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Monday, June 4th, 2012

Wes Anderson to Release Animated 'Moonrise Kingdom' Companion Piece Next Week

Considering that it did very well for itself again this past weekend, it seems like Moonrise Kingdom is poised to be a thing. Like a hipster Halloween costume for years to come level of a thing. And now Wes Anderson has told Comingsoon.net that Moonrise Kingdom, like The Darjeeling Limited, is getting a short film companion piece. He explained:

"[The character of Suzy has] a suitcase full of these young adult fantasy type novels… Sort of sci-fi/fantasy books. We had to invent them and give a little glimpse of each one. Different artists, most of whom very close to the filmmakers, were doing these. In fact, we have now animated them, each little passage, each in the style of the cover of the book. We've made a little short film that's hosted by Bob Balaban, the narrator in our movie. That will come out next week on the internet. It'll be a little companion piece to the movie."

No word yet on whether Natalie Portman's butt will make an appearance. Just in case, watch the Hotel Chevalier short, which some argue was the best part of The Darjeeling Limited: