Deleted Animated Storybook Scenes from Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

“Do you like to read?” might be a strange opening line for an clip but there’s a good reason it’s asked.

Wes Anderson’s indie hit, ‘Moonrise Kingdom‘ sees 12 year old Suzy (Kara Hayward) pack some unusual things when she decides to run away with her pen-pal boyfriend Sam (Jared Gilman). Among the items she packs are six books she stole from the library. Anderson experimented with animation to accompany Suzy’s narration of the stories but they didn’t end up in the final film, instead, it’s been released as a little extra treat for audiences. The clip is introduced by Bob Balaban who narrates the full feature film.

The six animated stories from Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ were originally from

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ had it’s premiere as the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. It’s currently on limited release.

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.

Watch the trailer below:

For more information, check out the film’s official website.

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