The devil is in the details and this can’t be truer in a stop-motion animated film.
Wendell and Wild is the brand new horror-themed animated film that will release on Netflix in 2022. Coming from the combined geniuses of Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, the film is already receiving much excitement and buildup from fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Key and Peele combined. Wendell and Wild follow two devil brothers who are conspiring to be summoned into the world of the living. They made a deal with a young girl but they may have bitten off much more than they can chew.
Netflix spared no expense for this animated film, so we are excited to watch the whole movie. Without further ado, here is everything we know about the animated film, Wendell and Wild.
Table of Contents
- Wendell and Wild Release Date: When Will the Netflix’s Animated Movie Come Out?
- Wendell and Wild Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Film?
- Wendell and Wild Crew: Who are the Creative Minds Behind the Scenes of the Animation?
- Wendell and Wild Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Animated Film?
- Wendell and Wild Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Wendell and Wild ?
- Where to Watch Wendell and Wild : Where Can I Watch the Animated Movie?
Wendell and Wild Release Date: When Will the Netflix’s Animated Movie Come Out?
Wendell and Wild will be released on October 28, 2022.
Wendell and Wild was part of Netflix’s Geeked Week in June 2022.
On August 30, the official Twitter account of Netflix Geeked posted a short video of all the horrors we will be treated with when Wendell and Wild premieres.
Wendell and Wild Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Film?
Comedy legends Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who first worked together in creating a comedy sketch series on Comedy Central called Key & Peele, will reunite to re-invent their signature humor for Wendell and Wild. Playing as the two titular characters, with Key playing Wendell and Peele playing Wild, we are surely in for a hilarious treat.
They are joined by Lyric Ross, who plays Kat Elliot, the young girl who strikes a deal with the demon brothers. We will also see Angela Basset as Sister Helley and James Hong as Father Bests.
The rest of the cast includes Sam Zelaya as Raul, Ving Rhames as Buffalo Belzer, and Seema Virdi, Tamara Smart, and Ramona Young playing Sloane, Siobhan, and Sweetie, respectively.
Wendell and Wild Crew: Who are the Creative Minds Behind the Scenes of the Animation?
Oscar Nominee Henry Selick, who is perhaps best known for The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, wrote the script for Wendell and Wild with Jordan Peele, now a renowned director with another upcoming movie called Nope. When the animated film was first announced in 2015, the project was not connected to Netflix yet, but the streaming service picked up the film sometime after.
When Selick gave a tour for Polygon, he shared that he has 'through hell and back' during the production of Wendell and Wild.
Argentinian artist Pablo Lobato designed the characters of the film. Wendell and Wild will be produced by Peele, Selick, and The Gotham Group.
Wendell and Wild Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Animated Film?
Wendell and Wild tells the story of two demon brothers who made a deal with Kat Elliot. Kat is an angsty teenage girl who carries a lot of guilt with her while working as the acolyte to Sister Helley, a nun who works to bust demons with a vengeance. So far, this is all we know about the movie, but with Selick directing the film and Peele lending a hand in writing the script, we can ensure that Wendell and Wild will be spooky, witty, and full of hilarity.
Netflix released the official synopsis for the film:
From the delightfully wicked minds of Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, comes Wendell & Wild, an animated tale about scheming demon brothers Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele) – who enlist the aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliot – a touh teen with a load of guilt – to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure like no other, an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death, all told through the handmade artistry of stop motion.
Wendell and Wild Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Wendell and Wild?
The official trailer for Wendell and Wild was released on October 10, 2022, a couple of weeks before the animated film will be released. In it, we see a deeper story behind Kat's connection to the demon brothers. Watch the full official trailer here:
Netflix 2022 Movie Premiere
Wendel and Wild was part of Netflix’s 2022 Movie Premiere. The streaming site’s movie premiere includes other movies that will debut on the streaming site this year such as The Gray Man, Day Shift, The School for Good and Evil, Spiderhead, The Mother, and The Sea Beast. You can watch the Movie Premiere video here:
Meanwhile, one ongoing promotional campaign Wendell and Wild has been doing is posting an animated video featuring Kat’s boombox. The boombox plays five punk rock songs from Kat’s playlist: “Warrior” by Sate, “Fall Asleep” by Big Joanie, “Freaking Out” by Death, “Saltwater Sky” by Nafets (which is an unreleased track), and “How Low Can A Punk Get” by Bad Brains.
If you want to listen and rock out with Kat, here is the link to her playlist.
Wendell and Wild Sneak Peek
Netflix released a sneak peek for Wendell and Wild on June 8th. In the video, we see Kat sliding into action and finding a suspicious Bearzabub.
Wendell and Wild Official Teaser
The official teaser for Netflix's Halloween release, Wendell and Wild, came out on September 6. It showed Kat being forced to face her demons - demons who have names.
Where to Watch Wendell and Wild: Where Can I Watch the Animated Movie?
You can watch Wendell and Wild on Netflix once the animated film is released by October 2022. You can watch other shows on the streaming service like Bridgerton, Lincoln Lawyer, Peaky Blinders, and The Gray Man.
Wendell and Wild takes a new spin on making a deal with the devil. Peele’s ingenious comedic writing style coupled with Selick’s unique way of storytelling will be a treat to watch for audiences of all ages. Now that its October, we get to deep dive into all of the spooky stuff for Halloween, especially Wendell and Wild.
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