Henry Selick

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Henry Selick (born November 30, 1952) is an American stop motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline. He studied at the Program in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, under the guidance of Jules Engel. Description above from the Wikipedia article Henry Selick, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

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When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Joanna Lumley  •  Miriam Margolyes  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Richard Dreyfuss

When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Joanna Lumley  •  Miriam Margolyes  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Richard Dreyfuss

Monkeybone (2001)

After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu Miley (Fraser) into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilariously horny alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and escapes to wreak havoc on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Bridget Fonda  •  John Turturro  •  Chris Kattan

After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu Miley (Fraser) into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilariously horny alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and escapes to wreak havoc on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Bridget Fonda  •  John Turturro  •  Chris Kattan

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Danny Elfman  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  William Hickey

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Danny Elfman  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  William Hickey

Coraline (2009)

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When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Jennifer Saunders  •  Dawn French

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Jennifer Saunders  •  Dawn French

The Shadow King

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Jaden Betts  •  Pamela Adlon  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Jeffrey Tambor

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Jaden Betts  •  Pamela Adlon  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Jeffrey Tambor

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

There’s only one person who so accurately personifies movie magic in the history of film, and that man is special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen. Focusing on the man behind the landmark effects on films like Clash Of The Titans, One Million Years B.C., Jason And ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles Penso
CAST:  Ray Harryhausen  •  Peter Jackson  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Tim Burton

There’s only one person who so accurately personifies movie magic in the history of film, and that man is special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen. Focusing on the man behind the landmark effects on films like Clash Of The Titans, One Million Years B.C., Jason And ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles Penso
CAST:  Ray Harryhausen  •  Peter Jackson  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Tim Burton

The Harryhausen Chronicles (1998)

As an actor, director and producer, Ray Harryhausen has been a vibrant figure in Hollywood, working on everything from family films to mind-bending sci-fi. But his true genius lay in the creation of special effects for movies such as Mighty Joe Young and It Came ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Schickel
CAST:  Leonard Nimoy  •  Ray Bradbury  •  Tom Hanks  •  Ray Harryhausen

As an actor, director and producer, Ray Harryhausen has been a vibrant figure in Hollywood, working on everything from family films to mind-bending sci-fi. But his true genius lay in the creation of special effects for movies such as Mighty Joe Young and It Came ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Schickel
CAST:  Leonard Nimoy  •  Ray Bradbury  •  Tom Hanks  •  Ray Harryhausen

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Hahn
CAST:  Peter Schneider  •  Rob Minkoff  •  Jeffrey Katzenberg  •  Glen Keane

By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Hahn
CAST:  Peter Schneider  •  Rob Minkoff  •  Jeffrey Katzenberg  •  Glen Keane

The Animagic World of Rankin/Bass (2018)

An all-new documentary celebrating the legacy of the holiday specials created by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass including interviews with filmmakers and historians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Graham Annable  •  Jerry Beck  •  Chris Butler  •  Mark Caballero

An all-new documentary celebrating the legacy of the holiday specials created by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass including interviews with filmmakers and historians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  Graham Annable  •  Jerry Beck  •  Chris Butler  •  Mark Caballero

Seepage (1981)

"Marlborough" and "The Arab", lounging on the pool terrace, are alienated characters in some future time, living in a world where art work comes to life, phones continuously ring, televisions hum all night, and smog seeps into their brains.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Susan Jane Tanner  •  Henry Joseph  •  Alexander Norman

"Marlborough" and "The Arab", lounging on the pool terrace, are alienated characters in some future time, living in a world where art work comes to life, phones continuously ring, televisions hum all night, and smog seeps into their brains.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Susan Jane Tanner  •  Henry Joseph  •  Alexander Norman

Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions (1991)

Nightmarish pilot about Robert Potemkin, a man with deformed back, who lives in the attic of his family's house. One night, his siamese sisters plan a prank on him, but sentient lizards send him to a parallel world to save photo-people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Mark Steger  •  Hannah Sim

Nightmarish pilot about Robert Potemkin, a man with deformed back, who lives in the attic of his family's house. One night, his siamese sisters plan a prank on him, but sentient lizards send him to a parallel world to save photo-people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Mark Steger  •  Hannah Sim

On the Set: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2005)

A making-of featurette for Wes Anderson's 2004 film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Sliney
CAST:  Wes Anderson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Anjelica Huston

A making-of featurette for Wes Anderson's 2004 film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Sliney
CAST:  Wes Anderson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Anjelica Huston

Moongirl (2005)

Leon is night fishing on the bayou, catching fireflies in a jar under a big round orange moon - it's that kind of a film - when the light dims and he tells his pet chipmunk, "Somethin's up, Earl." Sure is - a massive catfish made out of the stars transports him, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Avrielle Corti  •  Zack Shada  •  Henry Selick

Leon is night fishing on the bayou, catching fireflies in a jar under a big round orange moon - it's that kind of a film - when the light dims and he tells his pet chipmunk, "Somethin's up, Earl." Sure is - a massive catfish made out of the stars transports him, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Avrielle Corti  •  Zack Shada  •  Henry Selick

Tube Tales (1975)

An animated parody of television commercials and the television audience.  (more)

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An animated parody of television commercials and the television audience.  (more)

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Phases (1977)

A walking figure emerges from a changing, circular cycle; his inner self emerges and precipitats a series of violent struggles with himself, adapting various animal forms along the way.  (more)

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A walking figure emerges from a changing, circular cycle; his inner self emerges and precipitats a series of violent struggles with himself, adapting various animal forms along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
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Wendell & Wild

Two demon brothers face off against a nun and a pair of goth teens in order to earn their way out of hell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Jordan Peele  •  Keegan-Michael Key  •  Lyric Ross  •  Angela Bassett

Two demon brothers face off against a nun and a pair of goth teens in order to earn their way out of hell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Jordan Peele  •  Keegan-Michael Key  •  Lyric Ross  •  Angela Bassett

Coraline: The Making of 'Coraline' (2009)

A look at the complexities and intricacies of making the 2009 stop motion animation film Coraline.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laura Gross
CAST:  Henry Selick  •  Neil Gaiman  •  Maddy Gaiman  •  Tom Proost

A look at the complexities and intricacies of making the 2009 stop motion animation film Coraline.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laura Gross
CAST:  Henry Selick  •  Neil Gaiman  •  Maddy Gaiman  •  Tom Proost

Coraline: Creepy Coraline (2009)

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Henry Selick  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laura Gross
CAST:  Henry Selick  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Julianna Cox

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Henry Selick  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laura Gross
CAST:  Henry Selick  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Julianna Cox