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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)



Critic Consensus: Fantastic Mr. Fox is a delightfully funny feast for the eyes with multi-generational appeal -- and it shows Wes Anderson has a knack for animation.

Movie Info

Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers -- Boggis, Bunce and Bean -- who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.more
Rating: PG (for action, smoking and slang humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 23, 2010
Box Office: $21.0M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Meryl Streep
as Mrs. Fox
Eric Chase Anderson
as Kristofferson
Michael Gambon
as Franklin Bean
Owen Wilson
as Coach Skip
Karen Duffy
as Linda Otter
Robin Hurlstone
as Walter Boggis
Hugo Guinness
as Nathan Bunce
Helen McCrory
as Mrs. Bean
Roman Coppola
as Squirrel Contractor
Garth Jennings
as Bean's Son
Brian Cox
as Action 12 Reporter
Tristan Oliver
as Explosives Man
Jeremy Dawson
as Beaver's Son
Jennifer Furches
as Dr. Badger
Allison Abbate
as Rabbit's Ex-Girlfrie...
Molly Cooper
as Rabbit Girl
Adrien Brody
as Field Mouse
Martin Ballard
as Fire Chief
Eric Anderson
as Kristofferson
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Critic Reviews for Fantastic Mr. Fox

All Critics (224) | Top Critics (46)

Visually, the movie is a wonder, with its profusion of detail and exquisitely focussed "performances" by the figurines, whom Anderson frames in images as precisely composed as those in his live-action work.

Full Review… | March 11, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

Sometimes too clever by half, the film, replete with in-jokes, may in some ways work better for adults. Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwarztman also provide adept voice work.

Full Review… | March 11, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

A boisterous and magnificent treat.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Top Critic

If Fantastic Mr Fox feels like Anderson's freshest film since Rushmore, that can only be due to the animation. Beneath those tactile textures, there's nothing you could strictly call fantastic.

Full Review… | March 11, 2014
New Statesman

Fantastic Mr. Fox is gorgeous and fanciful, with a glorious stop-motion animation style of its own.

Full Review… | March 11, 2014
Toledo Blade

No matter how thin the narrative clay gets in this stop-motion animated piece, there's more than enough faux fur to make you purr from plush-toy flashbacks.

Full Review… | March 11, 2014

Audience Reviews for Fantastic Mr. Fox


Cute movie and def different after all the cgi movies to come out with something new.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

A visually stunning animation that dazzles us at every second especially because of the amazing attention that it pays to details, and the result is a delightful fun for all ages, with a clever, witty plot, great voicing and Wes Anderson's trademark sense of humor.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

innovative and fun, wes andersons animated film is destined to become a classic. the voice acting was superb and the story was clever, anderson made great decisions on the right way to render the beloved source material to film. a wonderful film.

danny d

Super Reviewer

Fantastic Mr. Fox Quotes

Mrs. Fox: You are a quote unquote fantastic Mr. Fox.
Mr. Fox: I try.
– Submitted by Tarin P (42 days ago)
Ash: Wheres my bandit hat!
– Submitted by Ian A (50 days ago)
Franklin Bean: They took everything?
– Submitted by Ian A (50 days ago)
Mr. Fox: Redemption? Sure. But in the end, he's just another dead rat in a garbage pail behind a Chinese restaurant.
– Submitted by Tariq K (2 years ago)

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