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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

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Animation, Adventure, Comedy |

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stop motion animated comedy film directed by Wes Anderson, based on Roald Dahl’s 1970 children’s novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who steals food at night from three mean and wealthy farmers. They are fed up with Mr. Fox’s theft and try to kill him so they dig their way into the foxes’ home. However, the animals are able to outwit the farmers and live underground.

The film was released in the autumn of 2009 and featuring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, and Owen Wilson. For Anderson, it was his first animated film and first film adaptation.

While raiding Berk’s Squab Farm, Mr. Fox triggers a fox trap caging himself along with his wife Felicity. Felicity reveals to her husband that she is pregnant and pleads with him to find a safer job if they escape, and he agrees.

Two human years (12 fox years) later, the Foxes and their son Ash are living in a hole. Mr. Fox, now a newspaper columnist, moves the family into a better home inside a tree, ignoring the warnings of his lawyer, about how dangerous the area is for foxes due to its proximity to facilities run by three feared farmers: Boggis, Bunce and Bean.

Soon after the Foxes move in, Felicity’s nephew, Kristofferson Silverfox, comes to live with them. Ash finds this situation intolerable; his cousin is superior to him at almost everything, and everyone is charmed by Kristofferson.

Director: Wes Anderson

Writers: Roald Dahl (novel), Wes Anderson (screenplay), Noah Baumbach (screenplay)

Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wallace Wolodarsky, Eric Chase Anderson, Michael Gambon

Cast:

George ClooneyMr. Fox (voice)
Meryl StreepMrs. Fox (voice)
Jason SchwartzmanAsh (voice)
Bill MurrayBadger (voice)
Wallace WolodarskyKylie (voice)
Eric Chase AndersonKristofferson (voice)
Michael GambonFranklin Bean (voice)
Willem DafoeRat (voice)
Owen WilsonCoach Skip (voice)
Jarvis CockerPetey (voice)
Wes AndersonWeasel (voice)
Karen DuffyLinda Otter (voice)
Robin HurlstoneWalter Boggis (voice)
Hugo GuinnessNathan Bunce (voice)
Helen McCroryMrs. Bean (voice)
Roman CoppolaSquirrel Contractor (voice)
Juman MaloufAgnes (voice)
Jeremy DawsonBeaver’s Son (voice)
Garth JenningsBean’s Son (voice)
Brian CoxAction 12 Reporter (voice)
Tristan OliverExplosives Man (voice)
James HamiltonMole (voice)
Steven RalesBeaver (voice)
Rob HersovPilot (voice)
Jennifer FurchesDr. Badger (voice)
Allison AbbateRabbit’s Ex-Girlfriend (voice)
Molly CooperRabbit Girl (voice)
Adrien BrodyField Mouse (voice)
Mario BataliRabbit (voice)
Martin BallardFire Chief (voice)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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