Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
Wes Anderson regulars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman are now confirmed as voices for Anderson’s upcoming stop-animation adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox. George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Anjelica Huston have been previously announced in various trade papers.
But don’t look for it to hit theaters any time soon, Anderson told MTV that “It will take a couple years to do the animating.” I love all the old classic stop-animated Christmas movies. It’s really an animation technique that is falling to the wayside in this new world of digital animation.
Anderson also revealed that he wants the film to have a more organic feel:
“The settings will be very natural. We want to use real trees and real sand, but it’s all miniature.”