Wes spoke to Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air earlier today. Haven’t had a chance to listen yet, but Fresh Air interviews are always worth a listen. The interview is great, probably the best Wes’ done for Mr. Foxthus far, we highly recommend it.
To listen to or download the interview, head on over to NPR.
Wes has written a great behind the scene look at a favorite scene of his in the film. Too much media to copy here, but head over to The Huffington Post to read the whole article with Wes’ sketch of the scene and a video of the scene.
“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.”
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 Solace, The 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 HeartHuckabees) 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.
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.