Wes Anderson: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Posted by Jakub

I’m pretty sure that i’m not alone when I say i’ve been waiting for this trailer for a long time. Looks really good, seems a tiny bit more mainstream that I would of imagined BUT there are definitely some unique parts and a great cast. I really like the detail on the animals and the background, should be an amazing film to see in the winter.

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JBlock says:

July 31, 2009 at 11:42 am

they got the title wrong

it’s called “the stop-motion, anthropomorphized adaptation of Wes Anderson’s ‘Bottle Rocket’ directed by Wes Anderson”


Alex / HeadUp says:

July 31, 2009 at 12:14 pm

I am not so sure about this….I have faith in Wes Anderson, and I’m sure his style of directing will give this film something unique, especially for an animated film, but I am not so sure how much I am going to like this.

One thing I really don’t like is the tagline in this preview “Forget super, ignore incredible, it’s all about fantastic.” What the hell is that…sounds cliche to me, and since when is an Anderson movie telling you to do anything, his movies always seemed to invite viewers in by sparking their curiosity.


Rob says:

July 31, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Film looks great – but what the hell is with that trailer narrator?! Just like that South Park… Rob Schneider… durka durka durk… Until one day…. a durka de durk durk durk…. :/


Kieran says:

July 31, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Looks quite smart but why on earth do they need to say “based on the book written by the author of Charlie & the chocolate factory” rather than ‘based on the book by Roald Dahl’, give people some credit! (or Give Dahl some credit!)


Pablo says:

July 31, 2009 at 5:31 pm

To Wes Anderson’s credit, almost all trailers are made by people not actually involved in the making of the movie…


sarah says:

July 31, 2009 at 6:53 pm

looks good , but i wish they didnt use george clooney , his voice doesnt seem to fit in my opinion


Tim Denee says:

July 31, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Looks good to me! I think that the trailer is wildly inappropriate and probably misrepresents the film, but I’m confident the finished product will be excellent. It looks great visually, at the very least.


barry says:

August 1, 2009 at 4:00 am

it looks beautiful and i was brought up on dahls books when i was small, but same as kieran says above, based on the book written by the author of Charlie & the chocolate factory” , come on, thats ridiculous.


Den says:

August 1, 2009 at 11:28 am

This is creepy and ugly. And the stopmotion work is awful. I think “cult” directors are just that. A bunch of mediocre people that makes things different (not better, not super, not important) just different, and have a (most of the time) tiny public following them. And that’s it.
Even Tony Scott make better movies…


Forrest says:

August 1, 2009 at 2:51 pm

EXTREMELY excited about this. Yes, the trailer does seem cliche and mainstream, BUT I have faith in Mr. Anderson and would even venture to pay the $10.50 (disgusting…) to see it in theaters!


Cindy says:

August 1, 2009 at 11:30 pm

I wish they didn’t have trailer narrators. They’re kind of annoying and it only works on certain movie trailers. Anyway I still enjoyed that trailer, love the cast (as for every other Wes Anderson movie) and can’t wait to see it :-)

And stop motion is supposed to look “creepy”. That’s why it’s stop motion. Those who like stop motion should check out Jan Svankmajer. Great Czech artist who does stop motion.


Steve says:

August 2, 2009 at 11:00 am

What a terrible trailer. Mainstream? Dahl’s story seems to have been crushed under the wheels of the hollywood shite-wagon. Do I want to see load of Oceans 11 in-jokes. No.
Perhaps one day we get adaptations that have the courage to deliver the sort of confident style that made Dahl so different.

Svankmayer gives you burton, Kaufman, Anderson, but with a technical mastery that puts the rest to shame.


John D. says:

August 2, 2009 at 12:54 pm

The animation is totally creepy, but I love it. I haven’t liked a Wes Anderson film since Rushmore, but always get excited when a new one comes out. (Except for Darjeeling Limited).


pixelfibre says:

August 2, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Hmmm…. Not sure about this one either. Wes Anderson has a lot going for him and I love the animation style, but having been brought up on Dahl’s books, I can safely say that this is so far removed from the original book that it resembles some dry suburban rom-com in middle America.

It’s so formulaic, that I’m actually offended by it. What happened to the original beautifully written and completely engrossing tale that has been winning kids over for decades?


Chris says:

August 2, 2009 at 4:52 pm

With a cast like that and direction by wes anderson I think that this movie will be very entertaining. I;m not going to write a comment on how awful the stop motion is, I hope that it looks the way it does for a reason and I would like to remain optimistic.

the book will always be better than the screen adaptation, and people will always hate on wes anderson, but it sure is a good thing we have a band of professional trailer reviewers who frequent this site.


Todd says:

August 2, 2009 at 8:34 pm

I agree with Sarah. George Clooney, along with the rest of the cast appear misplaced, greatly.

I have been excited to get my first glimpses at this, ever since hearing about it around when The Darjeeling Limited was in theaters. However, this is a huge anti-climax. I am massively disappointed at this first publicity release.

Anderson’s attempt to migrate his “neu-analog” aesthetic into stop-motion seems contrived to the point that it’s annoying.

Regardless, I must see all Wes Anderson and David Fincher films as soon as they come out, so I will go see it.


Drew says:

August 3, 2009 at 9:17 am

The way I see it… for the most part movie trailers are a bunch of garbage. When I initially saw the previews for Pixar’s Up I thought it looked terrible. All I could think was, how the fuck are you going to follow up Wall-E with THIS?! To my surprise, Up was a very well-rounded movie. I’m hoping the same thing will happen with Fantastic Mr. Fox…. terrible trailers, but excellent movie. Fingers crossed!

Btw, the narrator definitely sounds like Trey Parker’s narrator in that Southpark episode for “Da Derp De Derp Da Teetley Derpee Derpee Dumb” starring Rob Schneider.