Wendell & Wild release date, cast, synopsis, photos, teaser and more

A new stop-motion animated film from the wicked minds of Academy Award-nominated director Henry Selick and Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele is coming your way this fall on Netflix! Selick and Peele co-wrote Wendell & Wild alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Henry Selick, and Clay McLeod Chapman.

Not only does the film sound like tons of fun, but it will reunite long-time collaborators Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who you might recall worked together on the comedy series Key and Peele. Emmy Award-winning actor Keegan-Michael Key will play Wendell while Peele will star opposite him as his brother Wild.

Find out everything we know so far about the new film below.

Wendell & Wild synopsis

Here is the official synopsis for the movie, courtesy of Netflix:

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.

Wendell & Wild release date

Originally, Netflix announced that the movie will be released on the platform in October 2022. It looks like they were timing it to be released for the Halloween season, which fits with the movie’s spooky theme. Well, it looks like we were right because Netflix announced that the film will be released on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. However, it will be released in select theaters first starting Oct. 21.

Wendell & Wild cast

We don’t have a trailer to offer yet, but Netflix did release a fun cast reveal video that you can watch here:

Besides Key and Peele, the movie will also star Lyric Ross, Angela Bassett, James Hong, Tamara Smart, Natalie Martinez, Tantoo Cardinal, Gabrielle Dennis, Igal Naor, David Harewood, Maxine Peake, Ramana Young, Sam Zelaya, Seema Virdi, Gary Gatewood and Ving Rhames.

Henry Selick, the mastermind director behind movies like James and the Giant Peach, Coraline and Nightmare Before Christmas, will direct and produce.

Wendell & Wild photos

Take a look at these official production stills from the movie!

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WENDELL & WILD – Raúl (voiced by Sam Zelaya). Cr: Netflix © 2022

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WENDELL & WILD – (L-R) Kat (voiced by Lyric Ross), Sloane (voiced by Seema Virdi), Sweetie (voiced by Ramona Young) and Siobhan (voiced by Tamara Smart). Cr: Netflix © 2022

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WENDELL & WILD – (Center) Sister Daley (voiced by Michele Mariana), Kat (voiced by Lyric Ross), and Sister Chinstrap (voiced by Michele Mariana). Cr: Netflix © 2022

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WENDELL & WILD – (L-R) Father Bests (voiced by James Hong), Kat (voiced by Lyric Ross), and Sister Daley and Sister Chinstrap (voiced by Michele Mariana). Cr: Netflix © 2022


Wendell & Wild teaser

At Netflix Geeked Week 2022, Netflix dropped a sneak peek of the upcoming stop motion film.

Along with the release date announcement on Aug. 30, the streamer dropped another teaser trailer. Check it out below!

Is there a Wendell & Wild trailer?

No. Netflix has not released a trailer for the stop-motion animated movie yet. We should get one by the end of September.

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more updates on Wendell & Wild.

FanSided Entertainment contributed to this report.

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