U.S., 2009, 87 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Wes Anderson, Rated PG, 20th Century Studios
"The movie is a wonder, with its profusion of detail and exquisitely focused 'performances' by the figurines, whom Anderson frames in images as precisely composed as those in his live-action work." —Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Both a delightful amusement and a distillation of the filmmaker's essential playfulness." —Mary Pols, TIME
Wes Anderson is known for his idiosyncratic style that combines precise compositions with bright colors and detailed miniatures. With Fantastic Mr. Fox, he uses the freeing medium of stop-motion animation to take these elements one step further. Featuring the voices of Anderson regulars Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and big-name newcomers like George Clooney and Meryl Streep (Mr. and Mrs. Fox respectively), Fantastic Mr. Fox tells the story of a family of foxes living an idyllic home life...but after twelve years, the bucolic existence proves inadequate for Mr. Fox’s wild animal instincts and he slips into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief, endangering not only his beloved family but the whole animal community. Using classic old-fashioned techniques, Anderson brings Roald Dahl’s children’s story to life and argues that being different isn’t bad—it’s fantastic.
Watch Wes Anderson's Asteroid City at Gables Cinema, starting on June 23!
Join us for a Wes Anderson retrospective series in anticipation of his eleventh feature film, Asteroid City. From June 16 to 22, catch the director's first four films and Fantastic Mr. Fox on the big screen, where they were meant to be seen. Don't miss this chance to delve into Anderson's unique and unparalleled vision before seeing his latest film on June 23!