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Fantastic Mr. Fox

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Fantastic Mr. Fox


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Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a happy home life underground with their eccentric son Ash. Mr. Fox works as a journalist, but against the advice of Badger, his attorney, he moves his family into a larger and finer home inside a tree on a hill. The treehouse has an excellent view of the nearby farms of Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Mr. Fox organizes a tunneling project to burrow under all three farms and steal all the chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys.
Title: Fantastic Mr. Fox
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: From script to screen; still life (puppet animation); a beginner's guide to Whack-Bat; theatrical trailer
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Summary: Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a happy home life underground with their eccentric son Ash. Mr. Fox works as a journalist, but against the advice of Badger, his attorney, he moves his family into a larger and finer home inside a tree on a hill. The treehouse has an excellent view of the nearby farms of Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Mr. Fox organizes a tunneling project to burrow under all three farms and steal all the chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG; for action, smoking and slang humor
Alternate Title: Fantastic Mister Fox
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Fa
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Report This Nov 07, 2013
  • drugstore rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

They say "cuss" in the places they would curse in adult movies. (To teach kids where to say the cuss words?) Animated, but NOT appropriate for children at all. Reinforces bad habits such as lying and other poor choices. Disappointed to find this in kids section. Glad I previewed this w/o kids present.

Report This Aug 26, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Definitely a front runner for 'Strangest Family Film I've Ever Seen'. Wes Anderson's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'. is different from any family film I've seen because the whole thing plays like Mission Impossible if it the cast was comprised of the Animals of Farthing Wood. George Clooney is plays Mr. Fox much like how he played Ulysses Everett McGill in 'Oh, Brother! Where Art Thou?', Meryl Streep is by far the best performance in the whole movie as Mrs. Fox, tough and cunning while also remaining loyal and loving. Bill Murray (who has been in every single Wes Anderson film except 'Bottle Rocket') plays Badgerwith vigourous zeal, Jason Schwartzman as the eccentric son Ash provides the most laughs. Certainly a strange film for the family, but I would recommend it all the same. It has lovable characters, wonderful art direction and enough wit to charm a smile out of even the most stone faced of sour pusses.

Report This Jul 06, 2013
  • andrepets rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great movie! I love how it has no CGI and is complete stop-motion animation!! Nice movie! Recommended :)

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • marcellmurray rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a funny movie, and I'm definitely giving it 5/5 stars. The plot, and storytelling was well put,Also for the fact there was a lesson behind it all:Anyone as a creative being can still be "FANTASTIC!" ("Whistle, Click, Click!")-Trademark.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved it. Clever, wry wit. Impressive stop-motion animation -- stiff at times, but undoubtedly intentionally so, and amazing nonetheless. The animals eyes were so expressive; their fur looked real, and the haggard humans were so cussing lifelike it was spooky. Voice actors, quirky score, landscapes... A winner from director Wes Anderson. Fantastic. FIVE STARS.

Report This Dec 11, 2012
  • JCLMichelleMB rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Cannot stop watching this film! The dialogue and animation are fantastically clever. Highly recommended.

Report This Dec 08, 2012
  • MWPH rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was the final film I watched in director Wes Anderson's filmography. I found it very entertaining and it was fun to spot his directorial tendencies in this animated feature (like the use of binoculars as a camera angle, titles for scenes, motorcycle with a sidecar, etc.). As a fan of the old Rankin/Bass films, I really enjoyed it. All in all, I tend to agree with Rufus_red4's review except I do think kids would enjoy it (unless they're hopped up on sugar and used to being plopped in front of SpongeBob for eight hours a day).

Report This Dec 02, 2012
  • rufus_red4 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Very quirky and painless but not exceptional. The stop action animation is endearing, being a child who grew up with 'Frosty the Snowman' and 'David and Goliath' but it's a slightly clunky technique. I have never read the book it's based on but the characters are a bit mundane in their personalities and frankly, it felt a lot longer than the barely 90 minute running time, I fell asleep several times during. I also don't think kids are going to like it.

Report This Nov 01, 2012
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Fixed motion animation with George Clooney's voice-over. Some people may find it enjoyable but I didn't. And I did not finish the film.

Report This Jul 05, 2012
  • de_grammont rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Wes Anderson takes a stab at making a kids movie and really does a pretty good job at adapting the Ronald Dahl book into a fun film, and I'm not cussing with you.

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Report This Oct 12, 2013
  • Frost_Byte rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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  • Red_Fox_24 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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  • Nutty rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • 21221018293347 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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  • Ciresica rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mr. Fox: "...This is going to be a total clustercuss... for everybody..."

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Boggis and Bunce and Bean. One fat, one short, one lean. These horrible crooks, so different in looks, were nonetheless equally mean.

Report This Jul 03, 2012
  • Nutty rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Here, put on this bandit mask"

Report This Jul 03, 2012
  • Nutty rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"What the cuss!"

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Report This Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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