June 30, 2012 1 Comment
I recently got back from viewing Wes Anderson’s latest film Moonrise Kingdom, which will have a review later tonight or tomorrow, and decided to pick a particularly whimsical Anderson film for today’s post. Now I could have gone with something obvious like The Royal Tenenbaums or Rushmore, maybe even picking his first film Bottle Rocket, but I wanted something out of the box and unique to the Anderson profile. I have a certain affection for this film, not only because of the Roald Dahl book the film is based on, but because of the long forgotten art of stop-motion animation. I adore the craft and technique that is require to make an animated film of this nature, often reveling in the details and subtle movements that are required to make these types of film. Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stunning example of what imagination, determination and little bit of flair can set apart an animated film from the rest of the CGI pack.