Directed and co-written by Wes Anderson, the movie is created with stop-motion animation. Miniature models are posed and photographed, one tiny movement at a time. Then those still images are played back, like an old-fashioned flip book, to create the movement.
After hearing an interview on NPR, I hot-footed it to the theater the other day to see the movie for myself.image source
But the beauty of stop motion films such as this is that the creators have complete control over the world they create. Anderson soon discovered,
"With a movie like this, if you make a decision like that, well, we're not going to have any green. We're not even going to have a blue sky. We're going to have the skies be pink. Because you have so much control, really... there's literally nothing that's green. There's nothing that's blue...
"the grass is made of yellow towels, essentially. So suddenly, it really does take a jump from reality... You quickly sort of adjust to it. Your eye just accepts this sort of 'palette of the world'."movie trailer.