Stop-motion pioneer Henry Selick presents Netflix’s “Wendell & Wild” at VIEW Conference 2022 – receives VIEW Visionary Award
September 26, 2022

Stop-motion pioneer Henry Selick presents Netflix’s “Wendell & Wild” at VIEW Conference 2022 – receives VIEW Visionary Award

VIEW Conference is excited to announce the participation of stop-motion filmmaker and pioneer Henry Selick at this year’s conference. In a special presentation the acclaimed director, who in 2010 was nominated for an Academy Award for Coraline, lifts the lid on Wendell & Wild, his new animated feature for Netflix, in which two demons team up with a teenage punk rocker and abandon the Underworld for the Land of the Living. Wendell & Wild streams on Netflix from October 28, 2022.
Furthermore, VIEW Conference is delighted to confirm that Henry Selick is this year’s recipient of the coveted VIEW Visionary Award, which recognizes those visionaries who have consistently advanced the state of the art in their chosen field. This year’s award will be presented at VIEW Conference 2022 in October, in celebration of Selick’s remarkable career and groundbreaking contributions to the art and craft of stop-motion animation.

“Henry Selick is a true artist and a visionary filmmaker,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “He has an uncanny ability to draw out our secret dreams and transform them into something unforgettable. His films are dark, beautiful, rich in symbolism, and filled with the most gorgeous imagery. I am thrilled to welcome him to VIEW Conference 2022, and especially delighted to honor his achievements by presenting him with this year’s VIEW Visionary Award.”

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Previous recipients of the VIEW Visionary Award include Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren, Oscar-nominated animated feature director Nora Twomey, Oscar-winning Pixar designer/director Ralph Eggleston and Oscar-winning cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins.

About Henry Selick
Henry Selick is the creative force behind the award-winning animated films Coraline – Laika’s first and still most successful feature – which he wrote, directed, and co-produced; the iconic The Nightmare Before Christmas, which he directed for producer Tim Burton and Disney; and the stunning James and the Giant Peach, which he directed for Disney. And now, in 2022, Selick has just completed his latest stop-motion project, Wendell & Wild, for Netflix Animation. The film, based on his original story, was co-written and co-produced with Jordan Peele, who voices one of the titular characters along with Keegan Michael Key. Selick says his fantastical, scary, funny films are intended for “brave children of all ages” and believes that stop-motion, the oldest form of animation and his chosen technique, is the most magical and timeless.

About VIEW Conference
The international VIEW Conference brings together industry professionals, thought leaders, students and enthusiasts not only to share and celebrate the latest achievements in Animation, VFX and Games, but also to share their visions of the future. The conference’s vibrant and inclusive atmosphere is designed to enlighten and inspire, with an extensive live program of talks, presentations, workshops and masterclasses embracing cutting-edge thinking on such diverse topics as Storytelling, Virtual Production, Computer Graphics, Interactive & Immersive Media, VR/AR/Mixed Reality and the Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence, Real-Time Rendering and much, much more.

An English language event, VIEW Conference 2022 takes place from October 16 to 21 in the beautiful baroque city of Torino, Italy, at the futuristic OGR venue. The conference is thrilled to confirm that this year the majority of the speakers will be attending in person, and they encourage all those who are able to join them in Torino for this unrivaled opportunity to soak up the atmosphere and meet their heroes and mentors. Meanwhile, full online access enables a global audience to enjoy the entire conference via exclusive livestream.

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