The Fantastic Mr. Fox

I’m totally stoked for Wes Andersen’s newest film, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, which is based off of the Roald Dahl book of the same name. The story centers around Mr. Fox (who’s voiced by George Clooney), a thief by night who steals chickens, ducks and turkeys to feed his family. But the owners of the fowl, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, will do stop at nothing to catch Mr. Fox and his family.

The movie sounds quite promising, as it’s Mr. Andersen using stop motion to tell a story. The film also has an impressive cast lending their voices, including Anjelica Houston, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Meryl Streep, Willem Dafoe and Jarvis Cocker. Actually, upon looking at the list, it’s basically every person who’s ever been in a Wes Andersen movie ever, save for Meryl and Jarvis. I guess that Jarvis Cocker has also written some songs for the film, so that’s pretty rad as well.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox
comes out November 13th.


P.S. Are they all wearing balaclavas in that first photo?! So rad.

12 Comments The Fantastic Mr. Fox

  1. Bunks July 23, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    I love Wes Anderson! Cant wait for this!

  2. Philip July 23, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Unbelievable level of excitement for this.

    When your favourite director meets favourite children’s book its bound not to live up to your expectations… but I can’t help but get over excited.

  3. ekc July 23, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    gatdam!! cant wait!

  4. Justin R July 23, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Almost looks like their wearing ascots.

  5. powkang July 23, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    yes, that’s also how i feel about jonze’s “where the wild things are”, also coming out this fall.

  6. Rob McDougall July 23, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    Looks great – but it does seem like some kind of Hollywood blender thing has happened here…

    Let’s see now… old childrens classic… who shall we get to direct…. and to star……?

    look forward to a trailer! :)

  7. Dylan July 24, 2009 at 8:46 AM

    YES, PLEASE. Been waiting for a good Roald Dahl adaptation. Matilda didn’t really do it for me.

  8. annet July 27, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    that looks great! seems like he captured the atmosphere of the book really well.

  9. leo July 27, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    Wes and his need to brand everything artistic with his personal aesthetic are going to ruin one of my favorite books ever. yuck.

  10. Bobby July 27, 2009 at 11:03 PM

    @Leo – I’m not really sure I agree. I think his style of making things timeless and elegant will work well for this movie. What would be a good alternative?

  11. Carina July 29, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    Absolutely excited for this! And yeah, I do think Wes Anderson’s aesthetic actually would work well with Fantastic Mr. Fox. At least, that’s what I think.

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