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Wendell & Wild

October 28, 2022
1hr 46min
Status: released

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Wendell & Wild Movie Details:

Movie NameWendell & Wild
Based onWendell & Wild (unpublished) by Henry Selick and Clay McLeod Chapman
Country Animated, Horror, Comedy
Language English
GenreAnimated, horror, Comedy
Release DateSeptember 11, 2022 (TIFF)
October 21, 2022 (United States)
October 28, 2022 (Netflix)
Running Time1hr 46min
Age ratingAnimated, Horror, Comedy
CastKeegan-Michael Key
Jordan Peele
Angela Bassett
Lyric Ross
Ving Rhames
James Hong
Directed by Henry Selick
Screenplay byHenry Selick
Jordan Peele
Produced byHenry Selick
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
Jordan Peele
Win Rosenfeld
Cinematography by Peter Sorg
Edited by Mandy Hutchings
Jason Hooper
Music byBruno Coulais
Production CompanyNetflix Animation
Monkeypaw Productions
Gotham Group
Distributor Netflix

Wendell & Wild Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Keegan-Michael Key as Wendell
  • Jordan Peele as Wild
  • Lyric Ross as Katherine “Kat” Koniqua Elliot
  • Serelle Strickland as Young Kat
  • Angela Bassett as Sister Helley
  • James Hong as Father Level Bests
  • Ving Rhames as Buffalo Belzer
  • Sam Zelaya as Raúl Cocolotl
  • Tamara Smart as Siobhan Klaxon
  • Gary Gatewood as Delroy Elliot
  • Gabrielle Dennis as Wilma Elliot
  • Maxine Peake as Irmgard Klaxon
  • David Harewood as Lane Klaxon
  • Igal Naor as Manberg
  • Seema Virdi as Sloane
  • Ramona Young as Sweetie
  • Natalie Martinez as Marianna Cocolotl
  • Tantoo Cardinal as Ms. Hunter
  • Michele Mariana as Sister Daley / Sister Chinstrap
  • Phoebe Lamont as Bearzebub
  • Nick E. Tarabay as Fawzi
  • Joe Tran as Dr. Ngo
  • Caroline Crawford as Cassandra & Sukie Jordan


Two scheming demon brothers, Wendell and Wild (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele), enlist the aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliot (Lyric Ross) to summon them to the Land of the Living.

About Wendell & Wild Movie:

  • The film is based on Henry Selick’s and Clay McLeod Chapman’s unpublished book of the same name.
  • This was Henry Selick’s first feature film since Coraline (2009).
  • On November 3, 2015, it was reported that Henry Selick was developing Wendell & Wild, a new stop-motion feature with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
  • The distributor rights were picked up by Netflix in March 2018. Other voice casts were confirmed in March 2022.
  • Production was done remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, with filming taking place in Portland, Oregon.
  • It is the second director Henry Selick’s film to be rated PG-13 by the MPA, after Monkeybone (2001).
  • The film is dedicated to Mark Musumeci, an electricity consultant who worked on almost all of Selick’s previous stop-motion features since The Nightmare Before Christmas, who died during production.
  • Wendell & Wild premiered at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2022, was released in select cinemas on October 21, 2022, and made its streaming release on Netflix on October 28, 2022.
  • The film received generally positive reviews from critics who welcomed Selick’s return and praised its stop-motion animation and characters but criticized its screenplay.