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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Anderson dreams of animation return

Published 14/11/2013|14:26

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Wes Anderson says he's been struggling to get funding for another animated film

Wes Anderson has said he would like to make an animated film for kids.

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The Oscar-nominated filmmaker, who made the stop-motion film Fantastic Mr Fox in 2009, said at the Rome Film Festival that he has been trying to return to animation but that funding has been a challenge, reported Screen Daily.

"We have been talking about an animated film together but as we work on it, we are struggling as it's becoming increasingly violent, depressing and inappropriate for youngsters so probably won't get funded," he said.

"I would like to do something though as it's been a pleasure to make a couple of films that young people like. With Fantastic Mr Fox, I have all the puppets in our apartment in New York and kids love to see them. So I would like to do something for young people again."

Wes said he would consider making a film in 3D, after being impressed with Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity.

"I would. The 3D in Gravity is unbelievable and Alfonso Cuaron is quite amazing," he said.

The 44-year-old director's next film is The Grand Budapest Hotel, starring Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law and Saoirse Ronan alongside frequent collaborators Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody and Bill Murray. The movie will be released in spring 2014.

"It's set in an invented country that is part Czechoslovakia, part Hungary, part Poland. The biggest inspiration is the novels and short stories of Stefan Zweig and his memoir, The World Of Yesterday," he explained.

"We were also trying to draw on American movies of the 1930s set in Europe, like the films of [Ernst] Lubitsch."

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