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Henry Selick is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Co-Producer American born on 30 november 1952 at Glen Ridge (USA)

Henry Selick

Henry Selick
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Nationality USA
Birth 30 november 1952 (66 years) at Glen Ridge (USA)

Henry Selick (born November 30, 1952) is an American stop motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline. He studied at the Program in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, under the guidance of Jules Engel.

Biography

En avril 2012, les studios américains Walt Disney annoncent avoir acquis les droits d'adaptation cinématographique du roman L’Étrange vie de Nobody Owens de Neil Gaiman ; peu après, le nom d'Henry Selick est annoncé pour la réalisation d'un long-métrage.

Best films

Coraline (2009)
(Director)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
(Director)

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Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(3 films)
Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(2 films)
Guionne Leroy
Guionne Leroy
(2 films)
Sam Hamm
Sam Hamm
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Henry Selick (7 films)

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Actor

Waking Sleeping Beauty, 1h26
Directed by Don Hahn
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Roy E. Disney, Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Frank Wells, Howard Ashman, Steven Spielberg
Rating76% 3.8434353.8434353.8434353.8434353.843435
The film covers the fall and rebirth of Disney's animation division, the effects the new corporate team of Michael Eisner, Frank Wells, and Jeffrey Katzenberg had on the division, the competition with Don Bluth's animation studio, the pivotal roles of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the CAPS system, the introduction of the home video format, and the new-found success the studio had from 1989-1999.
Moongirl
Moongirl (2005)
, 9minutes
Directed by Henry Selick
Origin USA
Themes Children's films
Actors Henry Selick
Roles Gargaloons

Leon, a young boy is out fishing at night when the moon goes dark. He is magically transported to the moon, where he meets Moongirl, who he helps try to fix the moon.

Director

Coraline
Coraline (2009)
, 1h40
Directed by Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, Ian McShane
Rating76% 3.8482453.8482453.8482453.8482453.848245
Hands made of needles re-make a doll to resemble an 11-year-old Coraline Jones. A little later, Coraline and her family move from Pontiac, Michigan to the Pink Palace Apartments in Bandon, Oregon, which is also occupied by retired actresses Ms. Spink and Forcible, and eccentric Russian acrobat Mr. Bobinsky, who claims to be training a mouse circus. Coraline's parents work for a garden catalog and are often too busy to pay attention to her.
Moongirl
Moongirl (2005)
, 9minutes
Directed by Henry Selick
Origin USA
Themes Children's films
Actors Henry Selick

Leon, a young boy is out fishing at night when the moon goes dark. He is magically transported to the moon, where he meets Moongirl, who he helps try to fix the moon.
Monkeybone
Monkeybone (2001)
, 1h32
Directed by Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, Chris Kattan, Whoopi Goldberg, Rose McGowan, Giancarlo Esposito
Rating46% 2.349722.349722.349722.349722.34972
Stu Miley is a disillusioned cartoonist whose comic strip features a rascal monkey named Monkeybone. Stu is in love with a sleep institute worker named Dr. Julie McElroy, who helped him deal with his terrible nightmares by changing his drawing hand. One night, Stu crashes his car after accidentally activating an inflatable Monkeybone raft, causing him to fall into a coma.
James and the Giant Peach, 1h19
Directed by Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about children, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Simon Callow, Paul Terry, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Jane Leeves, Miriam Margolyes
Rating66% 3.348233.348233.348233.348233.34823
James Henry Trotter is a young boy who lives with his parents by the sea in England. On James' birthday, they plan to go to New York City and visit the Empire State Building, the tallest building in the world. However, before that happens, his parents are killed by a ghostly rhinoceros from the sky and James finds himself living with his two neglectful and cruel aunts, Spiker and Sponge.
The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1h16
Directed by Tim Burton, Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Horror, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Patrick Stewart, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix
Rating79% 3.998273.998273.998273.998273.99827
The story starts in a forest called Holiday Woods with seven trees containing doors leading to towns representing various holidays: Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween and the Fourth of July. Halloween Town is a fantasy world filled with citizens such as deformed monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, vampires, werewolves and witches. Jack Skellington, a skeleton known as The Pumpkin King, leads them in organizing the annual Halloween holiday. However, in a monologue, Jack reveals he has grown weary of the same routine year after year, and wants something more. Wandering dejectedly in the woods, he stumbles across the seven holiday doors and accidentally opens a portal to Christmas Town, whose residents are charged with organizing the annual Christmas holiday. Impressed by the bright and cheery feeling and style of Christmas, Jack presents his findings and his understanding of Christmas, to the Halloween Town residents. However, they fail to grasp his meaning and compare everything to their ideas of Halloween, although there is one Christmas character they can relate to: the fearsome lobster-like king of Christmas Town who flies at night, named "Sandy Claws". Meanwhile, Jack who barely understands Christmas himself, obsessively tries to study the holiday but fails to grasp any further meaning of it. He ultimately decides that since he cannot understand it, he should improve it, and announces that the citizens of Halloween Town will take over Christmas this year.

Scriptwriter

Coraline
Coraline (2009)
, 1h40
Directed by Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, Ian McShane
Rating76% 3.8482453.8482453.8482453.8482453.848245
Hands made of needles re-make a doll to resemble an 11-year-old Coraline Jones. A little later, Coraline and her family move from Pontiac, Michigan to the Pink Palace Apartments in Bandon, Oregon, which is also occupied by retired actresses Ms. Spink and Forcible, and eccentric Russian acrobat Mr. Bobinsky, who claims to be training a mouse circus. Coraline's parents work for a garden catalog and are often too busy to pay attention to her.
Return to Oz, 1h53
Directed by Walter Murch
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Witches in film, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Brian Henson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie, Seán Barrett
Roles Storyboard
Rating67% 3.398783.398783.398783.398783.39878
In October 1899, six months after returning home from the Land of Oz, Dorothy Gale has become melancholic. Her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry take her to Dr. Worley, known for his electrotherapy treatments, and leave her under the care of Nurse Wilson. During a thunderstorm, the lab suffers a blackout and Dorothy is saved by a mysterious girl. They escape with Nurse Wilson in pursuit, and fall into a river. Dorothy clambers aboard a chicken coop, but the other girl appears to have vanished underwater.

Producer

Coraline
Coraline (2009)
, 1h40
Directed by Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, Ian McShane
Roles Producer
Rating76% 3.8482453.8482453.8482453.8482453.848245
Hands made of needles re-make a doll to resemble an 11-year-old Coraline Jones. A little later, Coraline and her family move from Pontiac, Michigan to the Pink Palace Apartments in Bandon, Oregon, which is also occupied by retired actresses Ms. Spink and Forcible, and eccentric Russian acrobat Mr. Bobinsky, who claims to be training a mouse circus. Coraline's parents work for a garden catalog and are often too busy to pay attention to her.
Monkeybone
Monkeybone (2001)
, 1h32
Directed by Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, Chris Kattan, Whoopi Goldberg, Rose McGowan, Giancarlo Esposito
Roles Executive Producer
Rating46% 2.349722.349722.349722.349722.34972
Stu Miley is a disillusioned cartoonist whose comic strip features a rascal monkey named Monkeybone. Stu is in love with a sleep institute worker named Dr. Julie McElroy, who helped him deal with his terrible nightmares by changing his drawing hand. One night, Stu crashes his car after accidentally activating an inflatable Monkeybone raft, causing him to fall into a coma.
James and the Giant Peach, 1h19
Directed by Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about children, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Simon Callow, Paul Terry, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Jane Leeves, Miriam Margolyes
Roles Co-Producer
Rating66% 3.348233.348233.348233.348233.34823
James Henry Trotter is a young boy who lives with his parents by the sea in England. On James' birthday, they plan to go to New York City and visit the Empire State Building, the tallest building in the world. However, before that happens, his parents are killed by a ghostly rhinoceros from the sky and James finds himself living with his two neglectful and cruel aunts, Spiker and Sponge.