Anyone know anything about it?
I here it’s stop motion.
Check the wikipedia page. Yeah yeah, I know about wikipedia being unreliable and all, but it doesn’t seem like anything on the page is too far-fetched. Bill Murray and George Clooney together sounds like a recipe for gold to me. Also, it seems as though it’s done being filmed, so it shouldn’t be too long before we see the final product.
Personally, I’m just interested to see how Wes Anderson does making a story that isn’t a fractured character study. I actually really liked The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and sort of enjoyed The Darjeeling Limited, but even I won’t deny it’s time Anderson pulled himself out of the hole he dug for himself. He’s a great director, but I don’t want to see him living in his own shadow for the rest of his life. The Fantastic Mr. Fox will be something very different than usual, which I’m quite excited about. His next project is rumored to be a remake of My Best Friend, which may or may not turn out well. I’ll reserve judgment on that until…well, until he actually confirms that it’s his next project.
jarvis cocker, of classic britpop band pulp is providing the music. i cant wait.
I trust everything Wes does. He has yet to fail me like so many others have.
Personally, much like David said, Wes has yet to fail me. I enjoy all of his movies.
But i’m interested to see him do a stop motion movie. I just want to see how it will look. A trailer or something, you know?
I just don’t know—in my opinion Anderson may be one of modern cinema’s greatest costume designers and set decorators—but far from very interesting as a story teller. So in other words I am always excited to view his marketing materials (posters etc…) but have little interest in his films upon viewing them.
I enjoy his stories very much. But the costumes and sets are beautiful, i shall agree.
iv always considered wes’ films to be an aside to regular films, that is to say that i know exactly what to expect but dont mind, as thats what i want to see from him. a lot of people claim that he hasnt progressed much as a film maker, but his particular style is so unique (in the context of america studio-financed film) that i dont want to see him progress, as hes already perfect at what he does. the real sign of someone who is successful at what they do is when people try to copy the formula and fail, of which there are many that try that of wes’ style (napoleon dynamite, juno, and the awful eagle versus shark to name just a few).
Eagle vs shark? whats that?
And yes, No one can do Wes.
Oh and is it just me, but did you notice the special edition of Juno looks like the Eric Anderson art from Wes Anderson’s movies?
Maybe it’s just me.
eagle vs shark – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0494222/
its a terrible terrible movie, starring some guy from the equally terrible flight of the conchords tv show. it tries so hard to be like wes that it almost hurts. and yes, i agree with you about the juno special edition art, in fact thats what led me to adding it to this list!
personally, i enjoy the flight of the conchords. but i looked the movie up. Doesn’t look very good, man. So i’ll just take your advice, not watch it.
And yeah, when i saw it i was a little perplexed.
I wondered if Eric Anderson did it.
He didn’t…right? i doubt it. but you never know.
im presuming he didnt, i dont think he’s stoop so low!
I also want to agree with what Brad wrote about Wes Anderson’s attention to detail with costume/set design. With “The Darjeeling Limited”, he hired local artists in India to come onto the train and paint those little elephants by hand (the ones that you see on the walls of the corridors inside the train). Every elephant was unique in its own way. And think…as viewers, I would guess that none of us would have ever noticed that unless it was pointed out to us. So, why would he put so much effort into one little detail? The answer: because it’s important to him. That’s why I love his films, and I believe in him as a filmmaker. Whatever comes from “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” will be good in some way. At least, I know I’ll enjoy it. And I think part of the reason will be because of the details.
It will be the most amazing animated ilm ever made!
I really like Wes Anderson, so I was looking foward for his next movie, but when I learned that it will be an animated movie, I didn’t know what to think about it. I only hope I won’t be disapointed. I agree on the fact that with Bill Murray and Georges Clooney playing together with music from Jarvis Cocker…how could it be bad?
GABRIELLE: animated films can be masterpieces just as much as live action, just look at any Miyazaki or Brad Bird film. Check out Persepolis if you haven’t already.
P.S. FMF will be brilliant!
Gabrielle: Also check out the stop motion that condry does. Its good stuff. The film will be in the animation style of the animals in Life Aquatic. Hopefully it will beat out pixar in awards for animated film.
Yeah, Pixar is great, but there’s been better animated films. I still think Persepolis should’ve beat Ratatouille even Ratatouille is one of the best Pixar films.
Oh yeah, I hear this a dance scene with the song “I Get Around” by the Beach Boys.
Oh man, it’s gonna be great. I’m so excited.
So, what’s the word? The reviews are all in praise.
Yet to watch it. Hopefully I can make it this weekend.
Terry Gross interviewed Wes Anderson maker of “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tennenbaums” and “The Darjeeling Limited.”
FRESH AIR with Terry Gross
Yeah, I actually caught that interview with Terry Gross. It was on Atlanta’s NPR last night.
Based on the interview, I thought the film seemed promising. .
These details made me wary:
-Wall to wall music: apparently the film opens with the Davy Crockett theme song and then the music pretty much doesn’t stop till the end. I’m a pretty strong advocate of minimal music in film, but I’ve always loved the way Wes Anderson used music, particularly in Royal Tenenbaums and the end of Life Aquatic. I’m a little apprehensive that he may have gone over board this time…
-Severely Altered Source Material: The Dahl book is an understandably brief children’s novel, so I can see that any director might have be a little creative. However it seems Wes Anderson has created loads of new characters and added multiple subplots. I fear he may have been too liberal with his source material.
All in all I’m excited. As a film auteur I don’t expect much from widely released films these days, the best that I can hope for is an orignal film going experience and I think Wes Anderson always faithfully produces just that.
I loved it. I’ve been thinking for a while that Wes Anderson has been taking his schtick a little too seriously… too much dry mocking of dramatic convention, too much revelry in the underwhelming… and he seemed to loosen up on Fantastic Mr. Fox. It was a genuinely fun movie, enjoyable without having to think too hard about what “enjoying something” really means. I kind of want to see it again.