Already a classic, an Oscar-awarded The Grand Budapest Hotel by the legendary Wes Anderson is still relevant after Wes shared animated storyboard sketches for the film. It is now part of the Criterion Collection’s catalog, an organization that licenses “important classic and contemporary films,” along with the sketches included.
While the full length of the animated storyboard is 25 min, Nowness shared a 5 min clip that includes various sketches of the hotel’s façade, followed by scenes of the building’s interiors and the characters that live inside them. All of the animatics are drawn by Anderson himself which served as a guide to get better camera angles and movement in the pre-production stage before going into shooting. The entire story is narated as well, which is again done by the filmmaker.
You can watch the storyboard clip below.