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*
Only Wes Anderson would construct a miniature electric train set on a slightly larger stop-motion animation set.
I enjoyed this much more this time around, predominately because of the visuals. Wes Anderson just does a fantastic (heh) job of creating this stop-motion world that makes me wish all animated films were done in this style.
The story is a bit too simple for me (let's be real here, it's based on a children's story and only a real asshole like myself could fault Anderson for this) but it still entertains from beginning to end.
The voice acting is great. How could it be anything but with a cast like this? George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Billy Murray, and on and on and on. The usual suspects are all here and any fan of Anderson would be hard pressed not to find some joy in just sitting back, relaxing and having a cuss load of fun. I know I did.
Film #6 in My Wes Anderson Series
As joyous as Wes Anderson’s films are to regard, the most fun part about watching a new one of his is noting his new use of the trademark visual style he has employed in every one of his films since Rushmore. Though visually similar, each one of his films applies this style for a different purpose, whether it be to highlight the protagonists’ quirks (The Royal Tenenbaums) or form a strong artistic statement on the nature of fiction and reality (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, possibly Anderson’s best so far). Fantastic Mr. Fox, though clearly differentiated from its predecessors due to the fact that it is animated, is no exception to this…
I love this movie so much.
again,I watched grand budapest hotel then this one.
I like this one as well.
It's funny and the music is great.
no more words. just.......tres bien.
I had recently caught up with Rushmore and Moonrise Kingdom and this film made me appreciate Wes Anderson even more. I love Roald Dahl. I love this story and I'm so glad it was told with such a skilled set of people behind it.
Jason Schwartzman as Ash is hilarious. The writing is great, but Schwartzman has spectacular comic timing and his witty deadpan coupled with how that character is written is my favorite.
George Clooney oozes charisma out of every syllable.
This is feel good viewing. This makes me appreciate life so much more.
9/10: Based on Roald Dahl's story! It's fantastically good! "Boggis and Bunce and Bean
One fat, one short, one lean
Those horrible crooks
So different in looks
Were nonetheless equally mean." :)
Cussin' love it, man.
One of those films that just took me. It utterly and completely took me. Love this film. Cemented me as a Wes Anderson apologist.
After countless watches I think this is my favourite Anderson.
'Your tractors uprooted my tree, your posse hunted my family, your gunmen kidnapped my nephew, your rat insulted my wife.......and you shot off my tail I'm not leaving here without that necktie'
"We're all different... Him, especially. But there's something kind of fantastic about that, isn't there?"
- 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.
Number I've Seen: 168/753