The first trailer for Wes Anderson‘s attempt at a stop-motion styled movie in The Fantastic Mr. Fox has been released by 20th Century Fox.
The movie is based on the book by the legendary Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox. It tells the story of a fox who sneaks out at night to steal animals like chickens and turkeys from three rich and mean farmers. Mr. Fox steals the animals in order to provide food for his family, but it doesn’t take long before the three farmers have had enough and set off on multiple attempts to kill Mr. Fox and stop him from stealing their animals.
Anderson initially set off to make this movie along with Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) in 2004, but things didn’t work out and Selick moved on to direct Coraline.
Click over to check out the trailer for yourself and share your thoughts below! Oh, and possible Nightmare Before Christmas reference at the -0.46 mark of the trailer!
The Fantastic Mr. Fox stars George Clooney as the title character, along with Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, and Willem Dafoe.
The movie will be released on November 13, 2009.
Here’s the trailer, as promised. I’m curious to see what you guys think of it — I was very drawn in by some images I’ve seen, but this trailer is not what I expected at all. I’m not sure if I just don’t like the look or the voices, which feel so out of place it’s distracting. Don’t get me wrong, this obviously has Wes Anderson’s prints on it and it’s in the style that he wanted it, it’s just not something that wins my heart.
Maybe it’s just me. Share your thoughts below!
[Source: Yahoo! Movies]