Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael-Key are two of the funniest people alive. They were the best part of the waning years of MADtv and delivered some of the most innovative sketch comedy over five seasons of Key & Peele. But since the latter ended, they haven't collaborated. Peele has been busy winning Oscars and becoming a box office draw for his masterful horror movies. Key has simply been a working actor, with a lot of voice work and roles in ensemble comedies like Friends from College and Reboot. But this dynamic duo is back together for this dark animated feature.
The two voice the titular characters, mischievous demons who try to use Kat (Lyric Ross from This Is Us) to move into the real world. This project marks the first feature from the great Henry Selick since 2009's Coraline. The master of stop-motion features has had a lot of unrealized projects in the years since, including a canceled deal at Pixar. While Selick has often gone unsung as a filmmaker - partly because Tim Burton's name appears above the title in The Nightmare Before Christmas - his return to feature films is cause for celebration. He'll likely be a nominee for Best Animated Feature again. This could be the rare year a non-Disney film wins.
Wendell & Wild streams exclusively on Netflix on Friday, October 28.