Last year was a rough time for acclaimed stop-motion animation director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline), who dropped out from directing a 3D stop-motion treatment of Coraline author Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel The Graveyard Book – now being envisioned as a live-action adaptation with Ron Howard potentially at the helm – and was thereafter unable to gain funding for his original stop-motion project The Shadow King (originally, ShadeMaker), even from the lauded animation studio, Laika (ParaNorman).
K5 International stepped in to provide financing for Shadow King earlier this year, so the tedious (yet, ultimately-rewarding) stop-motion photography process on the film has been ongoing since then. Nonetheless, ...
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