Retrospective 2015

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson
USA 2009
87 min

Based upon a book by Roald Dahl, FANTASTIC MR. FOX is the story of Mr. Fox, an upright walking fox who gives up his inherent wildness as an expert chicken thief to settle down with Mrs. Fox and raise his son, Ash, in the relatively monotonous profession of newspaper columnist. It’s not long, however, before Mr. Fox is waxing eloquent about what it truly means to be a fox and, unbeknownst to his family, he ropes best friend Kylie into one more magnificent, three-part raid on the farms of Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three of the most successful and meanest farmers you’ve likely ever seen. It’s not the clarity of the animation in FANTASTIC MR. FOX that is so impressive, but how magnificently Anderson creates memorable imagery full of life, personality, humor and heart. Twisted reality and animated fantasy blended to near perfection, this film is, indeed, fantastic. (Richard Propes)

Supporting film: EN KLUVEN VÄRLD

  • Wes Anderson
  • Noah Baumbach based on a novel by Roald Dahl
  • Tristan Oliver
  • Ralph Foster
  • Stephen Perkins
  • Alexandre Desplat
  • Jason Schwartzman
  • Bill Murray
  • George Clooney
  • Meryl Streep
Twentieth Century Fox, Indian Paintbrush, Regency Enterprises, American Empirical Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Animation
35 mm
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