The Fantastic Mr Fox – Trailer

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The trailer for Wes Anderson’s new film, The Fantastic Mr Fox has split the film community down the middle.  Some people have embraced the quirkiness of the stop motion animation and realise that this is Wes Anderson and he never does ‘normal’ whereas others are calling the film unsophisticated with animation that looks like it’s from a 15 year old Wallace and Gromit short.  Personally I think this looks interesting, it’s got a great cast with George Clooney a perfect fit as Mr Fox and it’s always good to see Anderson regulars Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman in the film as well.  Here’s the official synopsis they’ve released for the film along with trailer:

Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox’s wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers — Boggis, Bunce and Bean — who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.

I really like the look of the film, it looks fun and I’ve loved all of Anderson’s films with the exception of The Life Aquatic but I have to give him a chance, he made Bill Murray cool again.

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