He certainly is a fantastic Fox

Thursday, July 30, 2009



Set to be released this November!



Very excited about the new and long-awaited animation project by director Wes Anderson, 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'. The film is based on Roald Dahl’s (1970) children's book by the same title, and uses classic handmade stop-motion techniques to tell the story of a certain Mr. Fox who must outwit three nasty farm owners in order to save his wife, children and ultimately the whole woodland community.

'It was the first book I ever owned... My brothers and I loved Mr. Fox and all the digging. We were obsessed with underground forts and tunnels.' -Wes Anderson, interview with USA Today

Cast is said to include, but not limited to: (my boyfriend) Bill Murray (as Badger), Meryl Streep (Mrs. Fox), George Clooney (Mr. Fox), Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston and Jarvis Cocker (who has also composed three or four songs and 'bits' of the score for the soundtrack).



Film uses 30 sets based on Roald Dahl's own home and village:



Screenplay was written by both Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach (pictured below) of 'the Squid and the Whale'. The two also co-wrote 'The Life Aquatic', possibly my most favorite of all of his films. And though based on a children's book and an animation project it's said to be not just for children. The plot has been expanded and changed a bit 'to include many elements found in Anderson's other films, including a dysfunctional clan and a male rivalry'.





Are you feeling as excited about this as I am now? If so, be sure to watch the film trailer (below) that was just recently made public and the true inspiration for this post:





Also be sure to visit the wonderfully obsessed Rushmore Academy for the latest on all things Wes Anderson.





Sources: Book cover from Burning out of control, photo of Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach by Ilona Lieberman and courtesy of Jewcy.com, film frames are from the Official Film site and USA Today.

53 comments:

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

oh my gosh, this is very exciting!

Sam said...

Oh man! Awesome city! I had not heard about this at all - thank you Gabbi! What a cast! ...and I'm a Jarvis Cocker fan from way back (particularly when he was in Pulp) so this should be a feast for the ears, eyes and heart! Have a lovely weekend Sweetie and give that beautiful boy a kiss on the forehead for me! XX

Elizabeth Marie said...

OH MY GAWD! Yes I am SOOO excited about this! I just got chills!

Lady Thirty said...

oh...I will not miss this one :)

down and out chic said...

oh wow, i am SO there! roald dahl was my favorite growing up (BFG).

Maddie said...

oh my gosh, this looks amazing! i've only seen a few wes anderson movies, but i'm definitely a fan of what i've seen. i actually just rented Rushmore this week and have been dying to watch it, just haven't had the time yet. i am going to try tonight. thanks for showing this, i had no idea! :)

muchlove said...

Aahh, Fantastic Mr Fox!! I remember sitting on the carpet and listening to our teacher read that book when I was in school in the UK. Ah, memories. Roald Dahl is probably my favourite children's book author.

It looks amazing. The trailer has a lot of dry humour to it, which surprised me a little, but is not a bad thing. Thanks for sharing!

drollgirl said...

i had NO IDEA this was in the works!!! yup, i am excited!!!!

and thank you for your fab wishes and comments on my blog today. i could just SQUEEZE you! :)

kirstyb said...

looks exciting xoxoox

Hey Harriet said...

OMG! This looks so good!!! I hadn't heard about it and now I'm really exited. I had no idea Jarvis Cocker was an actor either. Can't wait to see him on the big screen! Have yourself a most awesome weekend Gabbi :)

PS - I'm going to mention the lovely awards you passed along to me in my Sunday post. I was a bit rushed when I did my last post xo

Kelley Anne said...

That looks good...I love stop-motion movies! The stills are really stunning.

I don't know if its a pencil skirt...I guess so. I usually don't look right in them, but have recently found a few skirts like the gray one that fit better in the hips and thighs. Good old thrift stores:) Anyway, thanks for the comment!

KATIA said...

Oh my goodness, movies like this always creep me out for some reasons.. cause the animals looks so real but they aren't.. I don't know! haha it must be a lot of work though!

HK said...

Wes Anderson is amazing and what a cast! can't wait!

Chrisy said...

Oh ta for showing us this...it looks fantastic...and fancy your boyfriend starring!

archivingfashion said...

The animation looks like it's going to be incredible! Really great photos of the set, too - it's cool to see the scale with people working on it.

Keith said...

Wow! That looks incredible. I hadn't seen anything about it before. Have a great Friday and weekend. Cheers!

LandGirlontheHomeFront said...

Oh my gosh, this IS exciting. Thanks for posting about it!!!

Velo said...

ARGH!! i wanna watch it!!!!!!!!!!!!
cute fox.. i like this animal!

Diana said...

oh my gosh. i love love this post and i can't wait for it to come out, too.

Crystal Ball said...

This looks fantastic. I hadn't heard of it but now I'm very much excited to see it.

yiqin; said...

You are making me so excited for the film :D

Planet Mondo said...

Looks amazing - I didn't even know it was in production - thanks for the tip Gabbi.

natalie said...

Wes Anderson is one of my favourite directors, his films speak directly to me. Can't wait for his new work! Thanks for the beautiful post!

Style Bird said...

This is exciting, I love this book

The Clothes Horse said...

This looks so sweet! I used to love that book...

Andrea S. said...

I am so freaking excited! I am so in love with Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, and Gorgeous George. This looks like it's going to be great.

Couture Carrie said...

Very cool post, darling!

Have a fab weekend!

xoxox,
CC

Carlotta said...

hi dear, there's something for you on my blog :))

Diary of a Young Designer said...

Gosh it seems like the movie will be just lovely!

xo
Sophie

pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

THANK YOU for posting about this!!

i absolutely love all of Roald Dahl's works, and i didn't know about this upcoming movie until now! it looks great :D can't wait!!

Thank You so much for dropping by as well :D

-♥Daria

Flashes of Style said...

Woww I love this so much! So whimsical and great :)

Greenfingers said...

Read the book about 6 times before I was 10! Can't wait! Actually felt the same way about the James And The Giant Peach film to!!

lyptis said...

Looks Great, i like those oldschool movies, they remind me of the stuff i used to watch in my childhood.

Fantastic pictures also!:)

P R I M O E Z A said...

looks like it's the time to re-visit all the old books. looking forward to this one too.

ana b. said...

Wes Anderson doing an animated film?! Whoah. Hold me back. This book reminds me of a judge at Court. We call him "The Silver Fox" at work. Tehehe.

Electro Geisha said...

wow, really amazing... the cute creature at the end got me hypnotized for sure :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

So fascinating!
I love the process of film making...I'm sure it's going to be a visual delighT*
Wonderful new week to you sweet Gabbi~

xo*

Clau! said...

great, I hanven´t heard about it before.. that trailer is cool, I want to see it

Kelley Anne said...

Hey, thanks for all of your thoughtful comments. I always so look forward to reading them:)

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Oh wow - this looks simply gorgeous!!

TheDecoDetective said...

I love Roald Dahl's books for children, and I love animation films, so this looks like the perfect match. The trailer was fun, I'm looking forward to this!

miriam said...

OMG, this looks amazing! i'm not a big Wes fan but i know many people who are so might have to join them to the premiere : ) have a lovely week, sweet Gabbi! xx.

Certain Creatures said...

:D
I remember reading this book! R.Dahl is one of my favourite Children's books writer- and this animation looks sooo wicked! can't wait to see it!

;)
Francesca
x

Dream Sequins said...

What the bleep? Your blog is a visual delight! By George!

LiLu said...

I love all things Roald Dahl!!! So, so excited!!!!!!

JennyMac said...

How adorable..and perfect for our little man to see someday.

Fashion Moment said...

Hi darling! Great work - wonderful post!

FM~FP~AF

miriam said...

are you still surrounded by paps? i'd love to hear more about what you do : )

Pen Pen said...

This looks SO incredible! I loved that book!!! I like the way their doing the animation too--I really don't like conventional animation-I loved 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' and other mediums besides the vintage Disney drawings.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I'm so excited. So very, very excited for this. I had no idea they were even making a film. I must see it! :)

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