by Chris Eaton-
I’m…just so damn giddy watching this!
An atom bomb worth of behind the scenes stuff has flooded the net in the last day for the great Wes Anderson’s latest film, THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX. This is the stop motion film that is based of the book by CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY writer Roald Dahl. Easily one of my most anticipated films of the year.
Now what makes this film interesting is the process Anderson used to make it. Normally, a stop motion film is done when the cast records the voices in the sound booth, then the animators get to work on the puppets. When you watch these b rolls, Anderson basically semi acted out this film with the cast, and recorded them in live settings to get a more natural sound.
Just something wonderful about that.
And if you like.. You can watch Bill Murray and Wes Anderson talk about the making of. And why wouldn’t you want to watch it!
Finally, if that didnt tickle your facny, just gander at this clip from the film.
This little bit of joy opens Thanksgiving