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Kelly Adam Asbury (born January 15, 1960 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American film director, screenwriter, voice actor, published children's book author/illustrator, and non-fiction author/historian. He attended Lamar University for two years before, in 1980, transferring to the renowned California Institute of the Arts, where he studied animation and filmmaking. He is known for being an artist in a variety of capacities on many animated movies and directed the two Academy Award nominated feature films Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) and Shrek 2 (2004). In addition to directing, Asbury provided some of the extra voices in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third. He has written a non-fiction book titled Dummy Days, which is a biography of five 20th century ventriloquists. He recently co-wrote and directed the popular animated movie titled Gnomeo and Juliet (2011), for which he also provided the voices of the tiny Red Goon Gnomes. He was recently nominated for two Annie Awards for directing and co-writing that film.