I kind of ignored all i heard about this movie in the past couple of weeks; somehow I just thought it was a simple stop-motion picture and one that didn’t even look that pretty. Seeing this trailer though makes me realize what a weird and quirky movie this is going to be.

It’s directed and written by Wes Anderson, who previously did The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Tha Darjeeling Limited. So that should give you an idea what type of movie this is going to be. Here’s the description:

Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox’s 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. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers — Boggis, Bunce and Bean — who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.

And here’s the trailer:

Quirky, right? After reading the description, I’m guessing it’s not exactly what you were expecting to see. At least it wasn’t for me; I was very much surprised (although I shouldn’t have been: it’s Wes Anderson) at how much I liked this trailer.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox – Release Date: October 2009 (UK), November 2009 (US)