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.
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 youd see on any man walking down the street in Paris.