American Director, writer, and producer Henry Selick who better known for his work as a director for the stop motion films The Nightmare Before Christmas, James, and the Giant Peach and Coraline.
Director Henry Selick was born on 30 November 1952 at Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Son of Charles H. Selick and Melanie Molan interested in art from age of 3. Later he was fascinated with animation after watching two movies The adventure of Prince Achmed and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.
Henry study science at Rutgers Unversity in New Brunswick and Art at Syracuse University, later join Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design due to his passion on the art field. Selick animation passion drew him to the California Institute of the Arts to study how to animate. His work was nominated for Student Academy Awards which inspire him more in this field.
Selick went to work for the biggest animation company Walt Disney Studios where he was an animator trainee on movies like Pete’s Dragon and The Small One. The Fox and the Hound movie he skilled animator under Glen Keane. He claimed he learned from Disney Legend Eric Larson and improve his skill in storytelling, drawing skill and animation.
American Director was married two times, Henry’s first wife was Alexandra Glay. They both tied knot in the year 1995, both shared two sons Harry Selick and George Selick. Harry and George both have given their voice in the movie Coraline. After 15 years of marital relationship, they separated and divorced in 2010.
Henry started dating Heather Selick after divorcing his first wife. He marries his lady love Heather and going his relation smoothly without any issue. Henry’s wife Heather works in a production unit for the tv series The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley and murk designer in Twice Upon a Time.
American stop motion animator has a net worth of $12 million. He worked as an animator in Disney, Disney pays cartoonist/animator $116000-$125000 as dated in 2015. After that, he worked as a Freelancer. He makes the short film Seepage which won an award with a grant from the National Endowment for Arts. He works for several years in the Bay Area directing commercials for Pillsbury and Ritz Crackers.
American director wins an award six-minute pilot for an animated series Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions, by this animated series he drives Tim Burton toward him which gave him break in 1993 for The Nightmare Before Christmas. The movie received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
He also won the International Animated Film Society’s Annie Award for Best Creative Supervision competing with Disney’s The Lion King.
Henry’s next worth mention movie Coraline released in 2009 which collects huge box office collection $12,4596,398 worldwide, also won 10 different national and international awards. He also won Lifetime Achievement in Cinema Audio Society Awards. Recently he is working in Wendell and Wild and also announced TV Series Little Nightmares in 2019.
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