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‘Wendell & Wild’ Director Henry Selick and Voice Star Sam Zelaya on Crafting the Film’s Trans Hero

Before Raúl Cocolotl was a teenage trans boy helping Wendell & Wild‘s heroine Katherine “Kat” Koniqua Elliot save her town from demons, economic downturn and the prison industrial complex, he was simply what the stop-motion feature’s director Henry Selick calls a classic “goth loser kid.” The narratively complex, visually striking and representationally groundbreaking animated movie, which […]

Henry Selick Found Solace in ‘Wendell & Wild’ After He Says John Lasseter Helped Sink ‘The Shadow King’

As Henry Selick prepares to debut his well-reviewed film Wendell & Wild, the filmmaker is looking back on why his earlier project The Shadow King was never completed by Disney/Pixar. “I got the rights back,” Selick reveals in the latest episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Behind the Screen podcast, where he says the film could […]

‘Wendell & Wild’ Review: A Playfully Devious Animated Romp From Jordan Peele and Henry Selick

The Netflix release that premiered in Toronto features the voice talents of Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Lyric Ross, Angela Bassett and Ving Rhames.

Annecy: Netflix Animation Debuts New Footage From Filmmakers Including Henry Selick and Jordan Peele

Netflix Animation showcased a bevy of upcoming, diverse projects this week at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival: That included the unveiling of a scene from the anticipated Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio; the world premiere of Oscar winner Chris Williams’ original The Sea Beast, which premieres July 8 on the streaming service; and new footage […]

‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Director on the Tim Burton Joke He Had to Cut

Twenty-five years ago, it was hardly a sure thing that 'Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas' would go on to become a cultural touchstone.

From James Bond to ‘The BFG’: Roald Dahl at the Movies

Roald Dahl has had a decades-long Hollywood career, from his time as a screenwiter to providing onscreen fodder for the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton and, now, Steven Spielberg.

Siggraph: Henry Selick Wants to Make Comedic, Live-Action Horror Films

The Oscar-nominated director also talked with THR about Hollywood’s blockbuster strategy, why he’s excited about new media and why he thinks 3D is challenged.

Siggraph Keynote: Henry Selick Warns That Box-Office Pressure Stifles Filmmakers’ Creativity

Selick spoke on a keynote panel that also included Pixar's Pete Docter, DreamWorks Animation's Chris Sanders and 'The Simpsons' ' David Silverman.

Berlin 2013: Henry Selick and Josh Penn Greenlight ‘The Shadow King’

K5 International will begin pre-selling the animation project, which began life at Disney, to buyers at the European Film Market.