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Netflix Drops ‘Wendell & Wild’ Video Cast Announcement

Henry Selick and Jordan Peele’s stop-motion animated tale about demon brothers summoned to the Land of the Living debuts Fall 2022; the star-studded voice cast includes Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Angela Bassett, and James Hong.

Netflix just announced the cast for Wendell & Wild, the stop-motion animated film from Academy Award-nominee Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas) and his co-writer, Academy Award winner Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us). The movie stars Peele as Wendell and Emmy award-winning Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele) as Wild. The movie hits the streamer globally in Fall 2022.

Netflix describes Wendell & Wild as an animated tale about scheming demon brothers Wendell and Wild who enlist the aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliot, a tough teen with a load of guilt, to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure like no other; an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death, all told through the handmade artistry of stop motion.

Check out the video cast announcement of the all-star line-up:

The complete cast includes:

  • Lyric Ross (This Is Us)
  • Angela Bassett (Black Panther)
  • James Hong (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Tamara Smart (A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting)
  • Natalie Martinez (The Twilight Zone)
  • Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves)
  • Gabrielle Dennis
  • Igal Naor
  • David Harewood
  • Maxine Peake
  • Ramona Young (Never Have I Ever)
  • Sam Zelaya
  • Seema Virdi
  • Gary Gatewood
  • Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction).  

The film is produced and directed by Selick with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein producing for The Gotham Group. Peele and Win Rosenfeld produce for Monkeypaw. Executive producers include Lindsay Williams and Eddie Gamarra for The Gotham Group, Kamil Oshundara, Ian Cooper for Monkeypaw. Music by is by Academy Award nominee Bruno Coulais (Les Choristes).

Source: Netflix

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