July 30, 2009

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I had high hopes for Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox”.  It had a strong voice cast, came from a strong author (Roald Dahl), and I’m always cheering for stop-motion animation.  But this trailer has very little to cheer for.  Maybe it’s intentional, but the stop-motion animation looks sloppy (especially when compared to what “Coraline” accomplished earlier this year) and I would say that’s perhaps intentional in an attempt to charm…except the trailer isn’t charming.  It’s got the hip-heist and the snappy dialogue and absolutely no heart.  I hope this is just a poor trailer but whereas Anderson’s previous films may have been repetitive, they at least had some heart but this movie might be as lifeless as it’s stop-motion models.

Check out the trailer after the jump and judge for yourself.  “Fantastic Mr. Fox” hits theatres on November 13th.

Click here to see the trailer in HD from Yahoo! Movies.

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