Why We Can't Wait for Fantastic Mr. Fox

Why We Can't Wait for Fantastic Mr. Fox

Sarah Coffey
Nov 6, 2009

There are so many reasons why we're excited about Wes Anderson's interpretation of this classic Roald Dahl story, but the main one is the amazing level of detail that went into designing the stage sets, which have a nostalgic 1970s feel. Bonus points if you know the real-life inspiration for this particular interior. Click below for the answer and the movie trailer.

The office shown above is based on Roald Dahl's own backyard writing shed, which he refused to have cleaned and, even now, remains in the same chaotic state that he left it, with pencil shavings on the floor. From the tweed armchair to the pin-ups on the wall, Anderson's interpretation of Dahl's world (both real and imagined) already has us hooked.

According to a profile of Anderson written by Richard Brody for the New Yorker, the style of the movie grounds the fantastical story in realistic details. The film's co-producer, Molly Cooper, told Brody, "Wes wants the references to be from the real world. A desk actually has a coffee stain, piles of papers, things you'd have in a real-world setting."

Fantastic Mr. Fox opens November 13 in select theaters, and nationwide Thanksgiving weekend. For more information, visit the film's website right here.

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