Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox (trailer)
Directors: Wes Anderson
Writers: Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach (novel by Roald Dahl)
Staring: George Clooney, Bill Murray, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Brian Cox, Michael Gambon
Release: 23rd October 2009
The more I see of Wes Anderson's upcoming stop-motion debut the more excited I get. The animation is indeed unlike anything, but so is the voice-acting. If you have a moment you should watch the featurette (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/fantasticmrfox/) that shows how they recorded the actors. You will see George Clooney rolling around in some grass and shouting his lines and then when you watch a clip of the film you can really hear what they've done.
A visually stunning trailer and with so much charm it is almost hard to digest. There are some good gags too and all the Anderson favourites are lending their talent to what I hope to be one of the big contenders at the Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film (although I might not want it to beat UP). Watch this space.