11 Facts About Andrew Adamson


Andrew Ralph Adamson was born on 1 December 1966 and is a New Zealand film director, producer, and screenwriter based in Los Angeles, where he co-directed the Academy Award-winning animated films Shrek and Shrek 2.


Andrew Adamson was director, executive producer, and scriptwriter for the 2005 production of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.


Andrew Adamson was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to film, in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours.


Andrew Adamson wanted to be an architect, but missed a university enrollment deadline because of a car accident.


Andrew Adamson was recruited by Pacific Data Images to work in the USA.


Previously, Andrew Adamson specialised in ads but preferred the idea of telling a story in longer format.


Andrew Adamson directed Shrek, based on the 1990 picture book written by William Steig with a modest budget of US$60 million in 2001.


Andrew Adamson achieved commercial success and worldwide attention with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which he co-produced, co-wrote and directed.


Andrew Adamson returned as director to the next Narnia film: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian which had a worldwide release in May 2008 and grossed over $419 million at the box office.


Andrew Adamson returned as producer of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader released in Australia on 9 December 2010, and in the United States and UK on 10 December the same year.


Andrew Adamson appears on the track "Dilemma," delivering a spoken word introduction to the song.