Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Dig the life fantastic!
The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
A glorious, delicious and intricate painting of charm and smiles calibrated to a stage of pure delightful and playful perfection; in other words, Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox is liquid gold. As gold as Bean's hard apple cider and as treasured as his golden star painted apples. As cheeky and goofy as it may sound, that's it. Wes Anderson's brilliant, detailed and lovely Roald Dahl inspired moving diorama is a pitch perfect execution of artful craft, on-the-money voice work, mesmerizing animation, unexpected emotion, warm witty hilarity, an exciting and tireless story and impeccable comedic timing.
There's a love at play with the very smallest things; the animation, the craft, the humor, its handling of an audience of both kids and…
2009 was a great year for children’s films based on beloved books with wonderful adaptations of Where the Wild Things Are, Coraline, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Wes Anderson’s fantastic interpretation of Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a film that takes the best bits of Dahl’s slight but enchanting novella and filters it through Anderson’s idiosyncratic styling to create an unlikely but magical marriage of influences. The source story may remain in tact as an urbane fox attempts to get the better of three ruthless farmers, but it is full of familiar Anderson family dysfunction and existential angst as the eponymous Mr. Fox struggles to keep his family together.
Despite the transition to stop-frame animation this…
Fantastic Mr. Anderson!
This is cute, brilliant, inventive, vibrant, sharp, sarcastic, full of colour and full of life. Why the cuss did I take so long to watch it? I do not know. But I sure had a swell time with a long, broad smile drawn on my face as that of a kid who had a bucket full of ice cream in his hands.
The dialogues are quick, cheeky and intelligent marked with the characteristic Wes Anderson style quirkiness and distinction. He has done a great job in converting the Dahl’s timeless children’s book into a stop motion animation film which is well suited and wholly enjoyable for both the kids as well as the adults. This film so…
I don't like Wes Anderson movies.
This is a delight.
*mutters something about the exception proving the rule*
Wes Anderson's stop-motion take on Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is an artisanal treat. The film is a hand-made paean to the whimsy of Dahl, rendered by an artist whose own sense of whimsy is writ large on every one of his works. It is a fitting, gleefully visualized, and craftily executed combination of two talents.
The story, originated by Dahl and embellished by Anderson and Noah Baumbach, revolves around a fox family and its misadventures with local farmers. Mr. Fox, the pater familias, has a crisis of vulpine conscience, leading to his need to give up his life as a newspaper man and return to a life of chicken thievery. "Be who you are meant to be," scream the…
Only Wes Anderson would construct a miniature electric train set on a slightly larger stop-motion animation set.
Wonderfully done with great voice acting. Film is shot a la Wallace and Grommit. Excellent story with great attention to detail and color scheme. I really liked the music. This is what Wes Anderson is really good at. "What the cuss?"
Wes Anderson's stop motion film Fantastic Mr. Fox contains everything you're used to to by now if you've watched one or more of his films. The characters are quirky, the humor is slightly offbeat and the story is fun. Mr. Fox, voiced by George Clooney, is a family man bored with his life, so he plans to raid the local farmers. When the farmers retaliate against Mr. Fox and the other animals, they have to defend their habitat against the angry humans.
The animation is gorgeous, and each doll have their distinct look. Even the humans are perfectly molded, and the main antagonist is voiced very well by the great Michael Gambon. All in all there's nothing to really complain…
Another winner from Wes Anderson. Some great stop-motion animation set pieces.
Pretty much one of the best animated films ever.
Wes Anderson was the perfect person to make this movie. He made it appeal to both kids and adults.
Filling in the holes of my Wes Anderson film history and I'm glad I finally caught up with FANTASTIC MR. FOX - a charming tale of a charming fox charmingly voiced by the charming George Clooney.
But it is not Mr. Clooney, but Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and the rest of the voice cast that gives this movie charm. Also, the visuals (as usual) by Anderson are captivating. It certainly is a movie to WATCH and not just to SEE.
And, finally, the music choices in this movie are "spot on".
Well done, Mr. Anderson, well done, indeed.
Sacrificial love is a familial requirement. The reason why there is so much divorce and disillusionment is because many are too selfish. They need to watch Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Of all the films in Wes Anderson's ouvere, there's not one quite like Fantastic Mr. Fox. Granted it still carries all of the hallmarks of a Wes Anderson film, from the dysfunctional family to the same stock of actors that seemingly always wind up in his films, but there is some difference to this one that makes it a bit more charming than most.
The primary and most obvious difference for this film is that its the first time Anderson has ever directly adapted anything for the screen (though cinematic influences from Francois Truffaut to Satyajit Ray have peppered his films throughout his career.) Combining the appealing yet macabre worlds of Roald Dahl with the quirky nature of Anderson's comedy…
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I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 168/753