Posts Tagged ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’

STALKING: ‘Mr. Fox’ – you better respeck

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Please, pretty please, head over to Apple and check out this featurette about how ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox’ was made.  It’s fun and makes you feel like a child again, mainly because Jason Schwartzman is using his kind and energetic kindergarten storytime voice.

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They didn't put much time into this poster though did they?

I bet there’s a lot of that voice recording video hidden somewhere.  And by somewhere I mean coming up in the DVD special features section.  Can’t wait!!

But first the movie comes out and the challenge will be to not spend the whole viewing time going, ‘Think of the hours it took to make that fox’s eyebrow twitch.  Golly.’

STALKING: ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox’

Friday, July 31st, 2009

I got a request for this one.  (I take requests.)  SO HAPPY TO OBLIGE BECAUSE LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING THERE IS NO BIGGER ROALD DAHL FAN THAN I!!!  Yeah.  I’m yelling.  And at one point in my life that was totally true.

And oh brother, I rue the day I gave all my Roald Dahl books away to my little sisters in a gesture of passing-down-what-is-good, and those little Bs paid that forward and gave them away to something/someone else.  And I was all ‘hey do you have those Roald Dahl books, I want them’ and they were like ‘NO.’  That’s a dramatization, pretty sure I forgot to mention it was a temporary loan, but needless to say, bitterness followed.  Not mad anymore though.  Promise.

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The amount of nostalgia I feel over this book cover is excessive I think.

Point is, I read ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and while it may not be as vivid as ‘The BFG’ (bubbles go down = farting) or ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More’ (where I learned that poaching is bad and that a clear mind gives you powers) or omg do you remember ‘The Twits’??? and ‘The Witches!’ or wow, ‘MATILDA!!’ and then there were the giant peaches and the great glass elevators, and wow I’m having a really close bonding moment to the 10 year old me right now…

Oh look, a trailer-

Wow!  We can put to rest our worries from seeing those creepy stills that came out a while ago.  If the idea of Wes Anderson taking this on was too cool to be true, well I’m relieved that it looks like the dude delivered.

There’s an Ocean’s 11 – 13 vibe to this, no?  Even beyond George??

Like, I don’t remember this many one-liners (‘…because I’m little’!!).  Man, I wish I could go back and read this right now but did I tell you about how I used to have like ALL these Roald Dahl books….