Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar, among a bunch of merry lemurs
A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.
It is the story of one Mr. Fox and his wild-ways of hen heckling, turkey taking and cider sipping, nocturnal, instinctive adventures. He has to put his wild days behind him and do what fathers do best: be responsible. He is too rebellious. He is too wild. He is going to try "just one more raid" on the three nastiest, meanest farmers that are Boggis, Bunce and Bean. It is a tale of crossing the line of family responsibilities and midnight adventure and the friendships and awakenings of this country life that is inhabited by Fantastic Mr. Fox and his friends. Written by
20th century fox did consider making Mr. fox the company mascot but decided not to because of how the idea was too similar to a joke once made on Matt Groening's The Simpsons. See more »
Bean's helicopter is clearly modeled off of the helicopter in Magnum, P.I. (1980) and has the exact same paint scheme when viewed in long shots. However, a close up shot of the pilot in the cockpit shows the frame of the front canopy to be painted yellow, whereas it should be red in that section. See more »
We're all different.
[indicates Mr. Fox]
Especially him. But there's something kind of fantastic about that, isn't there?
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The initial end credits play out over the outside shot of Boggis, Bunce and Bean's supermarket. See more »
Horn Concerto No. 4 In E Flat Major
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Amadeus Concert Orchestra of Polish Radio featuring Jacek Muzyk
Horn courtesy of Naxos
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This is a very entertaining animation. The story is not politically correct: it teaches children to follow their will and talents, even if that means being a good burglar. But it also teaches good things: to accept oneself; to do your best; to unite to get stronger, and work as a team, among other things.
The film goes on a good pace, it has a lot of action. Many things happen, keeping your attention. It gives the impression of being a long movie, but not because it's bad. I felt like my spent time was worth it. The different things that happen are well linked, and they go according to the characters' personality. As a fable, it works great - most fables do; and the characters are amusing.
This movie also gets extra points from me due to its originality. It represents people, in a way that it contains different, sometimes conflicting elements found in most people.
There are a few unnecessary scene, but they don't make this movie less fun. And a few technical elements are poor also, but one must admit that some things must be really hard to do in stop-motion. In fact, the creators did have a good amount of creativity in some scenes. Finally, I can't leave behind any comments on the graphical quality of the movie. It has some really beautiful images, and most of the others are at least very nice.
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