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American Empirical Pictures

Overview
Works: 34 works in 206 publications in 4 languages and 17,271 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Coming-of-age films  Action and adventure films  Animated films  Stop-motion animation films  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Caper films  Fiction 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by American Empirical Pictures
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Wes Anderson( Visual )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and Turkish and held by 2,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristofferson. But after twelve years of quiet domesticity, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground without enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers--Boggis, Bunce and Bean--who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost. In the end, he uses his natural instincts to save his family and friends
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson( Visual )

22 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune
Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson( Visual )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way."--Back of container
Isle of dogs = Ino no shima by Wes Anderson( Visual )

19 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to vast Trash island, Atari sets off in search of his bodyguard dog, Spots. With the assistance of his newfound mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture."--Container
The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal, had left them long ago, but now returns to make things right with his family
The Darjeeling Limited by Wes Anderson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In director Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other - to become brothers again like they used to be. Their 'spiritual quest', however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins. Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman star in this film about their adventure and their friendship." -- Back of container
Rushmore by Wes Anderson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Fischer is a tenth grader at Rushmore Academy, involved in many extra-curricular activities, but about to be expelled due to his grades. An iconoclast alumnus befriends him -- until they both fall in love with a first-grade teacher
The life aquatic with Steve Zissou by Wes Anderson( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oceanographer Steve Zissou sets out on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, possibly non-existent "Jaguar Shark" that supposedly killed his partner. He and the crew - which consists of a man who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist and Zissou's estranged wife - face complications such as pirates, kidnapping and bankruptcy
The life aquatic with Steve Zissou( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationally renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew - Team Zissou - set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, always elusive, possibly non-existant Jaguar Shark that supposedly killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. On this journey, Steve's crew are joined by a young airline co-pilot, who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist who has been assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Eleanor, Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer. They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy
The Darjeeling Limited( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having not spoken to each other in a year, three American brothers set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other. The brothers wanted to regain their friendship of each other. Their "spiritual quest," however, veers rapidly off-course -- thanks in part to over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray. Eventually the three find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. From this point forward, an unplanned journey begins
The Squid and the Whale by Noah Baumbach( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, the film tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. The patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family claims to once have been a great novelist, but ultimately decided to settled into a teaching job. When his wife discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family. The two teenage sons are forced to forge new relationships with their parents. Their mom begins dating her younger son's tennis coach. Meanwhile, dad has an affair with the student his older son is pursuing
Rushmore by Wes Anderson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two offbeat friends fall in love with the same woman, each takes drastic measures to win her heart
Fantastic Mr. Fox( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a clever, quick, nimble, and exceptionally well-dressed wild animal. A compulsive chicken thief turned newspaper reporter, Mr. Fox settles down with his family at a new foxhole in a beautiful tree directly adjacent to three enormous poultry farms owned by three ferociously vicious farmers: Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Mr. Fox simply cannot resist. Based on the beloved, best selling book by Roald Dahl
Rushmore( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Fischer, a tenth-grader at Rushmore Academy, is involved in too many extra-curricular activities, and, as he tries to avoid getting expelled because of his grades, Max befriends a first-grade teacher, whom he falls in love with, and a melancholy, self-made millinaire
The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill
The Grand Budapest Hotel (DVD)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune
Moonrise kingdom : DVD] by Wes Anderson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle
L'hotel Grand Budapest( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune
Fantastique Maitre Renard by Roald Dahl( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a happy home life underground with their eccentric son Ash. Mr. Fox works as a journalist, but against the advice of Badger, his attorney, he moves his family into a larger and finer home inside a tree on a hill. The treehouse has an excellent view of the nearby farms of Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Ash becomes hostile when his cousin, Kristofferson, joins the family for an extended stay. Mr. Fox decides to raid the farms, but this leads the farmers to stakeout the treehouse. The farmers try to dig the Fox family out, but they dig even faster. Mr. Fox organizes a tunneling project to burrow under all three farms and steal all the chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys
The squid and the whale( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young brothers growing up in 1980s Park Slope, Brooklyn navigate the jagged contours of the divorce of their parents
 
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Alternative Names
American Empirical Pictures Amerikanische Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

American Empirical Pictures Movieproduction Company

Languages
English (184)

French (4)

Polish (1)

Turkish (1)