by Chris Eaton-
Well, don’t fuck it literally, but I’m a firm believer that there is more than just CGI to make an animated film. Apparently, Wes Anderson thinks so too.
The Fantastic Mr. Fox is Anderson’s follow up to his wonderful Darjeeling Limited. This time around, Anderson is breaking out of his comfort zone. Not only is he ADAPTING someone else’s work, in this case that of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author Ronald Dahl, but he’s entering the world of animation. And not just any animation: STOP MOTION ANIMATION.
I’m a massive stop motion fan. One of my favorite films this year is Coraline, I’m a huge Ray Harryhausen admirer, and one of the things to do on my bucket list is to HIGH FIVE Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit! To see Wes Anderson, a director who is easily in my top 3 all time favorite filmmakers, take on the art form just tickles me giddy.
Now the first trailer is out. I’m doing back flips over how awesome this film looks. Its got the voice work of the usual Anderson crew, Murray, Wilson, ect, and some people new to his world, IE George Clooney, and the feel of a Wes Anderson film. I’m already anticipating this to be one of my top ten films of the year.
What do you think?