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Wes Anderson Directed "Fantastic Mr. Fox" via Email?

Posted: September 9th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Wes Anderson Directed "Fantastic Mr. Fox" via Email?Submit Comment
Empire magazine sat down for an interview with "Fantastic Mr Fox" cinematographer Tristan Oliver, who revealed that even though Wes Anderson was supposed to oversee the film's animation, he instead decided to avoid the set as much as possible and instead direct the film via email.

"I think Wes doesn't understand what you can do, and he often wants us to do what you can't do, and the length of time the process takes ... I don't think he quite comprehends that, and how difficult it is to change something once you've started," said Oliver. "It takes a big amount of someone's time to change a very small thing."

He continued: "I think he also doesn't understand that an animator is a performer. An animator is an actor. And this is the secret to animation: you direct your animator, you do not direct the puppet, because the puppet is an inanimate object. You direct an animator as if you're directing an actor, and they will give you a performance. So we'll get a note back from Wes saying 'that arm movement is wrong.' But that arm movement is part of a fluid performance. And that has been really quite difficult for the animators."

Oliver added that Anderson's directing style included sending in his favorite DVDs to give animators an idea of what he'd like to see.

Click here to read more about "Fantastic Mr. Fox."

Source: drnorth, Empire


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nope.com writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 4:25:07 AM

hmm
dandythelion writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 4:30:40 AM

someone said wes was directing from paris via his iPhone.

Schwartzman said wes was instudio and having them actually act out the scenes with the actors instead of just standing there recording it.

it sounds like this guy must not have been around then. they had a hell of alot of animators on it.

i cant wait to see this though.
Ted Mosby writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 4:33:44 AM

Wes Anderson is still one of my top Directors regardless of whether this is true. This guy just wants his name to be heard... very pointless
Kill-the-director writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 7:45:54 AM

i think the animation for this looks sh*te so i wont bother spending 6.70 to see this
WeThePeople writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 8:27:56 AM

"Schwartzman said wes was instudio and having them actually act out the scenes with the actors instead of just standing there recording it."

That was to capture the audio.
jaz_mayor writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 4:37:39 PM

This is such a departure from the original source material that it only reminds me of an animated oceans 11.
lawman writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 4:40:04 PM

Last time I checked the Cinematographer works FOR the director. He should shut his faggot ass pupeteer mouth and be glad his gay ass profession even exists. He gets paid to shove his hand up an ass. I am sure he is in his glory!!!! GAY ASS, PUPPET ASS, BITCH!!
Jedimax writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 4:45:55 PM

It looks good either way, I mean a lot of the time films have completely different animation directors for the project.

Who directed Osmosis Jones The Farrelly Brothers, or Tom Sito and Piet Kroon?
SpookyCupcakes writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 4:50:10 PM

Alex, the 'Plan 9 from outer space' remake trailer is out, post an article if you want:

http://plan9movie.com/trailer.html
Rarehunter writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 5:03:35 PM

Holy sh*t thats one f*cked up fox
The5thBeatle5 writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 5:44:08 PM

Who cares, the movies made and it looks incredible! Wes Andersons movies are outstanding as always!
manichispanic writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 6:09:23 PM

in the short making-of for this film, there are lots of shots of him in the studio directing the scenes...
SpookyCupcakes writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 6:20:55 PM

@ The5thBeatle5

I read all your comments in Paul Rugg's voice.
triggax writes:
on September 9th, 2009 at 8:36:57 PM

I wonder if he'll realize who Paul Rugg is even...?

How ironic if he doesn't.
The5thBeatle5 writes:
on September 10th, 2009 at 2:16:23 AM

@spookycupcakes hahahahah

thank you little spooky boy with the smiley and blood by its EYE! muhaven!
The5thBeatle5 writes:
on September 10th, 2009 at 2:18:11 AM

@triggax i definitely know who Paul Rugg is, hes one of my idols....he needs to be in more stuff, too Foymaven!

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