Netflix has teased a 2022 release date for an upcoming stop-motion animation “Wendell & Wild” from writer/director Henry Selick (“Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Coraline”) and writer Jordan Peele (“Key & Peele”, “Get Out”). The project has been ongoing for the last five years with voice stars Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key having recorded their parts in 2019. The animation from Monkeypaw has taken a bit longer due to remote working through the Covid-19 pandemic.
The film follows two demon brothers (voiced by Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele) who escape the Underworld and find themselves in a town where they must evade a demon-duster teenager, Kat, who is trying to destroy them. You can see a short teaser below which doesn’t give much away but gives you a look at the overall style.
You can also head over to katsboombox.com for a playlist of Afro punk tracks by Sate, Big Joanie, Nafets, Bad Brains, Death, and more with Wendell and Wild occasionally making an appearance.
From the 🧠s behind CORALINE & GET OUT, meet WENDELL & WILD (Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele), the hellishly funny demons of a teen named Kat.
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) October 28, 2021