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Encyclopedia > Andrew Adamson

Andrew Adamson is a New Zealand-born film director based mainly in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he made the blockbuster animation films, Shrek and Shrek 2 for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He has recently taken on the role of director, executive producer, and scriptwriter in the new film based on C. S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Shooting took place in New Zealand, primarily based in Auckland, but also in South Island where much of Peter Jackson's The Lord Of The Rings trilogy was filmed. The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Nickname: City of Angels Official website: http://www. ... 12 frames per second is the typical rate for an animated cartoon. ... Shrek is a computer-animated movie adaptation of William Steigs 1990 fairy tale picture-book of the same name. ... Shrek 2 is the 2004 sequel to the computer-animated 2001 DreamWorks Pictures movie Shrek that was released in the United States on May 19, 2004. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... C.S. Lewis Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis was an Irish author and scholar, of mixed Irish, English and Welsh ancestry. ... The Auckland Metropolitan Area, or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... The South Island The South Island forms one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... Peter Jackson in New York (USA), at the premiere of King Kong, December 5, 2005 Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with Fran... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy saga by the British author J. R. R. Tolkien, his most popular work and a sequel to his popular fantasy novel The Hobbit. ...


Selected filmography as a director:

  • Shrek (2001)
  • Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (video, 2001)
  • Shrek 2 (2004)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2007)

  Results from FactBites:
Interview - Andrew Adamson for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" (2010 words)
Adamson: First of all, I don't think the estate would have allowed it to be adapted in a modern sort of different setting which I think that's one of the reasons they never managed to get it off the ground before.
Adamson: Oh yes, I was definitely conscious of it.
Adamson: Largely it was a decision somewhat for practical reasons and partly for story reasons.
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