Netflix’s stop-motion animated film wendell and wild reveals its first poster and release date. wendell and wild is led by a nightmare before christmas‘ Henry Selick and stars Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the supernatural-themed comic fantasy adventure. Additional cast for the film includes Angela Bassett, James Hong, Lyric Ross, Tamara Smart, Natalie Martinez, Tantoo Cardinal, Gabrielle Dennis, Igal Naor, David Harewood, Maxine Peake, Ramona Young, Sam Zelaya, Seema Virdi, Gary Gatewood and Ving. Rhames.
Selick is known for his significant work in stop-motion animation, including monkey bone with Brendan Fraser James and the Giant PeachY coralline. wendell and wild is his first new film in thirteen years, though it has been in development since 2015. While the concept stems from an original idea by Selick, Peele is also a writer and producer on the film, making it a full collaboration between the master of the animation and the duet of Key and Peele.
In anticipation of its imminent release, Netflix has now revealed the release date of wendell and wild to be October 28, just in time for Halloween. In addition to the release date release, the first poster for the film was also revealed, which highlights the main lead, Kat, reflecting the demon siblings Wendell and Wild in her eyes. The poster also confirms that the film received a PG-13 rating, meaning it will likely have darker material beyond a standard animated film, but will still be safe for most audiences. Check out the poster and full synopsis below:
From the deliciously wicked minds of Henry Selick and Jordan Peele comes wendell and wild, an animated tale about scheming demon siblings Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele), who enlist the help of tough, guilt-ridden teen Kat Elliot to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure unlike any other, an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death, all told through the handcrafted art of stop motion.
some pictures of wendell and wild has already been released, showing a dark gothic-style fantasy adventure, similar to Selick’s earlier work, particularly coralline Y a nightmare before christmas. A trailer hasn’t been released yet, but it’s sure to come sooner rather than later now that the date has been set, giving viewers a chance to get a better idea of what Selick, Key, and Peele have in store. The new synopsis provides additional information about the story, which sounds good in line with Selick’s previous work, but with a new comedic twist.
Fans have been eager to see something new from Selick since 2009. corallineY wendell and wild seems like the perfect follow up. It’s Selick’s first project with Netflix, and the streaming platform seems to have provided the creative support needed to make something extraordinary and uncompromising. A PG-13 rating is a promising sign, as it suggests Selick didn’t have to cut corners to adhere to a cheesy or youthful tone, allowing him to wendell and wild have an edge over the standard animated fare that traditionally dominates the market.