Disney puts brakes on Selick’s stop-motion movie

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The Walt Dis­ney Com­pany is not pro­ceed­ing with Henry Selick’s still-untitled stop-motion ani­mated film, crew mem­bers on the project were told Tues­day afternoon.

Known only as “Unti­tled Henry Selick 3-D Project,” it was sched­uled for release Octo­ber 4, 2013. About 150 San Francisco-based artists were ready to com­plete work on the movie, which started shoot­ing last summer.

I’d heard it just wasn’t com­ing together in a man­ner that pleased the stu­dio,” said Dead­line New York writer Mike Fleming.

Despite the project’s scrub­bing, Selick is being allowed to shop the project to other studios.

Other ani­mated films directed by Selick include The Night­mare Before Christ­mas(1993), James And The Giant Peach (1996) and Cora­line(2009).

He still plans to direct an adap­ta­tion of Neil Gaiman’s children’s fan­tasy novel The Grave­yard Book. Dis­ney acquired the award-winning book in April for a prospec­tive film.

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