Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox is visionary director Wes Anderson's first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best selling children's book by Roald Dahl. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live an idyll…
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Fantastic Mr. Fox is visionary director Wes Anderson's first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best selling children's book by Roald Dahl. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristopherson (Eric Anderson). But after 12 years, 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 and with not 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.

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  • My young children enjoyed it and kept asking to watch it. Not the traditional children's story though.

  • I found it boing but my 10 and 7 year old girls didn't mind it. My daughter said she preferred the book!!

  • I want to hire/borrow this

  • The kids loved it. Different to the usual animated film's so it held their attention.

  • Not for young kids, esp if you own chickens! Target audience is more for the young adult. Graphics a bit hard to watch.

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  • Pure wild animal craziness – Fantastic Mr. Fox Review

    To say that Wes Anderson has a very particular, very identifiable film style is like saying that Woody Allen films often feature a neurotic protagonist. No duh. Anderson is perhaps one of the most ...

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