Fantastic Mr. Fox

{5/5} “Here, put these bandit hats on.”

Fantastic Mr. Fox, released in 2009

Mr. Fox writes a column for the newspaper. He used to steal chickens but he promised his wife he’d stop. He moved his family to a tree because living in a hole in the ground made him feel poor. Now he has a master plan — steal from each of the three farmers nearby. The farmers — Boggis, Bunce, and Bean — know they have a fox problem and they set out to kill him. Meanwhile, Mrs. Fox discovers what’s going on.

There’s a wry sense of humour throughout. The way the animals sort of act like animals (like the way they eat) and sort of act like humans (like the way they walk upright) is splendid.

Every frame of stop motion animation is delightful.

It’s about who’s more clever — human or fox.

Based on a story by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

Stars the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willam Dafoe, Owen Wilson, and Michael Gambon.

Directed by Wes Anderson (Isle of Dogs). The quirky music is by Alexandre Desplat.

This is the 2nd time I’ve seen it.

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