Over a year ago Henry Selick, director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and Coraline, formed a new animation studio in San Francisco. At the time, he was said to be working on “great, scary films for young ‘uns with a small, tight-knit crew,” and the outfit was pulling together talent for its debut film. Selick had signed a deal with Disney in 2010, and when we first saw info on the studio there was word that it was affiliated with Disney.

The studio is called Cinderbiter, though there was a point where the name was reported to have been changed to Shademaker, which was also being thrown around as the working title of the company’s first feature. We don’t know what the title of this first feature will be, but we do know now that Disney will distribute the film. A few details are below. Read More »