Adamson Overlooked?

Posted January 23, 2006 11:57 pm by Clipsie

Calendar Live has this article about the collaborative nature of Narnia. Virtually every review of “Narnia” managed to dispatch Adamson’s contributions in about two sentences. The general tone was perhaps captured best by the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips, who briskly observed that “Adamson (co-director of the first ’Shrek’) has cast the four kids nicely.” When I met the 39-year-old filmmaker the other day at a coffeehouse near his home in Silver Lake, he seemed genuinely unperturbed. “When you work in animation or the family film genre, you get very little acknowledgment, perhaps because in animation there’s usually two directors, which makes people dismiss the seriousness of our role.” He added with a grin, “Of course, not getting the attention means not getting the unwanted attention too.” Read the complete interview here.