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Genre Animated
Running Time 87 min
Release Date Nov 13, 2009
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

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… Show more

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(no rating) Nov. 27, 2009 - Boston.com - Wesley Morris

Early last week, Wes Anderson’s girlfriend had to be in Boston for a day or two. Rather than stay home, he came with her. Anderson is 40, but he seems considerably younger. Not youthful per se, but young. He speaks in long, energetic paragraphs that end when all the necessary information has been delivered. This isn’t as transactional or charmless as it sounds. You can imagine him speaking in the same articulate, thoroughly descriptive manner about love or pizza or doing the laundry. His characters, in such movies as “Rushmore’’ and “The Royal Tenenbaums,’’ express themselves in the same discursive way.

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Nov. 25, 2009 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

The wry stop-motion delight “Fantastic Mr. Fox’’ feels lovingly fussed over. With its papier-mâché skies, animal characters sporting glued-on tufts of fur, landscapes that seem to be cobbled together from spit and plasticine, it’s a defiantly handmade artifact - a tabletop movie.

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