The Tale of the Fox (Le Roman de Renard) Reviews
This particular fox had an incredible ability to mislead & trick people & that eventually gets him in front of the King in hot water.
The animation is so emasculate for 1930 but it's in many ways bizarre imagery. A must see for any French Film Enthusiasts.
So, that's what I said, after I saw this movie the first time. And I'm assuming a lot of other people could say the same thing. Reynard's not really the usual type of hero. He takes 'anti-hero' to a whole new level for something expected to be a children's film. But if you view the film as a whole, it really does work. The film values the cunning and wit of it's main character higher than anything else, with the moral being essentially "use your dang brain" more than anything else. Reynard still doesn't become very likable under that definition unless your definition of 'lovable-rouge' normally extends to attempted/successful murder, but if you accept this as a morality tale, with the characters representing intelligence more than anything else, you can start to root for Reynard a bit as he outwits the increasingly ignorant animals in the town.
The film looks beautiful and the animation is absolutely fantastic especially for when it was made (This is also the film that inspired Fantastic Mr. Fox's visual style, so you can spot the visual homages).
So yeah, if you get the chance, give it a try