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!


el space vato said...

You ever notice how a new children's movie seems to come out every couple of months? Back in the 60's when I was a little kid movies like the Jungle Book and such came out every year, or every OTHER year. It was such a treat and you waiting with such anticipation.
I suppose now with a HUGE kids market (3 or 4 cable networks alone blasting programing aimed at kids 24/7) and more film companies than just Disney making movies everyone is trying to cash in these days.

el space vato said...

Oh, forgot to mention... love the King Kong trailer. I never get tired of that movie!

Avenir labs said...

Fantastic Mr. anderson.good stuff..