Andrew Adamson

Andrew Adamson
Born Andrew Ralph Adamson
(1966-12-01) 1 December 1966 (age 50)
Auckland, New Zealand
OccupationFilm director, film producer, screenwriter
Years active1990-present
Spouse(s)Gyulnara Karaeva


Andrew Ralph Adamson, MNZM (given birth to 1 Dec 1966) is a fresh Zealand film movie director, maker and screenwriter based mainly in LA, where he produced the blockbuster computer animation movies, Shrek and Shrek 2 that he received an Academy Honor nomination. He was movie director, executive maker, and scriptwriter for the 2005 creation from the Lion, the Witch, as well as the Closet. Shooting occurred in New Zealand, mainly around Auckland, but also in South Isle where a lot of Peter Jackson’s GOD, THE FATHER of the Bands trilogy was filmed. He also done the films Batman Forever and Batman & Robin like a visual results supervisor. He was made an associate of the brand new Zealand Purchase of Merit in the 2006 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Personal life

Adamson's parents were a homemaker and a pc engineer. Created in New Zealand, Adamson shifted to Papua New Guinea along with his parents aged eleven, and he came back to Auckland aged eighteen. When twenty-four, he shifted to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, and divided time taken between there and LA. Since producing the Narnia movies, he has resolved back New Zealand. Adamson offers two daughters, Isabelle and Sylvie.


Adamson wished to be an architect, but missed a university enrollment deadline due to a car crash. Andrew Adamson was recruited by Pacific Data Pictures to visit work in america. The company opened up an workplace in the California town of LA. There he offered as a specialized director in the next films: Toys (1992), starring Robin Williams, and Angels in the Outfield (1994), starring Danny Glover. Previously Andrew specialised in advertisements but preferred the thought of telling a tale in much longer format. Andrew offered as visual results supervisor in the 1995 film Batman Forever, A PERIOD to Destroy (1996), and Batman & Robin (1997).


Adamson directed Shrek (the 1st in the series) having a moderate spending budget of US$60 million in 2001. Nevertheless the film became an internationally success consuming almost $500 million in the package workplace. The film grossed $42,347,760 in the starting week-end. It grossed $267,665,011 in america and Canada, and international totals of $216,744,207 for an internationally total of $484,409,218. The film presented famous Hollywood stars such as for example Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz.Another film in the series Shrek 2 (2004) had a big Hollywood budget of around $150 mil and was a good bigger success compared to the first film consuming a lot more than $900 mil worldwide. The film opened up at $108,037,878, among the highest opportunities ever. In america and Canada the film continued to gross $441,226,247 and a international total of $478,612,511 for an internationally total of $919,838,758. The film happens to be the ninth best grossing world-wide film ever relating to website package office tracker Package Office Mojo.Adamson not merely directed this film but also wrote the storyplot. However, he didn't direct another film in the series, Shrek THE 3RD, because he previously been contracted by Walden Mass media to focus on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch as well as the Closet. Rather the film was co-directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui while Adamson offered as executive manufacturer. The script from the film was compiled by J. David Stem and Joe Stillman. The 3rd film was still extremely successful consuming a lot more than $795 million world-wide with a spending budget of only $160 million.

The Chronicles of Narnia

Adamson achieved business achievement and gained worldwide interest when he co-produced, co-wrote and directed The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch as well as the Closet. The film is dependant on the publication by C.S. Lewis from the same name and gained various awards, obtained critical compliment and was a container office success getting the 3rd highest-grossing film world-wide of 2005 regarding to Box Workplace Mojo. The film opened up in america and Canada with totals of greater than $65million as well as the film were left with an internationally gross of $744,783,957 using a spending budget of $180 million regarding to Box Workplace Mojo.He returned simply because director to another Narnia film: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian which had an internationally release in-may 2008 and grossed more than $419 million on the container office. Adamson came back as producer from the Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage from the Dawn Treader released in Australia on 9 Dec 2010, and in america and UK on 10 Dec the same season. At this time though, 20th Hundred years Fox and Walden Mass media still contain the rights towards the series, plus they currently wthhold the substitute for make The Chronicles of Narnia: The Sterling silver Chair in the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, 20th Hundred years Fox and Walden Mass media decided to generate The Magician's Nephew as another Narnia film rather than the Silver Chair. However in Oct 2011, Douglas Gresham verified that Walden Media's agreement using the C. S. Lewis property acquired expired, and any creation of another film was on keep indefinitely.


Year Film Movie director Producer Writer Various other Records 1995 Batman Forever Zero No Zero Yes Visual impact supervisor 1997 Batman & Robin No No No Yes 2001 Shrek Yes No No Yes Tone of voice of Duloc Mascot, Songwriter: Merry Guys 2004 Shrek 2 Yes No Yes Yes Also tale, tone of voice of Capitan from the Guards, Songwriter: Fairy Godmother's Tune 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch as well as the Closet Yes No Yes No 2007 Shrek the 3rd No Executive Tale No 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Yes Yes Yes No Ballast No Professional No No 2010 Shrek Forever After No Professional No No The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage from the Dawn Treader No Yes No No 2011 Puss in Boot styles No Professional No No 2012 Mr. Pip Yes Yes Yes No Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Yes Yes Yes No TBA Shrek 5 No Professional No No Curious George Yes No Yes No Beasts of Burden No Yes No No Inherit the planet earth Yes No No No


Adamson has directed movies that have won the next Major Film Honours (film order simply by date of launch); Research from IMDb

Shrek (2001)

Academy Honours = Shrek won 'Best Animated Feature Uk Academy Honours = Shrek won 'Best Adapted Screenplay L.A. Film Critics Association = Shrek gained Best Animation Country wide Plank of Review = Shrek gained Greatest Animated Feature

Shrek 2 (2004)

BAFTA Honours = Shrek 2 won Children Choice Vacation Film Prize = Shrek 2 won Computer animation of the entire year People's Choice Honours, USA = Shrek 2 won Beloved Animated Movie, Beloved Animated CELEB, Favorite Movie Humor, Favorite Film Villain and Beloved Sequel

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Oscar = The Chronicles of Narnia:The Lion, The Witch as well as the Closet won Best Accomplishment in Make-up Saturn Prize = The Chronicles of Narnia:The Lion, The Witch as well as the Closet won Best Outfit, Best Make-up and Best Dvd movie Special Edition Discharge BAFTA Film Prize = The Chronicles of Narnia:The Lion, The Witch as well as the Closet won Best Make-up/Locks CRITICS Choice Prize = The Chronicles of Narnia:The Lion, The Witch as well as the Closet won Best Family members Film(Live Actions)

See also

New Zealand FILMMAKERS Film directors DreamWorks SKG New Zealand movie theater Walt Disney Organization Buena Vista Pictures