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Kelly Asbury, the man behind Shrek 2 and “Spirit Stallion of the Cinnamon” passes away at the age of 60

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock (7898240e) Kelly Asbury 'Smurfs: The Lost Village' film photocall, Los Angeles, USA - 18 Jan 2017

Kelly Asbury had been dealing with abdominal cancer for a long time now and finally lost in the cause. The genius filmmaker had worked on the beautiful projects of “Spirit, Stallion of the Cinnamon” and also the intriguing task of Shrek 2. His work around the animated genre received a lot of praise and critical acclaim. His other excellent works included the super hit Smurfs movie and also the project of Gnomeo and Juliet.

Even the projects such as the “Little Mermaid” had the luck of having Kelly Asbury behind them. The Night before Christmas was another success story for the man is his work career. The animator had the privilege of working with the biggest studios and the biggest names in the industry. That is the reason condolences poured in upon the tragic passing away of the genius across all the platforms.

Prior Work

Excellence in prior work is something that Kelly was never short of. Even the great stage of Oscar had the man at the helm with multiple nominations. Movies such as Wreck-it Ralph also shared the credits for the excellent work and services extended by Asbury.  Even the project of Sherlock Gnomes had a later mention of the workman.

The highlight of his career would however remain as the contributions of his in the movie Beauty and the Beast. Even the magnificent project of Toy Story had his involvement and masterful craft. His other significant contribution to the work excellence was in the movie Kung Fu Panda as well. The man had a beautiful persona and an invincible charm that reflect in the way he carried himself around the lot. The aura of positivity and the reflection of energy through his endless dedication swept many off their feet. 


With the last rites being done and the departure of the man from the mortal world, tributes poured in too. The reflection of Kelly’s personality resonated throughout all the movie-making and directorial society across the globe. His wife, kids, and the remainder of the family are the ones left behind after his exit from the world’s play.