Moonrise Kingdom's CompanionIllustration // Sunday, 24 Jun 2012
A companion piece to Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, featuring animated snippets from each of Suzy’s favourite books. Directed by Wes Anderson himself, and produced/animated by One Hand Clapping, who worked on Fantastic Mr. Fox. In Wes Anderson's indie mega-hit "Moonrise Kingdom," 12-year-old Suzy (Kara Hayward) packs an unusual set of items for her runaway adventure with her pen-pal boyfriend, Sam (Jared Gilman): A half-dozen (fictitious) storybooks she stole from the library, three of which she reads aloud over the course of the film. Anderson commissioned six artists to create the books' evocative jacket covers, but initially the director wanted to take the artistry even further. "At one point in the process, when she's reading these passages from these books, I'd thought about going into animation," he says.
The animated shorts include: Shelly and the Secret Universe, The Francine Odysseys, The Girl from Jupiter, Disappearance of the 6th Grade, The Light of Seven Matchsticks, and The Return of Auntie Lorraine.