LA-based animation house VintonStudios has signed award-winning film-maker Henry Selick as supervisingdirector.

Selick will play a key role on Vinton's creative team as theanimation studio moves into feature film production.

Having joined the company on May 17, Selick will set aboutdirecting the studio's CG short Moongirl and develop features.

Selick'sdirecting credits include Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas and Monkeybone and he recently completed a stint asanimation director on the upcoming Wes Anderson feature The Life Aquatic.