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Excuse me? Is The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day being flirted with by a psychotic rat?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I’m not prejudiced against including newer BTS images in this series, I just hadn’t found many that tickled my fancy enough to include over some of these amazing classic stills. This one did. I remember seeing this still around the time Fantastic Mr. Fox was released and thinking how cool it was then… For one, it has Mr. Bill Murray in it, so it’s automatically in the top 10% of coolest pictures ever. Secondly, it’s the voice and the visage of the Badger character in one frame, something you don’t typically get with animated movies of any sort. Usually it’s just a boring shot of an actor, wearing reading glasses and big-ass headphones, alone in a booth in their sweats looking like they just rolled out of bed. Looking at this shot really made me smile and made me want to immediately put the movie on. That’s usually a pretty good indicator of a good BTS shot. Here it is (click for the bigger version)! Enjoy!:

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes likes thinking about its red dress… -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Netflix Top 5 for sure

    by loc420

    What a great movie!! Great Pic

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST


    by disfigurehead

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    great cussin' picture

    by durhay

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Love this movie!

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    Any time I need a pick me up, Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of those types of movies I'll put on and I'll instantly be in a better mood.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Love Wes Anderson

    by BookhouseBoy

    Rushmore just gets better and better with age...

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    newer BTS images

    by redrain

    there's not gonna be to many of them quint. The Fantastic Mr. Fox was great! Thanks.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    cant wait for tomorrows pic

    by jsaltis

    one of the best performances ever, her monologue in the kitchen where libataque's camera goes out of focus because he's crying (IMDB) is otherwordly. keep up the good work, love all the pics

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Are you sure it's not a Groundhog?

    by cookylamoo

    Or a mole?

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Awesome ...


    Murray is a miserable fuck but I love the man in almost everything he has ever made.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    PR picture

    by teamneedle

    this seems like more of a PR picture then BTS scenes-- at least Wes Anderson isn't in it, o wait, that would be impossible.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    don't cuss with me!

    by oisin5199

    that's all I got. Love this movie.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Are you sure it's not a gopher?

    by alan_poon

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    This column is SO DAMN USELESS.

    by Nice Marmot

    Just kidding. I'm not a douche. Awesome photo, by the way!

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    yep, loved it. solid movie.

    by smudgewhat

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Don't You Have

    by Karuma

    Movies or TV series to review or something productive to do instead of looking for old photographs? Please, stop. Get help. You need serious therapy, dude. Or at least a review of your job description.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Contrary to Karuma

    by lochkray

    I love the Behind the Scenes pics. Keep them up please.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    by lochkray

    That was the first Wes Anderson movie that I actually "got". Something about it being pupets just made the humor work in a way that never did with his live action movies. For me, anyway. I know lots of other people that love his flicks.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Can't see enlarged picture Error 404


    The link to the bigger picture gives me an Error 404.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I thought this was gonna be Katy Perry and Russell Brand

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Never mind then.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I'm getting the same error.

    by Willbraham


  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    I don't have a bandit mask, but I modified this tube sock

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    You look good.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    And this is the only Wes Anderson movie...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...that has genuinely made me laugh. Everything else is funny peculiar as opposed to funny ha-ha.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Kinda makes up for Garfield

    by Screwbini


  • Sept. 7, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Bill is never going to fit through that door

    by JT Kirk

    his head is just too big.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    He used to be funny.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Nasty In The Pasty...

    by NeverTalksBack

    "Yeah, I do" <p> <p> LOVE this movie! And Wes Anderson in general. I happen to think The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is one of Bill Murray's best performances. One of my favorite movies of all time as well ;)

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Just saw it. Kinda meh for me.

    by MapMan

    I finally saw this movie last weekend. I had been dieing to see it since I first saw the trailer.<br><br> I have to admit I was a bit disappointed. It seemed like most of the best parts were in the trailer. I loved the animation and cast but it just it just wasn't as good as I thought it would be.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Just gets better with multiple viewings

    by Jollymorphic

    Captivated by it in the theatre. Got the Blu-ray for my birthday (since I had been raving about the movie so much), and it's been the gift that keeps on giving. No qualms whatsoever about the children watching it, and yet the content for adults is so much richer and deeper and more bittersweet than what other contemporary family films have to offer. Aside from the reliable Pixar machine (though would people really have been so enthusiastic about Up if it hadn't been a Pixar film?), I guess it's natural that the only memorable family films come from auters who are briefly dipping their toes in the genre (like George Miller with Happy Feet).

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Whoops. "Auteurs."

    by Jollymorphic


  • Sept. 7, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Great movie!

    by HansBubi

    I enjoyed it. I don't want to sound like I'm telling MapMan he watched it with the wrong mindset, yet a "the trailer was better" reaction proves he didn't savor the greatness of each small line and detail.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    This movie is so cussing great.

    by r_kelly

    Love it. Such an AUTUMN film. I want to watch it with pumpkin pie and turkey.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I know this is my first day here and all...

    by MalcomTuckerJR

    And first impressions being important and all that, but I gotta be honest,I hate Wes Anderson,I hate his movies,and people who constantly praise him get on my nerves.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST


    by MapMan

    Like I said, I didn't dislike it at all - I just didn't like it as much as I thought I would based on the trailer. Damning with faint praise I know...<br><br>I will see it again sometime. <br><br>I think the stop-motion animation was outstanding and unlike anything I'd seen before.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    man this movie was mismarketed

    by MurderMostFowl

    They played it up like it was a cultural phenomenon and a clever witted comedy. It's neither. It IS a very good story, but it's an adventure story... there's very little comedy in it... mostly it's just got interesting appeal and a whimsical story. It isn't a comedy and anyone looking for one will be sadly disappointed.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Wes Anderson

    by Mr Lucas

    leaves me as cold as sex with a prostitute.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST




  • Sept. 8, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Love this film

    by TheComedian77

    Seen it twice so far, and will watch it many more times than that. Humour is SO subjective. I liked Scott Pilgrim, but I only really laughed once, during the Vegan scene. The rest of the time I just smiled. The fans in the back were laughing explosively, in a manner which suggested they knew when each joke was coming. THIS film makes me laugh, a LOT. It's in the dialogue and the way they say it. I like Anderson, but this is his best film. It has humour, heart and style. It tastes like liquid gold!

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Great Movie!

    by Abhimanyu

    I do think this movie gets better and better. Unlike Mapman, when I first saw the trailers, I thought the humour was going to be all pratfalls and smart-alecky banter. The out-of-context clips didn't do it justice however - the movie is rich and nuanced, with just the right touch of 'absurdity'. Also, George Clooney does give one of the best voice performances I've heard in an animated movie, and I am by no means a Clooney devotee. "Wheredidyoucomefrom?How'dyougetinthere? FeellikeI'mlosingmymind!"

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 3:32 a.m. CST

    That jackass Murray was in "Fox"?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    The film was so good I suppose I never noticed his voice, thankfully...

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 5:16 a.m. CST

    The only Wes Anderson film to make me laugh.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 6:33 a.m. CST

    so we've

    by jameskpolk

    Turned against Nil Murray now? I must have missed an email...

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Great movie

    by Abominable Snowcone

    great picture.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Are you cussing with me?

    by Abominable Snowcone

    What the cuss.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    A recent interview with Tom Rothman in Empire

    by skimn

    shows his office with a Mr. Fox marquette/puppet prominantly standing atop his desk. Another reason to hate the guy.<p>BTW, a movie that fits the description "delightful" perfectly.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    LOVE this movie

    by SithMenace

    I can watch it anytime. Anytime.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Fantastic Mr. Fox isn't a comedy?

    by SithMenace

    Because I laughed my ass off through this movie, much in the same way the Muppets still make me laugh.