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Featurette on the making of FANTASTIC MR. FOX

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
October 5th, 2009

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So, how do you direct a stop-motion animated film that encompasses 5,229 shots, 621,450 frames, and 120 GB of of daily storage (with a total of 18.5 TB), when up to 30 stages are filming at once? That's the question answered by this video explaining the technology that went behind Wes Anderson's FANTASTIC MR. FOX.

You'd think that making a stop-motion feature film would be pretty straightforward, but for this movie Wes Anderson took it to a whole new level. A new system called Fishcat was developed for the film, which essentially took Anderson to the studio whenever he needed to show the animators something or brought the studio to him (electronically, of course). This is not the first time we've seen directors do their jobs from a different location, but this isn't just a director talking to the crew through webcam. Check out how this new system helped bring FANTASTIC MR. FOX to life after the jump.

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