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Here's George Clooney Recording Lines For 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'

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Because "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is one of Wes Anderson's best movies and it's almost Thanksgiving and The Criterion Collection recently announced plans for a special edition Blu-ray of the 2009 stop-motion feature, it feels like the perfect time to unearth this reminder of the film's perfection. Rather than keep voice actors George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe and Bill Murray locked up in a studio, Anderson brought them to a farmhouse and had them act out the scenes live. Those vocals were then placed over the images, giving "Fantastic Mr. Fox" an energy not normally present in traditional animation. Fans already know this -- a behind-the-scenes feature showcasing this technique was release in 2009 -- but let's enjoy these GIFs of Clooney rolling around in the grass like a kid anyway. "Fantastic Mr. Fox" hits the Criterion Collection on Feb. 18, 2014.

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