News: Wes Anderson to return to Animation

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Wes Anderson is coming off the most successful film of his career with The Grand Budapest Hotel,” one that we are hoping will hold out for at least a Best Original Screenplay Oscar, but now we can now look forward to a new and ambitious stop animation project from the director.

Speaking this weekend at the Lisbon And Estoril Film Festival (viac7nema), Anderson revealed that he may return to the world of stop-motion for his next picture.  He said that the story would be divided into episodes, not unlike Vittorio De Sica’s “The Gold Of Naples.” Which would be an interesting concept especially with a stop-motion animation film.

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It’s not a bad move for the director who learnt many new skills to add to his repertoire on the set of ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox,’ his last stop-motion animation adapted from the classic children’s book written by Roald Dahl, which took four years to make. It was certainly an experience he enjoyed as we see the use of animation and models in Anderson’s most recent films Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel. After his recent string of success of having the highest grossing indie film this year, it seems like Anderson is in high demand. So we’re curious to see if this latest idea pans out.

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Written by Will Harper

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