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Fantastic Mr. Fox

2009 Comedy

A wily fox uses his formidable cunning to outsmart three feeble-minded farmers, who resort to extreme tactics to protect their chickens in director Wes Anderson's animated adaptation of the popular Roald Dahl children's book. For 12 years, Mr. and Mrs. Fox (voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep) have lived a peaceful life in the wilderness with their son, Ash (voice of Jason Schwartzman). Shortly after their young nephew Kristofferson (voice of Eric Anderson) arrives for a visit, Mr. Fox's long-suppressed animal instincts begin to take over and the faithful family man resorts back to his old ways as a cunning chicken thief, endangering not only his family but the entire animal community as well. When evil farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean force the animals underground in a desperate attempt to capture the audacious Mr. Fox, dwindling food supplies force the frightened animals to band together in one last attempt to fight for the land that is rightfully theirs. Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson provide additional voices. more..

Director: Wes Anderson

Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

Reviews

  • With its virtuoso tomfoolery, Fantastic Mr. Fox is like a homegrown Wallace and Gromit caper. To Wes Anderson: More, please!

    Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly

    19 January 2013

  • In some ways his (Anderson) most fully realized and satisfying film. Once you adjust to its stop-and-start rhythms and its scruffy looks, you can appreciate its wit, its beauty and the sly gravity of its emotional undercurrents.

    A.O. Scott - The New York Times

    19 January 2013

  • A pleasantly cerebral experience, exhilarating and fizzy, that goes to your head like too much Champagne.

    Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

    19 January 2013

  • A captivating entertainment for the holiday season and well beyond.

    Joe Morgenstern - The Wall Street Journal

    19 January 2013

  • These animals aren't catering to anyone in the audience. We get the feeling they're intensely leading their own lives without slowing down for ours.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    19 January 2013

Awards

  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

    Academy Awards (2010)

     
  • Best Animated Film

    Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (2010)

     
  • Best Edited Animated Feature Film

    American Cinema Editors (2010)

     
  • Feature Films

    Annecy International Animated Film Festival (2010)

  • Writing in a Feature Production

    Annie Awards (2010)