Sunday, December 19, 2004

Henry Selick: Stop-Motion Animator

Henry Selick PhotoThe brilliant mind and talent behind the stop-motion animation of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Monkeybone, and the upcoming Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride, continues his painstaking efforts on The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. If there's one person that is persistent in his efforts where other would give up, Selick is that individual.

The Hollywood Reporter gives us an update on what he's up to including his role as Supervising Director at Vinton Studios in Portland, Oregon.

In another interview at Animation World Network, Selick tells tales of the vibrant sea creatures animated in The Life Aquatic, the in-production Moongirl, and design work in the upcoming Coraline based on a Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean graphic novel. features a lengthy interview where Henry talks about Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, and his experience working on Coraline.

Digital Media FX also has a great article on Selick and his past efforts.

Edit: Actually, it appears that Henry Selick is in fact, not attached to Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride. I did mean to remove it from his current project list. Thanks to Ward for the reminder.

Purchase links:

Purchase The Nightmare Before Christmas DVD at
Purchase James and the Giant Peach DVD at

1 comment:

Ward Jenkins said...

I'm not sure that Selick is attached to Corpse Bride. Tim is co-directing it with Mike Johnson. Thanks for all the cool links on Henry. He's an incredible talent. Very unique, too.