Monthly Archives: November 2009

NPR: Wes’ Influences and Jason on Wait, Wait…

NPR Weekend Edition did a little piece on Wes Anderson’s influences in Fantastic Mr. Fox:

“Eric says he thinks that it’s based on my relationship with my older brother,” says Anderson. “He was always taller, and he’s very intelligent, and he was always better adjusted than I was. He’s also very well-mannered and just always had it together. Now he’s a doctor. … I was a kind of grouchier, less well-adjusted child, so I think that might’ve been an inspiration without me ever thinking of it.”

Jason Schwartzman is going to be the guest for the “Not My Job” segment on Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me (“the NPR news quiz”) this weekend. Here is Jason’s apperance.

M. Fantastique Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Allocine has announced two of the actors who will be voicing Fantastic Mr. Fox in la version française, and they’re on par with their American counterparts. Mathieu Amalric (Quantam of SolaceThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Arnuad Desplechin‘s A Chrismas Tale) will be providing the dub for Mr. Fox, and Isballe Huppert (8 Women, The Piano Teacher, I Heart Huckabees) will be voicing Mrs. Fox. If I read correctly, the film comes out in February in France. No other cast for the dub has been announced, but as The Playlist speculates, Wes is likely involved in this version of the film and its casting. If more interesting names pop up we’ll be sure to let you know.

Fantastic Mr. Fox concept art


We have compiled a gallery of concept art from the production of Fantastic Mr. Fox. Click here or on the image above for the flash slideshow, here for the simple gallery. A few of the smaller images appear rather grainy in the slideshow.