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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

November 18, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Behind the scenes with “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Let’s briefly interrupt the all-“New Moon”-all-the-time-ishness of this week for something completely different. Today I saw Wes Anderson’s delightful new stop-motion-animation film, “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” based on the children’s book by Roald Dahl. It’s funny, sweet and wonderfully creative — and you get a sense of how creative it is by watching this brief featurette about the making of the film. I was surprised to see how teeny the animal figures actually are (stitching those little costumes must have been a chore), and that Anderson had his cast record their voice tracks outdoors at a farm, rather than in a studio. “Fantastic Mr. Fox” opens in multiple Seattle theaters Wednesday, Nov. 25. It’s a treat.

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