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- What does Henry do for a living?
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- What are Henry’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Henry married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Henry have any children?
- Where is Henry now?
- How tall is Henry?
- How much money does Henry earn?
- What is Henry’s net worth?
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Who is Henry Selick?
Charles Henry Selick Jr. is an American famous film director, producer, screenwriter, production designer, and animator who is notably known for directing the top-motion animation films, The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Coraline (2009), and Wendell & Wild (2022) with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. Moreover, he is known for his collaborations with voice actor and artist Joe Ranft.
How Old Is Henry Selick?
He is 69 years old as of September 2022, having been born on November 30, 1952, in Glen Ridge New Jersey, U.S. Henry shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Jorge Garay, Emily Skinner, Mychaelade, Ian Hecox, Winston Churchill, and many more.
Henry Selick Family
Who are Henry Selick’s Parents?
He was born to Charles Selick (Father) and Melanie Selick (Mother).
Does Henry Selick have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has siblings or was born as an only child. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Henry Selick Education
He received his high school education a Rumson-Fair Haven High School where he graduated in 1970. After high school, he attended Rutgers University where he studied science and art at Syracuse University and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Later, he enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts to study animation.
Henry Selick Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life, Heather Selick.
Henry Selick Kids
He and his wife Heather have two kids by the names, George Selick and Harry Selick. Both of his kids are actors.
Henry Selick Career
A Career at Disney
After college, he worked for Walt Disney Studios as a “middle man” and apprentice animator in such films as Pete’s Dragon and The Small One. He went on to become a full-fledged animator under Glen Keane on The Fox and the Hound. During his time at Disney, he met and worked around the likes of Andy Gaskill, Brad Bird, Bill Kroyer, Dan Haskett, Ed Gombert, John Musker, Jorgen Klubien, Rick Heinrichs, Sue, and Tim Burton. The latter, he worked with later on the films, The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach. A year later, Henry claimed that he had learned a lot to improve his drawing, animation, and storytelling skills from Disney legend Eric Larson.
His third feature was Monkeybone, a live-action/stop-motion adaptation of an underground comic. However, the film was a flop both commercially and critically. Henry, who animated the fictional sea creatures in Wes Anderson’s, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou signed on as animation director on Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. However, Henry left the project in February 2006, to work on Coraline for Laika.
A Career at Coraline (2009)
His first feature with Laika was Coraline based on the novel Coraline by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman and released in 2009. This became the first stereoscopic stop-motion animated film. Moreover, the film generally received positive reviews from critics. And Coraline was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe, all for Best Animated Feature.
A Career working with Pixar
In 2009, he left Laika. And in 2010, he joined Pixar and The Walt Disney Company in a long-term contract to exclusively produce stop-motion films. This not only returned Henry to his original roots but also reunited Henry with numerous former friends and co-animators. On October 4, 013, he and Cinderbiter’s first film under this deal, a project called, ShadeMaker was set to be released. In 2011, the film was green-lit for production and retitled, The Shadow King. It was reported in August 2012, that after spending a reported $50 million, Walt Disney Pictures canceled the project.
This was due to ” a creative and scheduling standpoint. Moreover, it was announced on April 28, 2012, that Disney had optioned the rights for Neil Gaiman’s novel, The Graveyard Book. Later the same day, it was announced that he would direct the film after work was completed on ShadeMaker. In January 2013, it was announced that Ron Howard would direct the film. It was reported in February 2013, in a press release by Henry that K5 International would be handling sales at the European Film Market. Henry then announced on October 16, 2013, a live-action film adaptation of Adam Gidwitz’s children’s novel A Tale Dark and Grimm.
A Career at Wendel & Wild (2022) and present Work
It was reported on November 3, 2015, that Henry was developing Wendell& Wild. This is a new stop-motion feature with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michale Key based on an original story by Henry. The film was picked up by Netflix in 2018. Moreover, the film is scheduled to be released on Netflix on October 28, 2022. Henry was reported in June 2017, to direct the pilot and subsequent episodes of a Little Nightmares TV adaptation produced by the Russo brothers.
Henry Selick Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 3inches (1.91m) and a weight of 85kg (187lbs).
Henry Selick’s Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not mentioned on the internet but has an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million.