After Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE underperformed, it seemed as though Hollywood was turning its back on stop-motion animation. The fact that film was in black & white wasn’t even considered as being a reason for its poor box office, but both Guillermo Del Toro’s PINOCCHIO and Henry Selick’s THE SHADOW KING were quickly dropped by their respective production companies. But never fear my clay loving friends, for THE SHADOW KING was given new life by K5 International and producer Josh Penn, and just to fully announce the revitalisation of this project here is the first promotional image and the voice cast.

  • Jaden Betts as Hap
  • Pamela Adlon as Richard
  • Brendan Gleeson as Darce
  • Jeffrey Tambor as Cuzzie Bell
  • Catherine O’Hara as Miss Fern

Sounds like a great vocal cast to me, and I hear that’s pretty important in an animated film. Selick is most known for directing the animated films THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, and CORALINE. THE SHADOW KING follows a boy with freakishly long fingers who is embarrassed by his gift, but makes awesome shadow creations that can come alive.

The Shadow King Henry Selick

Source: Bleeding Cool