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*
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.
Inventive adaptation of a classic Roald Dahl novel: excellent soundtrack, unique stop motion animation, great storyline and brilliant voice acting from George Clooney and Meryl Streep
A creative interpretation of the novel, and taken on its own terms as a Wes Anderson animated film, it's excellent.
But it's not a good adaptation. I'm sorry, but Dahl's book is more than just the story, and while this has every right to exist, I'm not going to give it a pass for willfully changing essential components of the book in favour of making a talky, quirky animated film for adults.
The book's dialogue is better, its pacing is better, it has a sense of momentum that is sorely missing here, and there's no shoehorned-in themes of self-worth and identity.
Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox is a meticulous hand-crafted adaptation that lands somewhere between its British origins and American inflection. Retaining the defining qualities of Roald Dahls' children's novel, Anderson shapes and expands the story, filling it with his trademark interpretations of family, character and what it means to be 'different'.
The film is a real work of art: every tiny character, prop and movement is lovingly handmade – a beautiful triumph of artisan craftsmanship and stop-motion animation in our age of 3D giants. There's a wonderful marriage here between the textures of the stop-motion world and Anderson's particular sensibilities, and it's extraordinary how many opportunities the animators find for comedy. This culminates into what is possibly Anderson's most accessible…
que filme fantástico.
fantastic mr fox é muito divertido e conta com personagens incríveis alem disso o filme consegue prender sua atenção com a jogada de humor/aventura do filme. ele, assim como outros trabalhos do wes anderson, conta com uma trilha sonora de cair o anus de tao boa que ela é.
Andersons style works really well with stop-motion animation.
it was good!! i enjoyed it. i also cried a little bit bc i am the king of the weenies
I hate to admit this, but I didn't grow up with Roald Dahl's books. I've read a couple of them recently and they're okay, but I don't have that nostalgic feeling towards his work that apparently a lot of other people have. Because of this I feel like a lot of the heart of this movie was lost on me. That being said, not knowing the source material is not the only reason I found it a little more than difficult to sit through Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Mr. Fox is a vulpes vulpes who lives with his family in a hole in the ground. He decides one day that he wants to live in a tree and happens to find…
Stop-motion animation gives me anxiety because of how tedious the process is, but nonetheless, this was fucking delightful.
It's starting to look like most of the recent great movies were largely ignored by audiences. Here's a charming, witty, unique, and entertaining film that people should see and kids will enjoy. Should have been a huge hit, or at least made a profit.
- 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: 186/760 (24%)