Felt like Moonrise Kingdom needed animation? You weren’t the only one…

| o | - Library books of New Penzance

At this stage pretty much everyone on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean has seen Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson’s cute love story that tells the tale of Sam and Suzy who find love on the island of New Penzance, New England.

If you liked the film as both of us did (here is Paraic’s review), then this new little series of animated clips courtesy of Entertainment Weekly is sure to pique your interest. Anderson had a series of animators create clips for the six library books that Suzy carries around. The animations ultimately weren’t used but being the stand-up bloke that he is, Anderson has now shared them with us all. Usually this would be some sort of “BUY THE DVD!!” tie-in, but there you go.

The video is an E.W. exclusive so we can’t embed it right now so you’ll have to click the image above to find out more and view the video.

I could easily have done with twice as much from Bob Balaban’s narrator in the film so it’s nice to see him introducing the clips from his library.

Moonrise Kingdom

Two star-crossed lovers - ★★★★

The inseparable power of young love against the reality of middle-aged ennui is at the heart of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.

The film tells the story of Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) who have fallen in love through a one off meeting at a church production of the story of Noah’s ark. The following summer they decide to run away together having only kept in touch via letters. Sam escapes from the scout camp run by the fantastic Ed Norton as Scout Master Ward. Suzy slips unnoticed from her family life with her parents Bill Murray and Frances Mc Dormand too wrapped up in living separate lives to immediately notice. Once the alarm is raised the whole island lends in to help find the missing children and as a result many people are forced to examine their life and it’s meaning.

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Cannes 2012 awards presented early after Moonrise Kingdom photocall

Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom premiered at Cannes this morning

Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom premiered at Cannes this morning

Best dressed of the fest: Mr. Bill Murray

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Moonrise Kingdom is hipster heaven

Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom re-cast as High School hipsters

New York Magazine’s illustrators have been hard at work on re-imaging Summer Movie Casts as High School Cliques.

Pick of the bunch is without doubt their rendering of Wes Anderson’s upcoming Moonrise Kingdom, a film we’re very excited about here at Spooool.

Moonrise Kingdom as … The Hipsters

That sound you hear — 1960s folk rock — is definitely coming from the Moonrise Kingdomtable, where Wes Anderson’s crew exults in hard-to-find vinyl. As Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman prove too cool for school (Schwartzman’s reading some J.D. Salinger novel, but you probably haven’t heard of it), Tilda Swinton’s ironic knitting habit references her ironic love of Portlandia‘s “Put a Bird on It” sketch. So … it’s sincere?

Check out the rest on Vulture now.

I think it’s OK to get excited about Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom now…

The start of January is normally a bleak time. But this year’s post-Epiphany season was brightened up with the trailer for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom hitting the internets. People got very excited with the first look at the first live action film in five years from one of North American cinema’s most distinctive talents.

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