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Vanity Fair has a great feature today on all the nuts-and-bolts that went into creating Wes Anderson’s stop-motion, George-Clooney-voiced Fantastic Mr. Fox. I’d seen the trailer a while back and didn’t give it a second thought. I realize now that I’ve been coming at this film all wrong.


I love stop-motion but it’s so old-new that I’d completely forgotten that I do. Finding out that Anderson was working from a Rudolf-the-Red-Nosed-Reindeer-type reference point, I suddenly remembered how much I’m into that stuff. Shoot…this could be really, really good.
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the VF caption: “Wes sent us his trousers so we could match the corduroy,” recalls MacKinnon. “He said that he wanted Mr. Fox to wear a yellow corduroy suit, ‘the sort of suit you’d see on any man walking down the street in Paris.’

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