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Biography #2 (for The Chronicles of Narnia)

Andrew Adamson made his directorial debut with Shrek, which won the first Academy Award presented for Best Animated Feature. He followed up with an Academy Award nomination for the sequel, Shrek 2, which he also co-wrote and directed. Shrek 2 recently eclipsed Finding Nemo as the highest-earning animated film in Hollywood history. Adamson is also collaborating with Shrek co-writer Joe Stillman on the screenplay for another animated feature for DreamWorks, currently titled Truckers, which Adamson will also direct. Truckers is based on Terry Pratchett's best-selling fantasy trilogy known as The Bromeliad.

Adamson first joined PDI (Pacific Data Images)—now PDI/DreamWorks—in 1991 with an extensive background in visual effects. His credits as a visual effects supervisor with PDI/DreamWorks have included the films Angels in the Outfield and Double Dragon. He has also worked on the visual effects for such films as True Lies, Heart and Souls and Barry Levinson's Toys and served as a key member of PDI/DreamWorks' commercial division on numerous award-winning spots, including Converse's Planet Kevin, Dow's Scrubbing Bubbles Greatest Show and Miller Genuine Draft's Juke Box.

Apart from PDI/DreamWorks, Adamson's work as a visual effects supervisor includes the features Batman Forever, A Time to Kill and Batman & Robin. He saw his visual effects work on the two Batman films short-listed for Oscar nominations by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Adamson began his career in computer graphics nearly 20 years ago in his native New Zealand, working as a computer animator at a local animation company called The Mouse That Roared. In 1986, he moved on to the post of design director/senior animator at Video Images Ltd., where he worked on a variety of broadcast logos and television commercials.

Bio courtesy Disney for "The Chronicles of Narnia" (23-Dec-2005)


Biography #3 (for Shrek 2)

Andrew Adamson made his directorial debut on the first Shrek, which won the first Academy Award presented for Best Animated Feature. He is next set to direct the live-action film "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," based on the classic book by C.S. Lewis. The film will be shot in Adamson's native New Zealand. He is also collaborating with Shrek co-writer Joe Stillman on the screenplay for another animated feature for DreamWorks, currently titled Truckers, which Adamson will also direct. Truckers is based on Terry Pratchett's best-selling fantasy trilogy known as The Bromeliad.

Adamson first joined PDI-now PDI/DreamWorks-in 1991 with an extensive background in visual effects. His credits as a visual effects supervisor with PDI/DreamWorks have included the films Angels in the Outfield and Double Dragon. He has also worked on the visual effects for such films as True Lies, Heart and Souls and Toys.

Adamson also served as a key member of PDI/DreamWorks' commercial division on numerous award-winning spots, including Converse's Planet Kevin, Dow's Scrubbing Bubbles Greatest Show, and Miller Genuine Draft's Juke Box.

Apart from PDI/DreamWorks, Adamson's work as a visual effects supervisor includes the features Batman Forever, A Time to Kill and Batman & Robin. He saw his visual effects work on the two Batman films short-listed for Oscar nominations by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.

Adamson began his career in computer graphics nearly 20 years ago in Auckland, New Zealand, as a computer animator at The Mouse That Roared. In 1986, he moved on to the post of design director/senior animator at Video Images Ltd., where he worked on a variety of broadcast logos and television commercials.

Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Shrek 2" (10-Jun-2004)


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