Proof That Fantastic Mr. Fox Is Every Bit as Wes Anderson-y as His Live-Action Movies

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March 11 2014 11:43 AM

Fantastic Mr. Fox Is Every Bit as Wes Anderson-y as You Thought

There are few modern-day directors who fit so easily into the auteur theory as Wes Anderson, whose stylistic patterns are well studied by now, nearly 20 years after his debut feature, Bottle Rocket. In “The Fox & Mr. Anderson,” filmmaker kogonada points out the many visual parallels between the director’s one fully animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox and his live-action films.

The similarities in the camera work and mise-en-scène will likely be unsurprising to fans, but they will also, I suspect, be a treat. Enjoy.

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Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.