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Henry Selick

Henry Selick (born November 30, 1952) is an American stop motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline. He studied at the Program in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, under the guidance of Jules Engel.

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Coraline' is Neil Gaiman's book, it sold a lot, it has a big fan base. It was originally conceived t ...

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I was influenced by Ray Harryhausen and Lotte Reiniger, with her twitchy, cutout animation, which I ...

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Morals always sound like cliches, but usually cliches are based on things that are ultimate truths. ...

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Kids love to be scared - there's way to do it right, and ways to do it wrong.

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There's this long tradition of... even 'Where The Wild Things Are,' which many people consider the b ...

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You know, I love stop-motion. I've done almost all the styles of animation: I was a 2D animator. I'v ...

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CG can do anything, but it can't do everything well. What it naturally can do is special effects. Bu ...

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We can still do a stop motion feature for about one-third of what it costs Pixar or DreamWorks or Bl ...

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As a director, I'm not the one animating every frame, every shot. I'm moving around like a surgeon o ...

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If you're drawing humans, it can be detrimental to be too naturalistic, which is like animating litt ...

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Cyclops, that's like this primal fear. I had dreams for years that the Cyclops was a small creature ...

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In all animation, if it's done quickly, you'll know it. And if you're very slow and careful with it, ...

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This Golden Globe nomination is sweet validation for the years of hard work it took to bring Coralin ...

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Making 'Coraline' was one of the great filmmaking experiences of my life.

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I was at Disney for about four years, so I made good friends there. It was a time of not a lot of cr ...

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