Karey Kirkpatrick is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and storyboard artist. He is well known for directing the 2006 DreamWorks animated film Over The Hedge, the 2009 comedy Imagine That, and the 2018 Warner Bros. animated film Smallfoot. He also wrote the screenplay for several films such as Chicken Run, Laws of Attraction, Charlotte's Web, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and The Smurfs film series.
For Disney, he wrote the screenplay for The Rescuers Down Under, James and the Giant Peach, and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2005 Touchstone Pictures film, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Additionally, he wrote a few episodes of Timon & Pumbaa.