George Clooney and Meryl Streep lend their voices to this hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen. Based on the beloved, best-selling book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Fantastic Mr. Fox is family fun at its finest.
**The Look of Fantastic Mr. Fox
**From Script to Screen
**The Puppet Makers
**Still Life (Puppet Animation)
**Bill and His Badger
**A Beginner's Guide to Whack-Bat
**Fantastic Mr. Fox: The World of Roald Dahl
Disc 2: DVD
Disc 3: Digital Copy
Cast & Crew
A boisterous and magnificent treat.
The same eye for immaculate compositions that had seemed increasingly to hem in his human actors here serves as the basis for some of the most inventive animated set pieces this side of Nick Park.
Adds yet another wry, carefully composed bibelot to the cabinet of curios that defines the Anderson oeuvre.
The result is not only marvellous whimsy, but also something that advances the burgeoning retro-tech movement.
Anderson injects such charm and wit, such personality and nostalgia -- evident in the old-school animation, storybook settings and pitch-perfect use of Burl Ives -- that it's easy to forgive his self-conscious touches.
The tale may be Dahl's, but there's a whole new wag to it -- this is decidedly, weirdly and, at best, wonderfully a Wes Anderson movie.
The result is a quirky film that should work for all ages, with just a hint of dark humor. In this age of high-tech animation, Wes Anderson has found himself in a low-tech wonderland.