Thursday, July 30, 2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Wes Anderson - trailer
With the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and of course, Owen Wilson. Hmmmm. I really like Roald Dahl's book. Mr. Fox is extremely clever at outsmarting his human adversaries. Anderson's stop-motion animation is...interesting and reminds me of the original King Kong--how Kong's fur involuntarily moved while being animated, giving him the appearance of a creature being tormented by unseen ticklers.
I'm wondering why this particular style of primitive furry animation is being used, especially when astounding stop-motion like "Coraline" is going on. Well, it's only a trailer. But Clooney voice coming out of Mr. Fox--it just doesn't sit right with me. No sir.
Let's review some classic animation from 1933. Truly the thrill of thrills!