Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox is Now a Fox Searchlight Release
So far we've only heard tidbits here and there (like this last month) about Wes Anderson's stop animation adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic Fantastic Mr. Fox. The film is a 20th Century Fox production, however, a test screening report on the Film Experience Blog (via SlashFilm) mentions specifically that a Fox Searchlight title card preceded that screening. The studio has been test screening this film quite a bit recently, and although almost all of the reports have been positive, they might've discovered that it still has that Wes Anderson feel and therefore would be better suited as a limited release through Searchlight.
We all know what happens when Fox Searchlight gets their hands on a release - just look at both Slumdog Millionaire and The Wrestler - which they acquired late last year and turned into huge hits. Now, they have been forced recently to release some films (like Post Grad) that were previously Fox Atomic or Fox proper films that they didn't want. But with this, I think they may be releasing it because it honestly would be better fit. Searchlight did release Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, so they know him and they know how to cater to his followers. Either way, this is great news for anyone looking forward to Fantastic Mr. Fox.