Wes Anderson is one of the most unique directors of the last 15 years, with classics like Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums under his belt. But will his overly composed visual style translate to animation? Not since Tim Burton produced The Nightmare Before Christmas has a successful live-action director made such a dramatic leap using stop-motion.
When Anderson first began work on his adaptation of The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The Witches, James and The Giant Peach), it was a collaboration with Henry Selick (the director of Burton's Nightmare). But when Selick dropped out to do Coraline, Anderson pushed on alone, landing voices from George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and (of course) Bill Murray. The movie drops in November and from the looks of the trailer, this could be giving Where The Wild Things Are a run for the dopest children's book adaptation of the fall.
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