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Wes Anderson’s Animated Short About the Books in “Moonrise Kingdom”

posted by Nell Minow

My favorite part of Moonrise Kingdom was the books.  Wes Anderson’s props are often more appealing than his characters (I still long for that luggage from Darjeeling Limited).  “Moonrise Kingdom” is set in 1965 and one of its lead 12-year-old characters brings library books with her when she runs away from home.  Those books are all created by Anderson with six different graphic designers commissioned to create book jackets for books that look and sound as though they could have been written in the 1960’s — and that will make you wish they had been, so you could look for vintage copies on Ebay.  Anderson has created an enchanting animated short featuring these books that is utterly captivating.

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