Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox ★★★★

“I don't know what you're talking about, but it sounds illegal.”

been a while since i last saw something from Wes Anderson and this greeted me on my prime video recommendations list today. lovely film. not only does it unite Anderson’s aesthetic with incredibly detailed and good-looking stop motion, but it’s also the most heartfelt of his works for me. 

the color palette screams fall in the woods; warm oranges, soft shades of brown and grey, some leftover greens from the prime of Mr. Fox’s career spring. can’t even imagine the workload that goes into these animated marvels, especially when they look this immaculately put together. total precision and frame after frame offers wimmelbild-like compositions. i want to LIVE in this it’s so frickin beautiful and funny and existential 

great voicework and all the characters have such distinct personalities, which are often relatable. it’s Anderson so a dysfunctional family is already on the program and i almost cried twice lol. he writes deeply sad personalities with a weirdly endearing understanding. v comforting to be reminded of the silliness of cracked relationships. Desplat’s score underlines the comedy and fleeting notes of euphoria with utter magic.

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