Two cool new images from Mr. Fox

The French movie site FilmSactu has just posted two great hi-res pictures from The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited director Wes Anderson's stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic kids' book The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

The film, adapted by Anderson in collaboration with his The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou co-writer Noah Baumbach (best known for The Squid and the Whale) concerns Mr. Fox trying outwit a cadre of three mean and nasty farmers out to wipeout Mr. Fox, his family, and the families of their woodland neighbors.

The movie stars the voices of George Clooney as Mr. Fox, Meryl Streep as Mrs. Fox (replacing Cate Blanchette), Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Willem Defoe, Adrien Brody and Michael Gambon. Anderson had originally planned to do Mr. Fox with Coraline director Henry Selick (who had done the animation for The Life Aquatic, but instead worked with a London-based crew, many of whom had worked with Tim Burton on The Corpse Bride.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox is scheduled to open in November of 2009.

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