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The Story Behind “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Pop Omnivore spoke with director Benh Zeitlin and co-producer Michael Gottwald about the myths and movie magic in their new award-winning film, Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Exclusive: The Secret of the Aurochs (Those “Beasts of the Southern Wild”)

In the movie Beasts of the Southern Wild, real-world villains and folkloric foes prove no match for a brave young girl, her dying father, and a ragtag bunch of bayou dwellers. But what really caught our eye was that herd—a group of animals known as aurochs. How did the moviemakers “create” these menacing beasts? In an exclusive interview with Pop Omnivore, second-unit director Ray Tintori reveals the shocking truth. (Hint: It’s cuter than you think.)