The announcement of Director Henry Selick's return to Disney in April of 2010 was met with excitement by fans of 'Nightmare Before Christmas' and his Oscar-nominated hit, 'Coraline'. This was followed by news of his new studio name and San Francisco location:
Tonight brings surprising news of Disney's decision to halt production:
Disney Halts Henry Selick's Stop Motion Animated Film - Deadline.comBREAKING: The crew on Henry Selick's untitled stop motion animated film were told this afternoon that Disney is not proceeding with this project. Though the film had no title, it had a October 4, 2013 release date, and about 150 San Francisco-based artists ready to go, so itís a blow to the animation troops out there. Started shooting last summer, but Iíd heard it just wasnít coming together in a manner that pleased the studio. Selick has been given the chance to take the project to other studios. Selick has directed Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and itís unclear what this does to his plans to helm Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, a project Disney acquired in April.