Wendell and Wild: What we know so far about the Netflix Animated Movie

Wendell and Wild
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A horror movie involving two devilish brothers and their teenage archnemesis? Read on to find out more about Wendell and Wild.

Wendell and Wild is an upcoming animated horror-comedy movie directed by Henry Selick, from a script written by Selick and Jordon Peele and based on an unpublished book by Selick and Clay McLeod Chapman. The film revolves around two demon brothers, Wendell and Wild, who enlist the help of a “tough teen” to summon them to the “land of the living”.

The film was announced way back in 2015, and recently, Peele has collaborated with Netflix to release the movie, and we must say, it is a brilliant move as the film will get millions of views and also lessen the risk of the movie being missed by people in theatres.

Here’s everything you need to know about Wendell and Wild.

Wendell and Wild
Credits: Netflix

Wendell and Wild Release Date

Netflix has announced that the movie will release in 2022 on the streamer. The exact date is not available at the moment but the fact that it’s coming this year is enough for us to get excited about this amazing project.

Check out the post below:

Wendell and Wild Trailer

While it’s too early to ask for a trailer, here’s the teaser below:

Kat’s Punk Playlist - Meet Wendell & Wild

Wendell and Wild Plot

The official synopsis reads as follows:

“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 tough 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.”

From the teaser and synopsis, we can conclude that the movie is going to be a dark-themed film that will have brilliant animation, like Selick’s other works. The voice cast is also amazing, and they should do an exceptional job in bringing out the best of the characters.

Wendell and Wild
Credits: Netflix

Wendell and Wild Cast

A complete list of the voice cast for Wendell and Wild was revealed via a promo video in March 2022 that showed the characters along with their voice actors.

Check out the video below:

Wendell & Wild | Cast Reveal ft. Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele | Netflix

The cast for Wendell and Wild is as follows:

  • Keegan-Michael Key as Wendell
  • Jordan Peele as Wild
  • Lyric Ross as Kat
  • Angela Bassett as Sister Helley
  • James Hong as Father Bests
  • Sam Zelaya as Raul
  • Seema Virdi as Sloane
  • Tamara Smart as Siobhan
  • Ramona Young as Sweetie
  • Ving Rhames as Buffalo Belzer
Wendell and Wild
Credits: Netflix

Selick spoke about Peele and Keegan-Micheal Key and how they agreed to share the project at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival (via Variety). He said,

“I reached out to [Peele] and talked about the idea for the project, and meeting and getting to collaborate with him as well as Keegan-Michael Key has been a dream come true for me. ‘Wendell and Wild’ was an old idea for me, and Jordan wanted to come on as more than just voice talent. He wanted to collaborate, to be a producer, to work on story and writing, and the project has changed in so many good ways as a result of working with him.”

Where can I watch Wendell and Wild?

Wendell and Wild will be available to watch on Netflix.