November 9, 2009
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. Foxs 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
About Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson is the Director, Co-writer and Producer of Fantastic Mr. Fox. He was born in Houston, Texas and attended college at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the director and co-writer of Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited and the short Hotel Chevalier.
About Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach is the co- writer of Fantastic Mr. Fox and he wrote and directed Margot at the Wedding, The Squid and the Whale and Kicking and Screaming. With Anderson, he co-wrote The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and he is a contributor to The New Yorker magazine's "Shouts and Murmurs" department. His next film, Greenberg, will be released in 2010 by Focus Features.