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'Moonrise Kingdom' Will Have Companion Short Hosted by Bob Balaban


Though Moonrise Kingdom sort of lacks that classically-Andersonian, conspicuously-touching moment that makes you almost cry despite existing in a carefully-constructed twee fantasy, it will make up for that insufficiency with a charming, animated companion short hosted by Bob Balaban. Because it's apparently going to have that.

Speaking to ComingSoon, director Wes Anderson said:

"[The character of Suzy has] a suitcase full of these young adult fantasy type novels, sort of sci-fi/fantasy books. We had to invent them and give a little glimpse of each one. Different artists, most of whom very close to the filmmakers, were doing these. In fact, we have now animated them, each little passage, each in the style of the cover of the book. We've made a little short film that's hosted by Bob Balaban, the narrator in our movie. That will come out next week on the internet. It'll be a little companion piece to the movie."

If a Wilson brother is not involved in said short, the union is going to hear about this, Wes.

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