Despite working with big-name talent, Netflix is struggling to reach viewers with its original animated features.
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Critics have called it “overstuffed” and “unfocused,” yet most were happy to forgive those faults thanks to the film’s virtues.
Illustrator Pablo Lobato, who had never worked in animation prior to this film, had to both learn – and unlearn – craft and skills to design characters for stop motion.
“I wanted to have evidence of [stop motion’s imperfections],” says Selick. “I think the audience needs to work a little bit to make the magic real, but then the movie means more to them.”
John Lasseter “really couldn’t support my vision,” says Selick.
Nora Twomey and Henry Selick will be in attendance on opening night with their films ‘My Father’s Dragon’ and ‘Wendell & Wild.’
Animation is Film 2022 will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood October 21-23, picking up again on the 29.
If the Academy wants to shed its reputation for being dismissive towards animation, these are some key questions it should consider.
‘Wendell & Wild’ will gets a limited theatrical run on October 21 before landing on Netflix worldwide October 28.
Netflix shared released details for four animated features coming this fall, with each getting a limited theatrical release before streaming.
What does a Toronto selection mean for Wendell & Wild’s Oscar prospects, and what has a TIFF premiere meant for animated films in the past?
Netfix will release the film in time for Halloween.
Meet demon-dusting teen goth Kat.
The film stars two “hellishly funny demons,” voiced by Key & Peele.
Henry Selick. Key and Peele. Netflix. “Wendell and Wild” is a one-of-a-kind animated feature.
The director of “Coraline” and “Nightmare Before Christmas” is plotting a return to feature films with comedians Key & Peele.