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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*
" That was pure wild animal craziness."
I find animated films to be the optimum medium for a director to show what he's capable of, because they have no limits. For example, in Up there's a guy who uses helium balloons to make his house fly! How could you do that in a live-action film? Well, you couldn't. And that's why animatied films are great. They give the director the opportunity to manipulate whatever happens on screen. They can even defy the laws of physics.
And that's just what Mr. Anderson needs. He has the creativity and the ideas to make a great film - which he already proved in his other films. He just needs the resources. So…
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…
Though it is animated Wes Anderson was still able to do what makes him Wes Anderson. This movie has the same color pallet, the same type of direction and the same kind of music used in all of his live action movies.
A very impressive animated effort from Wes Anderson. Stop motion always amazes me, but with the Wes touch it becomes grand.
Wes Anderson's directorial style is perfect for stop-motion, with some absolutely gorgeous imagery and stellar voice-acting mixing for a hell of a fun time.
Calming, beautiful and entertaining. I prefer this over a lot of Disney movies.
"You wrote a bad song Petey."
I didn't think this movie would be as Wes Anderson-y as it was. Because, well, it was made with cussing puppets! But it is very apparent from the beginning that is an Anderson film.
George Clooney was PERFECTLY cast as Mr. Fox.
It;s probably going to take another viewing for me to really apreciate the last half, as I thought it was oddly slow for one of Andersons movies. But i'm sure i'll grow very fond of this film over time.
Thank you. This was fantastic.
This movie places 3rd in my list "2009 Ranked"
lov it lov it lov it!!
I’m with Wes Anderson on staging action scenes on a horizontal plane. That opening farm heist is so good.
And “You wrote a bad song, Petey” is an all-timer.
*whistle and clicking noise*
Tried forcing my cousins to appreciate this masterpiece. They still prefer Alvin and The Chipmunks.
I'm very dissapointed in them.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…