Oscar-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson burst onto the film scene in the mid-'90s with the boldly eccentric 'Bottle Rocket' and 'Rushmore,' captivating moviegoers with his oddball characters, vintage flare and unique take on dysfunctional family, all set to great tunes.

Next up: bringing Roald Dahl's cherished children's book 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' to life. Utilizing stop-motion animation, Anderson captures the picaresque misadventures of the wily, chicken-thieving Mr. Fox, voiced by a boisterous George Clooney.

With his first wholly animated film, we caught up with Anderson to discuss the difficulties of crafting a stop-motion feature and his love of Dahl's stories.