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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*
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.
Anderson's style pairs wonderfully with still-frame animation. The voice acting is incredible and the puppets are beautiful.
Wes Anderson's style works even with an animated film. Hilariously fantastic.
I loved this the first time I saw it and I think I loved it more this time.
The details of this film are amazing.
I love the grape juice stain above Ash's mouth at the end.
I love it so much!
Gives The Grand Budapest Hotel a run for its money as 'Wes Anderson-iest' Wes Anderson film. But whereas the former contains bucketloads of the melancholy and sadness that drive his best films, Fantastic Mr. Fox is all surface level. Beautiful, meticulous surface level - possibly the most beautiful and meticulous in Anderson's oeuvre - but all surface nonetheless. Jessica Lovejoy >>>> Mrs. Fox, as far as Meryl Streep's voice roles go!
Wes Anderson has done it again with this superbly crafted stop motion animation. Expertly scripted, clever and quirky, Fantastic Mr. Fox is “cus-ing” brilliant. Funny and accessible for all ages with a soundtrack that is spot on, you get everything you have come to expect for a Wes Anderson film - it all just works together quite perfectly. The usual big names help bring Anderson’s script to life, especially Clooney and Schwartzman. Mr. Fox, his wife, son and nephew’s lives take a dangerous turn when Mr. Fox’s animal instincts turn him to crime as he takes on 3 farmers for their stock and they stop at nothing to catch him. It’s cool, quirky and everything you love from a Wes…
wes anderson and stop-motion woodland creatures are meant for each other.
this time, i had a budapest-like reaction. everything about mr. fox is SO perfect. the world, the characters, the jokes, the textures, it's IMMACULATE and i love it. i hate that i'm giving it any less than 5 stars. it's just a little fluffy at the end of the day. i'm not sure what to take away aside from a hearty laugh and a set of twinkly eyes. and those are excellent things. and if i were a kid, the moral values contained within foxy would seem challenging and fresh to me. i think it's really a kid's movie at the end of the day. and i'm a big boy.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of the few movies both adults and children can truly enjoy, without the other being forced to smirk or hide a sigh throughout. Wes Anderson does it again with this quirky, animated masterpiece about a fox and his old ways.
Fox and his wife, Felicity, are retired burglars raising their gloomy son, Ash in their hole of a home. Fox writes for a newspaper, but is well aware his column is rarely read, and misses the dangerous thrill of his former criminal lifestyle. Meanwhile, Ash becomes jealous when his cousin Kristofferson comes to stay and outranks him in--well, pretty much everything. Join the family and their tiresome yet colorful struggles while you admire stop-motion at its finest.
Catchy soundtrack, remarkable characters, a truly fitting end. A movie I can watch again and again.
Mr. Fantastic Fox is simply delicious. A gem of animation artistry with painstaking and detailed graphic design sensibilities (yes, despite being made out of stop-motion figurines, it is rather two-dimensional in it's rendering of light and perspective). This movie requieres a very sophisticated director to dream it up... and a very sophisticated audience to appreciate it. If you are not charmed by its painterly and gentle aesthetics (the simplistic storyline takes secondary relevance) you should be concerned that you may have lost the ability to enjoy the small, subtle things and moments in life. Intense therapy of careful, pensive and quiet observation of your surroundings may be required. In a corner facing the wall. With a dunce cap if you've got it.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 189/764 (25%)