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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.
Utterly cussing delightful.
Finurlig korsbefruktning mellan Roald Dahls fabel och Wes Andersons östkustnojor. Verkligen inte dålig, men tyvärr mer klipsk än berörande.
Fantastic Mr.Fox SPOILER FREE REVIEW
I love Wes Anderson, I just love him. He's one of my favorite directors besides Tarantino and Nolan. Hes has greats like Grand Budapest and Moonrise Kingdom. I am such a fan of the way he films a movie with his centering and vertical filming. This movie is no exception, It’s directed so masterfully and you can see all the Wes Anderson in the style and in the shots.
I loved this film when I was 9 and I decided to revisit it and see if it holds up. Oh boy does it hold us, I caught so many more things than I originally did. The voice acting is incredible. George Clooney is an absolute…
In spite of being a Wes Anderson fan, I'd always kind of dismissed this movie as probably being a minor work. I was wrong, of course. Fantastic indeed.
Great movie, all of the voice actors were perfectly selected.
Excellent animated film and my 2nd favorite film in that category. All voice actors are pitch perfect and the animation is great. If you thought Wes Anderson was a unique live-action director, him working with animation brings his talents to a new level and the animation is just as impressive, if not more than films like Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Aardman's stop motion work. An excellent film.
The Criterion packaging is shit, however. Putting two DVDs on disc holders on one side of the case is bad news. Schindler's List is also an offender of this problem.
It's definitely got that Wes Anderson style that I like, but I simply prefer live action over animation; it's just a personal preference that I have. Interestingly enough, I recently watched The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and there are many similarities between that storyline and Fantastic Mr. Fox, especially in regards to the rescue mission and general thievery. ;P
¿Qué hace que una película de animación sea buena? ¿El diseño de los personajes, su realismo, la técnica, o que sea de Pixar o Dreamworks?
Hace poco vi la película de “Las Aventuras de Tin tin”, cuyos gráficos y animación me parecieron excelentes. Hoy les contaré de otra película de animación creada con el viejo truco del Stop Motion. Y sí, es igual de excelente.
“Fantastic Mr Fox” te enamora desde la primera escena: Una colina con campo y cielo color ámbar que rodean la casa del Sr. Zorro. Desde ahí, sabes que la película será grandiosa.
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