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Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Animated Short Has the Whimsy You Were Looking For

In Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, heroine Suzy Bishop takes a suitcase full of books with her when she runs away from home. None of the books are real — Anderson hired artists to create the different covers. But in this new short, narrated/hosted by the pretty much always perfect Bob Ballaban, six of the books are brought to life via animation, with Bishop reading passages from each. It's great, especially if you've seen the movie and just want to inhabit that world for another five minutes or so. The video is not embeddable because people are selfish, so head on over to EW to see it for yourself.