Don'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…
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…
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…
I don't like Wes Anderson movies.
This is a delight.
*mutters something about the exception proving the rule*
I just rewatched Wes Anderson's wonderful Fantastic Mr. Fox after recently picking up the new Criterion Collection edition of it. Just a day later, my friend stopped by while I was in the midst of watching the fascinating making-of and she immediately became intrigued by whatever was on-screen at the moment and asked if we could watch it. I didn't even hesitate, I simply returned to the main menu and started the film up again. Watched it all the way through and somehow adored it even more after just watching some of the incredible work that had been put into creating such a world - my friend loved it as well.
I think it may be time to introduce her to more of one of my all-time favorite director's work..
Only Wes Anderson would construct a miniature electric train set on a slightly larger stop-motion animation set.
Really cussing good, from the beautiful stop-motion animation to the whimsical story to the quirky characters to the excellent humor. The voice acting is also superb, especially from Mr. George Clooney.
Wow. Best Wes Anderson film by a country mile.
Wes Anderson’s visual style is well suited to the storybook imagery in this Roald Dahl adaptation and gives it a quirky sense of humour all the way through. It's a fun heist caper where the robbers happen to be woodland animals, with a good plot which makes Mr. Fox realise what he really values - his family.
However, I did, like with Anderson's other films, find it hard to engage with on an emotional level – both the unrealistic, to the point, neat dialogue and the overly choreographed framing have a distancing effect.
"If you're gonna cuss with somebody, you're not gonna cuss with me, you little cuss!"
This movie was rather, dare I say, quote-unquote fantastic. With this being the second Wes Anderson film I've seen, it makes me want to see more and hope the humor is close to this. The writing is just phenomenal. The animation takes some time to get used to, but it's different and there's something appealing about it. One of the best menial parts that I love about the dialogue is substituting a cuss word with the word "cuss". A movie for kids and adults, in my opinion. Some crazy logic that comes across, but it seems from what I've read, most of Wes Anderson's movies are like that.
É realmente uma animação saborosa de assistir e repleta de pormenores luxuosamente retro na abordagem artística, encaixados com um sentido que cada cinéfilo imediatamente esboças logo um sorriso rasgado.
O estilo de Wes Anderson sobressai inconfundível e aqui faz pleno sentido toda a sua marca.
It's interesting that Wes Anderson's style seems more well suited to animated features than ones with live-action actors, but here we are. Also, whoever debates how much of this movie Anderson directed obviously hasn't watched it.
This is the first time I have seen an animated film merged with the indie genre and they go together perfectly. Wes Anderson triumphs once again even within the animated world. The voice acting is great, the animation is bizarre and interesting, never seen anything like it and I have no idea how they did it which is neat. Neat characters and a fun film.
I don’t know what you’re talking about, but it sounds illegal. — Kylie
Wow. When I first planned on watching Wes Anderson’s entire filmography, I had debated not giving a second viewing to the films I’d already seen – after all, why wouldn’t my initial impressions of them, however long ago they were, ultimately stay the same? But I was wrong, and just as I had grown to like The Royal Tenenbaums more after a second viewing, the same thing applies to Fantastic Mr. Fox: the first time it was great, but the second time was even better. This being Anderson’s first (and, to date, only) animated film, I feel that many underrate it as being all cute and cuddly…
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
- The Lady Vanishes
- The 400 Blows
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.