Disney Cancels Henry Selick’s Stop Motion Feature

Posted by at 6:49 pm on August 14, 2012

Following the success of his Coraline at Laika, it was announced in 2010 that Henry Selick would be returning to Walt Disney Pictures to develop an original stop-motion feature for the studio. Today, Variety reports that production on the film has now been halted and that the project may now look for a home elsewhere.

Selick, who directed Disney’s perennial hit The Nightmare Before Christmas, also directed James and the Giant Peach for the studio. He’s still slated to develop another Neil Gaiman adaptation in The Graveyard Book, though there’s not yet confirmation on whether or not that film will go a stop-motion or live-action route.

Official details of Selick’s work-in-progress have not been released, but the trade suggests that it has been in production since last summer.

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