Key and Peele reunite on a Netflix stop-motion film

It’s like Key & Peele but damned.

words by: Alee Kwong
Nov 19, 2021


Imagine Coraline and Get Out in one place. Good, now imagine Key & Peele in that mix too. Weird combination, I know — but it kind of works, right? Comedy fans and spooky fans unite because the minds of Henry Selick, Jordan Peele, and Keegan-Michael Key have come together for Netflix’s new stop-motion film, Wendall and Wild.


Key and Peele will not only star in this claymation film as demonic brothers, but they’ve also written the script alongside Selick. It’s been over a decade since Selick’s (mildly) child-friendly claymation horror film Coraline. Finally, the king of the claymation craft has come out of hiatus to team up with a creative powerhouse duo.


Shot at studios in Portland under remote COVID conditions, the movie is set to debut at an unspecified time in 2022. While the teaser for the film is lacking in context, the film’s synopsis is as follows —


Wendell & Wild’ is an animated feature film from writer/director Henry Selick (‘Nightmare Before Christmas,’ ‘Coraline’) and writer Jordan Peele (‘Key & Peele,’ ‘Get Out’) with Monkeypaw Productions. Two demon brothers (voiced by Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele) escape the Underworld and find themselves in a town where they must evade a demon-duster teenager, Kat, who is trying to destroy them. Peele is also producing through his Monkeypaw company along with Selick and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein from the Gotham Group. Sarah Serata will co-produce. Executive producers are Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw, Peter Principato and Joel Zadak for Principato-Young, Lindsay Williams and Eddie Gamarra for The Gotham Group. Argentinian artist Pablo Lobato will design the characters.


While Selick has been well-established in the horror claymation field, Jordan Peele has just recently seen cinematic success, scoring an Oscar for his screenplay on the 2017 horror film Get Out, which was Peele’s directorial debut. Prior to that, Key and Peele had their own sketch comedy show on Comedy Central. Peele also has the horror/thriller Nope, which he wrote and directed, hitting theaters on July 22, 2022.


Wendell and Wild will premiere on Netflix next year.


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