Wes Anderson to Return to Stop Motion Animation

Wes Anderson has been making some of his best work over the past several years, and I think a lot of that has to do with his exposure to stop motion animation. Fantastic Mr. Fox was a film that took Anderson’s diorama approach to a literal diorama, and it turned into a fantastic film. His next to projects, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel, may not have been in stop motion, but he certainly took methods he learned from there and implemented them.

Well, c7ema is reporting (via The Playlist) Anderson will return to stop motion with one of his next films, which he revealed at a Q&A at the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival. The film, he says, is to be divided into several episodes, inspired by the anthology structure of The Gold of Naples by legendary Italian director Vittorio De Sica.

Anderson’s last three outings have all been outstanding efforts, with Moonrise Kingdom not only being my favorite of the three but of all of Anderson’s films. I would love to see what a stop motion anthology film from Wes Anderson would look like. He is operating on a high level without sacrificing a second of his voice. People may complain about how affected his films may be, but I couldn’t care less. They connect with me, and I look forward to whatever he has going on next


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