The long-awaited stop-motion film, from Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, tells the tale of scheming demon brothers summoned to the Land of the Living; film debuts on the streamer next month.
Netflix has just shared a teaser trailer and images from Henry Selick and Jordan Peele’s stop-motion animated comedy, Wendell & Wild, set to hit the streamer on October 28, just in time for Halloween.
The film tells the story of scheming demon brothers Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele), who enlist the aid of 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.
The voice cast features Key; Peele; Lyric Ross; Angela Bassett; James Hong; Tamara Smart; Natalie Martinez; Tantoo Cardinal; Igal Naor; Gary Gatewood; Gabrielle Dennis; David Harewood; Maxine Peake; Ramona Young; Sam Zelaya; Seema Virdi; and Ving Rhames.
Written by Selick and Peel, the film is directed by Selick, who also serves as producer. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein produces for The Gotham Group, with Peele and Win Rosenfeld producing for Monkeypaw. Executive producers include Lindsay Williams and Eddie Gamarra for The Gotham Group, and Kamil Oshundara and Ian Cooper for Monkeypaw. Music by is by Academy Award nominee Bruno Coulais (Les Choristes).
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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.