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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.
Adorned with all the adolescent fetishes of his previous films, its stop-action animation world suits Anderson, allowing him to create the perfect playground for his deadpan sense of humor and relentless examination of familial anxiety.
That melancholy tug of Anderson's work is still present here, but Fantastic Mr. Fox may be his most purely pleasurable film to date, evoking the Dahl books and Rankin-Bass productions that so transported him as a kid.
Anderson wants to turn his fox family into another version of the dysfunctional families that regularly pop up in his work. And this is where his adaptation really rubs against the grain of the original.