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.

July 23, 2009