Wes Anderson is known for meticulously set up and designed shots, often planned out in great detail beforehand. For The Grand Budapest Hotel, it appears he took this proclivity even further: creating a full, animated version before shooting even started. Though described as an animatic, or rough edit of storyboard images, in the New York Times, Jeff Goldblum, talking to the Wrap, called it a "beautifully animated version of the whole movie." Goldblum added that it included "all the cuts as they pretty much I think wound up to be." Anderson recorded all the voice-over and gave it to the actors for preparation. Willem Dafoe said that when he first watched the animatic, he thought, "This guy doesn’t even need actors. The film is already made." According to Goldblum, Dafoe told him that Anderson is considering including it as a DVD extra, which would make sense, as Anderson has always been a fan of now-antiquated technologies.
Most Viewed Stories
Drake’s Views Is Available on Apple Music, iTunes
The Daily Show’s Lewis Black Addresses Live’s Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Situation Like the Goddamn Disaster It Is
Breaking Down Every Song on Drake’s New Album, Views
Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele Eloped and Their Only Wedding Guest? This Ridiculous Dog
What’s New on Netflix: May 2016
‘Isn’t This Funnier?’ New Girl Creator Liz Meriwether Recalls the Making of the Prince Episode
Mario Lopez and Anderson Cooper’s Thirst for Michael Strahan’s Live Gig Is Going to Cause a Drought
When Did Audiences Stop Taking ‘Middlebrow’ Television Seriously?
The Big Bang Theory Recap: Let’s Get Toasted
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May Once Again Attempt (and Quickly Fail) to Name Their Motoring Show
Latest News from VultureA Brief Look at Will Ferrell’s Brief Involvement With a Ronald Reagan Dementia Movie
The short answer: It wasn't worth the trouble.Of Course the Cheesecake Factory Responded to Drake’s Views Shout-out With a Meme
We made a better one.Elisabeth Moss Will Star in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Trading the Sexist Past of Mad Men for the Sexist Future of Gilead
Moss will play Offred.Why the Ghostbusters Trailer Is the Most-Hated Movie Trailer on YouTube
We'll give you one guess what happened.Keanu Review: When Key and Peele’s Cat Comedy Is Good, It’s Soooo Good
"Help it make some money this weekend so they can all do it again."What’s Leaving Showtime: May 2016
Good-bye Evita, King Kong, and Dead Poets Society.Aloha Means Hello and Good-bye, Which Is What People Have Been Saying to One Aloha Billboard for a Full Year
Aloha is evergreen.6 Supreme Memes of Zac Efron’s Baywatch Face-plant
Thanks, internet.What’s Leaving HBO: May 2016
Good-bye Brokeback Mountain, A Knight's Tale, and 10 Things I Hate About You.What’s New on Showtime: May 2016
The Royal Tenenbaums! Penny Dreadful! The Stanford Prison Experiment!
"When a guy makes a point of articulating, 'Here’s a financial transaction that’s about to take place,' that is a big red flag."Finally Some Good Political News for You to Click On: Allison Janney Stepped in As White House Press Secretary
Got that, Carol?What’s New on HBO: May 2016
Mr. Show! Mistress America! Jupiter Ascending!Watch Nicole Kidman Debate Going Topless in The Family Fang
It's an exclusive clip from her new movie.The Good Wife’s Most Epic Recurring Guest Stars, Ranked
Elsbeth is my everything.Will Ferrell Is Not Doing the Ronald Reagan Comedy That Made Reagan’s Family So Angry
"While it is by no means [an] 'Alzheimer's comedy' as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project."
When Harry Met Sally! 99 Homes! Sex, Lies, and Videotape!The Catch Recap: Who Is the Benefactor?
"The Benefactor" deepened my love of this slick, sudsy show.RIP ‘Loveline’
“Loveline,” the call-in show that made Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew, and sex-question talk radio famous, aired its final broadcast last night.What’s New on Hulu: May 2016
Goldfinger! Airplane! Selfie!