(This video was auto-playing, so I deleted it last night. Now it’s not annoying.)
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This looks fantastic, much cooler than I had expected.
Wow. That looks pretty amateurish and creepy. The characters look like stuffed dead animal heads on human bodies and there is no expression in their stiff faces. If that’s the best they can scrape together for the trailer then this film will make no money – like the rest of Wes Anderson’s movies.
Looks promising. “Life Aquatic” and “Darjeeling Limited” were terrible, so my expectations can only be surpassed. Wes Anderson is at his best when he writes with Owen Wilson. Their screenwriting collabaritions have led to three great movies. Too bad Owen’s acting career has taken off, leaving Wes to work with other writers. His work has definitely suffered because of it. I hope “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” is a return to form for Wes Anderson.
Really? I just about fell asleep watching the trailer. But if I ever see it, I’ll say I like it, ’cause we’re supposed to love his movies, right? Otherwise, you know, we’re just not cool, smart, etc.
We need to stop letting this guy make movies…
nothing has ever compelled me to respond on this blog until now. but this trailer is truly NOT fantastic and marketing should rethink their strat.
If it’s Wes Anderson, it’s still annoying.
no, it’s still annoying
This will work well with those who went to see Chicken Run, whoever they are… Big names are the reason why it’s not going to flop. But definitely not my cup of tea.
Sorry… I thought you said it was no longer annoying.
I agree with the observer’s comments. The animation looked really stiff and jerky. Did they hire amateurs to perform the stop-motion animation? I was expecting it to be a bit smoother, and instead…it just feels really rough. It might do well, although I believe that this film will be at most a modest success.
I kind of like the raw looking stop motion animation, and I think most of the cast sounds good. But I don’t find Clooney very animated as Mr. Fox. I just don’t get the spark, or the elan, in the character that I remembered from the book when I was a kid. I just get the sense that he’s not burning many calories on this character, if you know what I mean.
But that might be just me. I can be a stickler sometimes.
Guy, it’s STYLIZED amateurishness. Remember faux naif – like Bjork’s dress code?
And yes, I agree, creepy and annoying and, frankly, Wes, more than a little repetitive. Once again with the over-the-plate table shot. And the quirky scrapbook…
Is this Ocean’s 16 or 17?
Stop motion animation died with the Corpse Bride.
This is another example of what happens when a director who’s only experienced in live-action decides he can make an animated film that’s “more sophisticated” than those other “cartoons”… seriously, Wes, have you ever seen a well-done animated film?
Wow. There’s a lot of jealousy festering on this board. We should all be so lucky to have more such voices in cinema. Even if the work does grate the senses — feel fortunate.
Isn’t this just Chicken Run with foxes? And George Clooney?
I think this looks like an acid trip — a good one!
Wes Anderson is one of the most brilliant directors working right now.
And no, if you dont get his movies that doesnt make you uncool or stupid. It just makes you a tasteless philistine who thinks good cinema is whatever crap Hollywood shoves down your throat from week to week.
Life Aquatic and Darjeeling were great as I expect, from the look of the trailer, this will be too. And obviously the herky jerky stop motion is a stylistic choice not an error in the animation. I really hate geeks.
Thanks Wes, some of us enjoy your movies immensely and for us alone I hope you keep making them.
@P.O’ed–You obviously missed Coraline.
This has Clooney flop written all over it. Boooooooooo!
The comments here are saddening. There are so many jealous and embittered people out there. Wes Anderson has an original, peculiar cinematic voice that I truly enjoy, so I will be there for this. As for the haters in here, time for you to hang up if you’re frustrated filmmakers and this is your only outlet for hating those who are out there busting their asses making movies.
This does not look good. Time for some new voices, Hollywood.
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