Many people will say that Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of his best films and, I agree. I’d also take it a step further and say it’s one of the best films of the past decade. It’s imminently watchable, masterful in its story and design and simply, well, fantastic. However stop-motion animation is time consuming and expensive and many thought Anderson would be one-and-done with stop motion. Well throw that idea to the dogs!
News broke yesterday that Andersons next film (or perhaps the one after the next one as stop-motion animation takes so long, he can probably shoot a live action one before it’s actually done) will be a stop-motion film about a pack of dogs. No sooner was that announcement made when today, a bunch of the cast was revealed including Anderson stalwarts Jeff Goldblum, Edward Norton and Bob Balaban along with Anderson newbie Bryan Cranston.
This is great news for fans of Anderson and especially fans of stop-motion animation. It’s also welcome news given the kerfuffle animators and Anderson had after Fantastic Mr. Fox and it’ll be curious to see if that team returns.