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Kirby Atkins is an American writer, director, and actor. He has written feature film scripts for Robert De Niro, Miramax, and 20th Century Fox.  

He has worked with some of the most recognizable names in cinema across animation and visual effects such as Sony Animation, Weta Digital, and Steven Spielberg. His short film "Mutt" won Best Animated Short at the Hollywood Film Festival and he has directed the TV show "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius" for Nickelodeon.

In 2019 Kirby wrote and directed the first New Zealand/China Film Group co-production of Mosley which was nominated for “Best Animated Feature Film” at the 2019 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, The Burbank International Film Festival, The Festival of Cinema, NYC, and the 2020 Ottawa International Animation Festival. The film will be released worldwide 2021. Kirby wrote the screenplay and plays the title role, starring with the all Kiwi cast of John Rhys-Davies (LOTR), Lucy Lawless (Xena, Warrior Princess), Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords), and Termuera Morrison (Star Wars).

When he worked with Big Idea, he helped write scripts and provided storyboard art for seasons 2 and 3 of 3-2-1 Penguins. He also provided animation for VeggieTales.

Works at Big Idea


3-2-1 Penguins

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