Anderson has explored eccentric family dynamics %u2013 particularly those that exist between fathers and sons %u2013 in each of his films, and his philosophical insights are all over the precise ramblings of Fox and his motley crew.
A creepy cartoon filled with inappropriate inside jokes that are mostly over the head of the desired tyke demographic, exactly what one would you expect of a claymation vehicle crafted by the cerebral Wes Anderson.
With its jittery stop-motion animation, exquisitely detailed shots, and outwardly self-aware characters,[it's] the epitome of artifice. It's also as bright and cheery a time as you'll have at the movies this year.
The adjective in the title of Fantastic Mr. Fox doesn't lie: Director Wes Anderson's adaptation of Roald Dahl's best-selling children's book about a family of foxes is absolutely fantastic. And fantastically strange, too ...