp, finds his life interrupted when many fairytale characters are exiled there by order of the fairytale-hating Lord Farquaad. Shrek tells them that he will go ask Farquaad to send them back. He brings along a talking Donkey who is the only fairytale creature who knows the way to Duloc.

Scriptwriter

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, 1h31
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Circus films
Actors Benedikt Negro, Dallas Barnett, Jason Berrent
Rating67% 3.399313.399313.399313.399313.39931
Mia, a young woman in a small American Midwestern town goes to a traveling carnival one evening, where she is urged by a silent clown to visit the carnival's circus and see the Aerialist, the show's star attraction. She is entranced by the Aerialist, but during his act he misses a catch and falls to the ground. She rushes to help him, but then the ground beneath them gives way and they fall through into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil. Separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other, interacting with the strange and wonderful performers and performances of Cirque du Soleil. Mia and the Aerialist perform an aerial courtship for the grand finale.
Mr. Pip
Mr. Pip (2012)
, 1h55
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Genres Drama, War
Actors Hugh Laurie, Kerry Fox, Eka Darville
Rating71% 3.593143.593143.593143.593143.59314
In 1989, as a war rages on in the province of Bougainville— then called North Solomons — in Papua New Guinea, Mr. Watts (Hugh Laurie), the only white man left on the island after a blockade, re-opens the local school. He begins reading the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which transfixes a young girl named Matilda (Xzannjah). She finds comfort in the story of a Victorian orphan, Pip (Eka Darville), when her own world is falling apart. The "Redskins", an army sent to destroy the local rebels, are getting closer. Matilda writes 'Pip' in the sand. This simple act leads to terrible consequences when the Redskins suspect Pip to be a rebel leader and demand he be brought before them.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 2h30
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Films about lions, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Liam Neeson
Rating64% 3.2499853.2499853.2499853.2499853.249985
1,300 Narnian years after the Pevensie siblings left, Caspian, a Telmarine prince and heir to the throne, is informed by mentor Doctor Cornelius that his uncle, Miraz, is plotting to kill him and seize the throne for himself and his newborn heir. Cornelius gives him Queen Susan's ancient magical horn, instructing him to blow it only at his greatest need. Caspian flees into the woods where he encounters two Narnian dwarfs, Trumpkin and Nikabrik, and a talking badger named Trufflehunter, and blows the horn to summon help.
Shrek the Third, 1h33
Directed by Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Films about cats, Films about dragons, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese
Rating60% 3.001933.001933.001933.001933.00193
Prince Charming vows that he will become King of Far, Far Away and avenge the death of his mother, the Fairy Godmother. Meanwhile, King Harold is dying and his ogre son-in-law Shrek and daughter Princess Fiona are to succeed him. Shrek, who is having difficulty serving as Regent during the King's medical leave, insists that an ogre as king is a bad idea and that there must be someone else to rule the kingdom. Before dying, Harold tells Shrek of another heir: his nephew, Arthur Pendragon. Prince Charming goes to the Poison Apple tavern and persuades fairy tale villains to fight for their "happily ever after" by appealing to the defeats given in their stories.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 2h23
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Films about religion, Films about lions, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Santa Claus in film
Actors William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton
Rating69% 3.450853.450853.450853.450853.45085
In the London suburb of Finchley, the Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, are endangered by a Second World War attack of German bombers. They are then evacuated to the country home of Professor Digory Kirke, who is not accustomed to having children in his house, as Mrs Macready, the strict housekeeper, explains.
Shrek 2
Shrek 2 (2004)
, 1h33
Directed by Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon, Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Films about dragons, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese
Roles Story
Rating71% 3.59833.59833.59833.59833.5983
Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon to find they have been invited by Fiona's parents to a royal ball to celebrate their marriage, an event Shrek is reluctant to participate in. Fiona talks him into it, and along with Donkey, they travel to the kingdom of Far Far Away. They meet Fiona's parents, King Harold and Queen Lillian, who are surprised to see their daughter as an ogre, with Harold particularly upset. At dinner, Shrek and Harold get into a heated argument over how Shrek and Fiona will raise their family, and Fiona, disgusted at Shrek's behavior, locks herself away in her room that evening. Shrek worries that he has lost his true love, particularly after finding her childhood diary and reading that she was once infatuated with Prince Charming.

Producer

Trolls
Trolls (2016)
, 1h32
Directed by Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn, Anand Tucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Grace Moretz, Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Timberlake, Christine Baranski
Roles Executive Producer
Rating65% 3.251433.251433.251433.251433.25143
Princess Poppy and Branch venture "far beyond the only world they have ever known", and their quest will test their strength and reveal their true colors.