Filmmaker Wes Anderson Recalls How 'Bottle Rocket' Bombed
The New York Public Library - New York Public Library
LIVE from the NYPL presents an evening with director Wes Anderson ("Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums") in conversation with screenplay co-writer Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale") about "Fantastic Mr. Fox," Wes Anderson's first animated film. In "Fantastic Mr. Fox," Wes Anderson utilizes classic handmade stop-motion techniques to tell the story of the classic children's book by Roald Dahl.Mr. and Mrs. Fox (George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristofferson (Eric Anderson). But after twelve years of quiet domesticity, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community...The film is produced by Allison Abbate, Scott Rudin, Wes Anderson and Jeremy Dawson.