A Better First Look at Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox
by Alex Billington
July 16, 2009
Iron Man 2 isn't the only movie we have a new batch of photos from today! FilmsActu has dug up a high res set of photos from Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox. The very first photo of Anderson's Mr. Fox, voiced by George Clooney, ended up on the web last week. But Fox (isn't it ironic that they're distributing this?) had us pull the photo down because it had made its way back to Anderson and had made him pretty upset that a bad photo like that was the first thing everyone was seeing. However, we now have two bigger and better photos from Fantastic Mr. Fox today that are worth checking out. I'm still quite excited for this!
Fantastic Mr. Fox features George Clooney and Cate Blanchett as the voices of Mr. and Mrs. Fox (seen holding the lantern above), Bill Murray as Mr. Badger, plus Meryl Streep and Anjelica Huston as well as Jason Schwartzman. If you're looking for some extra details, Brandon put together a full-length article back in March about the book and the movie. The film is now a Fox Searchlight release and these two photos are all that we've seen so far, though I've heard that we'll see a trailer attached to Aliens in the Attic at the end of this month. Let us know if you're still looking forward to this or are just going to wait to see a trailer first.
Reader Feedback - 25 Comments
erik on Jul 16, 2009
it looks so stop motion.
JEFFREY on Jul 16, 2009
Need more to even comment on the film........................
SHANEDAV on Jul 16, 2009
😀 So far so good! Wes Anderson<3
PJH on Jul 16, 2009
Great, great, great!
Mark on Jul 16, 2009
Could be awesome, but as of right now, I'm more curious than excited.
Antioch on Jul 16, 2009
KenDoll on Jul 16, 2009
Getting a furry vibe here. heh
Moe on Jul 16, 2009
it's no PIXAR hahahahaha. I'm waiting for someone to say this.
wm on Jul 16, 2009
"it's no pixar" i think thats the point. to be honest i can't wait, amazing cast, amazing director and amazing story, looks as though wes anderson is doing something orignal, yeah pixar make great films but is anyone getting bored of the cgi animation thing?
ross on Jul 16, 2009
2, it looks stop motion.....because it's a picture of an animated film
Movieraider321 on Jul 16, 2009
honestly it looks like crap......... need to see something moving to get a feel for it. (crossing my fingers please dont be bad please dont be bad)
Brian Barajas on Jul 16, 2009
i think a trailer could make or break my interest in this one
Jon on Jul 16, 2009
Is it animated? It looks like puppets...
Richard on Jul 16, 2009
^ I was wondering the same thing. I'm not too impressed so far. Just looks like scenes from an old ride at disneyworld.
Dan W on Jul 16, 2009
Doesn't the 2nd pic there remind you of Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
Cooldu on Jul 16, 2009
I dont like furries.
Tomb on Jul 16, 2009
The pictures are kind of creepy. O.o "Hello everyone, I'm Mr. Fox!" *creepy stare* O.O!!!
Sabes on Jul 16, 2009
I agree ..... very CREEPY indeed ......
Fac on Jul 16, 2009
yeah... these are creepin me out. (narrator) and i see he is standing in front of a painting done durring the time of "The Great Badger War" of 1842. ...we lost a lot of good badgers in that war. and your loving cuddly Mr. Fox... he killed the lot of um. he may look all happy go lucky Mr. Rodgers bull shit! BUT DON'T YOU TRUST HIM!!!! DON'T YOU TRUST HIM!!! *cries* and scene
DoomCanoe on Jul 16, 2009
I'm really not sure all those things I love about Wes Anderson's charakters and his movies in general will work in an animated world. So like #6, by now I'm rather curious than excited. Then again, you gotta have faith in a guy that tremendously talented.
captain subtext on Jul 17, 2009
the stop motion sequences in the life aquatic were the best parts of that film in my opinion. wes anderson is a genius . I love roald dahl's stories and this one was always one of my favorites. between this movie and where the wild things are, we should have a pretty decent dose of quality children's literature. Verrry exciting.
indyjack on Jul 17, 2009
All the elements are there for an amazing movie. I'm looking forward to the (very unlikely) day when stop-motion, and not CG, rules the big screen.
Couch on Jul 19, 2009
It is stop moiton ...and combining it with a really good story by Roald Dahl is a killer combination. If you would like to make your own stop motion movies ..check out stopmotioncentral.
Zorg on Aug 6, 2009
I love foxes.Foxes are my favorite animal anyway so this is a genius idea in my view. I saw the trailer for the movie and I thing it looks like it will be great. So fooy to you all thnat have already desided you hate it!
Ray Fox on Sep 13, 2009
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