Stop-Motion Animation: Fantastic Mr. Fox

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In this second installment for the series 'Stop-Motion Animation', we'll take a look at Fantastic Mr. Fox, a stop-motion animation film based on the children's novel by British author, Roald Dahl.

image via Imp Awards

Fantastic Mr. Fox is the story of Mr. Fox and his adventures. To keep his family alive, he stole turkeys, ducks and chickens from 3 big farmers. Fed up with his thievery, the farmers hatched a plan to catch and kill Mr. Fox. However, their efforts were unsuccessful as they were only able to shoot the tail of Mr. Fox. The farmers then started to work on a new plan and flooded the tunnels where the animals lived with cider. In the end, it all worked out for the animals since Mr. Fox found a new source of food — a supermarket owned by the farmers.

images via Fantastic Mr. Fox Movie Trailer
behind the scenes images via Huffington Post, List UK, Valerie Budayr, What Katie Does and Tumblr: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson, director of other notable films such as The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited, collaborated with Henry Selick for this stop-motion animation feature. They started working on the film in 2004 but in 2007, Selick left production in order to concentrate on directing his other film, Coraline. The movie was based on a children’s novel with the same title written by Roald Dahl.

images via The Hurst Review, The HD Room, Gawker Assets, Collider, All Movia, DVD Active, Movie Carpet, Ghost in the Machine and DVD Verdict

Film Facts:

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox is the first stop-motion animation film done for the film corporation, 20th Century Fox.
  • The overall feel of the film was inspired by a village in England, Great Missenden.
  • The entire movie was shot at a frame rate of 12 frames per second as opposed to shooting in the usual frame rate of 24 frames per second.
  • Wes Anderson spent more time directing the film through email than directing on set.
  • The book which the film was based on was Wes Anderson’s first book, which his mother bought for him when he was seven.
  • 535 puppets were used for the entire film.
  • Approximately 56,000 shots were used to create the film.

With the star-studded cast including George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Willem Defoe and Jason Schwartzman, the movie was a success and accumulated over $46 million in the box office.

Here’s a look at the film’s trailer:

Fantastic Mr. Fox – Trailer from Cutting Edge Commercial on Vimeo.

Read more articles on the ‘Stop-Motion’ series:
Stop-Motion Animation: Mary and Max

Sources:
Wikipedia: Fantastic Mr. Fox
IMDB: Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Telegraph: Wes Anderson Interview

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written by jeanmendoza on 2011-11-09 in #lifestyle #stop-motion-series #animation #wes-anderson #puppet #fantastic-mr-fox

5 Comments

  1. worried_shoes
    worried_shoes ·

    Awesome :) I adore Wes Anderson, and can´t get enough of his films. In fact on my top 5 movie list, four movies are directed by Wes.

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Another masterpiece !

  3. domo-guy
    domo-guy ·

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE.

  4. imaguoy
    imaguoy ·

    Best cussing movie of the decade.

  5. stephsmith92
    stephsmith92 ·

    I adore this film! I met most of the cast at the London BFI film festival! I think it was almost two years ago now but it was brilliant! George Clooney was so sweet and made time for everyone! Jonathan Ross was there to have a laugh with and many more famous faces made an appearance!

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