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The director of ‘Stallion of the Simran’ has died – diversity

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Kelly Asbury, the animator who directed Aussie-nominated films such as “Shrek 2” and “Spirit: Stamilion of the Simron”, has died. He was 60 years old.

Asbury’s representative, Nancy New House Porter, died Friday morning in Los Angeles after a long battle with stomach cancer. Different.

Asbury, who began his career in Walt Disney feature animation in 1983, directed five animated feature films during his career: “Spirit: Stallion of the Simran”, released in 2002; “Shrek 2” in 2004, which he co-directed with Conrad Vernon; 2011’s “Gnomio and Juliet”; 2017’s “Smurfs: The Lost Village”; And his ultimate directing effort was 2019’s “Auckle Puppet,” starring Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Mone, Blake Shelton and Pitbull.

His other works include credits to “The Little Mermaid,” Tim Burton’s “Nightmares Before Christmas,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Prince of Egypt,” “Chicken Run,” “Shake,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Freezing” and “Sherlock Jonams.”

Also, the Texas native was credited as the author of the 1991 film “Beauty and the Beast” and in 1999 as a storyteller on “Toy Story” and “Kung Fu Panda” and “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”. In 2006

“Inside Out” author Ronnie Dale Carman, who worked with “Prince of Egypt” Asbury, wrote in tribute to the animator on Facebook, “I’m so sorry to hear that today. We’ve worked together on ‘The Prince of Egypt’ and when I joined Pixar’s great stories, “Kell-God” was already a legend. I would love him very much. Rest in peace, dear friend. “

Survivors include his wife Jackie Boggs; Stephens Andrew and Connor Boggs; Sister Goen Speed; And niece Leslie McKeller.

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