Netflix Landed Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key’s Movie



Netflix has landed a new stop-motion animated movie called “Wendell and Wild”, starring Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key from “Key and Peele”.  Of course, Jordan also did “Get Out”.

In the movie, Key and Peele voice two demon brothers as they are “forced to face-off against their arch-enemy in order to earn their way out of hell.”

Animator Henry Selick is also behind it.  He’s the guy who did “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Coraline”.

It’s too early to say when it might hit Netflix.

In other Netflix news…

Netflix has decided NOT to give out virtual “patches” for kids based on how much TV they watch.  It wouldn’t be surprising if the negative public reaction killed it.  But in their announcement yesterday, they really tried to downplay that.

They said, “We’ve concluded the test for patches and have decided not to move forward with the feature for kids.  We test lots of things at Netflix in order to learn what works well, and what doesn’t work well, for our members.”

Netflix had actually been testing the patches on a small subset of viewers for a few weeks before the idea became public.  They didn’t say how those tests went, or why they abandoned the idea.  (Variety)

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