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The promo for the follow-up to Fantastic Mr Fox has landed, and it looks like a slice of classic Anderson. Your thoughts please

Innovation is all well and good. Career development – well, it's hard to object. But that feeling of pleasure when watching the trailer for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom – it's only partly the gorgeous lighting, the Françoise Hardy music, the cracker lines. Mostly, it's relief. Every box is ticked: Schwartzman, Murray, pint-sized precocity, a retro pallette, distracted dads, slo-mo hand-holding, fab hats, dead-centre deadpan. And those new elements (Norton, McDormand, Bruce Willis – and his hair) feel fresh and diverting enough that you don't feel too sore about the gaps (what, no Wilson bro?).

A year and a half ago my colleague Xan Brooks wrote this in response to the Wes Anderson Spider-Man pastiche trailer:

Some directors spawn imitators. Others, it transpires, prompt spoofs. For better or worse, Anderson's »

- Catherine Shoard

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