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Must Watch: Behind the Scenes Fantastic Mr. Fox Featurette

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September 1, 2009
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

When the first trailer for Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox was released in July, I was, to be honest, underwhelmed. The voice-work, while superbly acted, just didn't seem to mesh with what I was seeing. The stop-motion animation felt antiquated and (in a world where Henry Selick reigns supreme) subpar. But with a story adapted from Roald Dahl's classic children's book, I'm willing to give this little film the benefit of the doubt. And it's great behind-the-scenes featurettes like this one that have me second-guessing my initial reaction. There's a certain charm at work. Regardless, this is a must-watch. Well played, Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Watch the featurette for Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox:

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You can also watch the Fantastic Mr. Fox featurette in High Definition on Apple

Fantastic Mr. Fox is both written and directed by the fantastic Oscar nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson, of Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and also The Darjeeling Limited most recently. This is based on Roald Dahl's classic children's book of the same name. Fellow indie director Noah Baumbach also helped co-write the screenplay with Anderson. Fox Searchlight is bringing Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox to theaters everywhere starting on November 13th this fall.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

god i love stop motion!!! and George Clooey is like the 5th best actor in the world

DoomCanoe on Sep 2, 2009

2

A friend I know worked on this and said it was a crazy-great time. I'm looking forward to it. Keep up the good work Mr. Anderson...keep up the good work.

tspfeffer on Sep 2, 2009

3

Love it - the only thing thats bothering me is the twitching hair - but I appreciate how hard this must be to do!

dom on Sep 2, 2009

4

this is way better than the trailer, IMO.

Max Fischer on Sep 2, 2009

5

Awesome work. Totally refreshing considering the amount of attention and dominance CG has taken over the years. I love featurette's like this. I wonder when the dvd comes out, if they have a split comparison between the real-time footage of the actors to the actual film. Very cool. Love the fact that they did that out in a farm and not just some cold VO booth. Go Wes!

Nick Sears on Sep 2, 2009

6

I'm sold

Dan W on Sep 2, 2009

7

I don't like furrys.

Tomb on Sep 2, 2009

8

Although film is shot at 24 frames per second. There is no way you can tell me that this stop motion is just as smooth as say Chicken Run. Looks more like 18 frames per second.

Note on Sep 2, 2009

9

#8, You may be right, or it could be that that the increments of movement between the shots may not be as even as they were in a movie like Chicken Run. Just another theory.

Johnbo on Sep 2, 2009

10

I made a stop motion movie when I was little. It's such tedious work. >.< I really want to see this movie, lol.

Sabes on Sep 3, 2009

11

I like the idea that they recorded the sound at the actually locations instead of a studio. Makes it sound like it was a lot of fun to have worked on that part of the movie.

Nate on Sep 3, 2009

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