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FANTASTIC MR FOX
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast (voices of): George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wallace Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, Jarvis Cocker, Wes Anderson, Karen Duffy, Robin Hurlstone, Hugo Guinness, Helen McCrory Roman Coppola, Juman Malouf, Jeremy Dawson, Garth Jennings, Brian Cox, Tristan Oliver, James Hamilton, Steven M Rales Rob Hersov, Jennifer Furches, Allison Abbate, Molly Cooper, Adrien Brody
Director: Wes Anderson
Countries: USA / UK
USA & UK: 87 mins
USA Rated: PG for action, smoking and slang humor
UK Certificate: PG contains mild violence and scary scenes
USA Release Date: 25 November 2009
USA Release Date: 13 November 2009 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 23 October 2009
FANTASTIC MR FOX is visionary director Wes Anderson's first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best selling children's book by Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach). The film features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, Jarvis Cocker.
Mr and Mrs Fox (Clooney and Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristopherson (Eric Anderson). 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.
Based on the beloved story by Roald Dahl, the film tells the tale of the noble, charming and fantastic Mr. Fox who uses his wits and cunning to outfox three dimwitted farmers who tire of sharing their chickens with the crafty creature.
Wes Anderson (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited) directs the stop-motion animation of Roald Dahl's much loved children's book. FANTASTIC MR FOX is voiced by George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray and Michael Gambon. Additional voices are provided by Helen McCrory, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Jarvis Cocker, who has also written and performed songs.