Karey Kirkpatrick began his career as a screen and songwriter for Walt Disney Feature Animation where he penned The Rescuers Down Under and James and the Giant Peach. Additional film credits include Chicken Run (Golden Globe Award nominee for Outstanding Comedy Film), Charlotte’s Web, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Spiderwick Chronicles and Over the Hedge which he also co-directed. He directed the Paramount Pictures feature film Imagine That, starring Eddie Murphy and also co-produced and performed on the film’s soundtrack. Something Rotten! marks his live theatrical debut.