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First Look At Henry Selick’s Stop-Motion Animated ‘The Shadow King’!

Just the other day it was announced that The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick would be taking his stop-motion animated The Shadow King to the EFM to get the project financed.

Website Bleeding Cool not only scored the Berlin sales poster, but also learned of the film’s voice cast: Jaden Betts as Hap; Pamela Adlon as Richard; Brendan Gleeson as Darce; Jeffrey Tambor as Cuzzie Bell; and Catherine O’Hara as Miss Fern.

In addition, here’s the official market synopsis: “The Shadow King is a deliciously magical tale about nine-year-old New York orphan Hap who hides his fantastically weird hands with long fingers from a cruel world. But when a living shadow girl teaches him to make amazing hand shadows that come to life, his hands become incredible weapons in a shadow war against a ravenous monster bent on killing Hap’s brother Richard and ultimately destroying New York.



  • MyScaryHalloween

    Henry Selick can do almost no wrong and it will be interesting to see him direct his own original story. And The Shadow King sounds like a perfect companion piece to Coraline. Let’s hope he gets the financing to finish it. It’s a long-shot since audiences prefer computer animation, but stop-motion animation is a remarkable art with an incredible depth and tangible life that no computer can replicate.

    It’s also disappointing that The Graveyard Book will not come to fruition as his macabre style is perfect for it. Will a live-action Ron Howard flick be able to truly capture the wild imagination of Neil Gaiman’s book?

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