In a coma, Stu Miley, a cartoonist who created a comic strip called Monkeybone, which features a rascal monkey, finds himself trapped in his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone. Naturally, Monkeybone and Stu quickly start fighting like cats and dogs. When Stu realizes that his sister – due to a pact they once made – is preparing to pull the plug on him, Stu makes a deal with Hypnos, the god of sleep, to help him steal a golden ticket from Death himself. But when Monkeybone takes over Stu’s body and escapes to wreak havoc on the real world, Stu has to find a way to stop him before his sister pulls the plug on reality forever! —IMDb
Henry Selick (born November 30, 1952) is an American stop motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline. He studied at the Program in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, under the guidance of Jules Engel.
After his academic studies, he went to work for Walt Disney Studios as an “in-betweener” and animator trainee on such films as Pete’s Dragon and The Small One. He became a full-fledged animator under Glen Keane on The Fox and the Hound. During his time at Disney, he met and worked around the likes of Tim Burton, Rick Heinrichs, Jorgen Klubien, Brad Bird, John Musker, Dan Haskett, Sue and Bill Kroyer, Ed Gombert, and Andy Gaskill. Years later, he claimed he learned a lot to improve his drawing, animation, and storytelling skills from Disney legend Eric Larson.
With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Selick was able to make the short film… read more
Oh my god I found this movie intolerable from beginning to end. What hurts me so much about this movie is that the stop motion genius, Henry Selick, directed it. What the hell happened to you man! Were you willing to take anything you could get?! Thank god Coraline revived your career and gave you the recognition you deserved.