The Fantastic Mr Wonderland (Trailer Watch: Alice in Wonderland & The Fantastic Mr Fox)
A hectic past fortnight, including carnage at MIFF, interviews with actors and directors and an Everest-high pile of things on my to-do-but-haven’t-and-really-should list has caused the Trailer Watch section of Cinetology to neglect two big slices from the preview pie: the new glimpses of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox.
The Mad Hatter-centric trailer for Alice is available here; it’s no surprise they’re using a full-flight OTW Johnny Depp to sell the film, even if he is practically unrecognisable.
The trailer for Fantastic Mr Fox is available here. Anderson’s distinctive quirk-laden style isn’t obscured at all by the fact that this is his first foray into the genre of stop-motion animation; indeed, his quirk factor is likely only to drift upwards to new misty clouds of celluloid craziness. Or something.
Both trailers are well worth checking out. Grouped with Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, these three great-looking features make a mean trifecta in the field of children’s literature adaptations. And, as is the case with the best of ‘em, adults have every reason to get excited too.