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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

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An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Fox (voice)
Mrs. Fox (voice)
Ash (voice)
Badger (voice)
Kylie (voice) (as Wally Wolodarsky)
Kristofferson (voice) (as Eric Anderson)
Franklin Bean (voice)
Rat (voice)
Coach Skip (voice)
Petey (voice)
Weasel (voice)
Linda Otter (voice)
Robin Hurlstone ...
Walter Boggis (voice)
Nathan Bunce (voice)
Mrs. Bean (voice)


This is the story of 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 Cinema_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action, smoking and slang humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den fantastiska räven  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$265,900, 15 November 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,002,919, 8 April 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,471,023, 8 April 2010
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Ash and Mr. Fox are in the sewer talking, Ash is sitting still staring down the viewer. This is what is commonly known as the "Kubrick stare". A technique developed by Stanley Kubrick, and the director would often use it when a character had to be intimidating or unsettling. See more »


Ash says he doesn't have a bandit hat but a modified tube sock, but the hat/sock he puts on has a clearly visible heel, identifying it as a crew, rather than a tube, sock. See more »


[first lines]
Mr. Fox: What'd the doctor say?
Mrs. Fox: Nothing. Supposedly it's just a 24-hour bug. He gave me some pills.
Mr. Fox: I told you, you probably just ate some bad gristle.
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Crazy Credits

The film title appears on a library book, homaging the film as a novel adaptation. See more »


References Day for Night (1973) See more »


Petey's Song
Written by Jarvis Cocker, Wes Anderson, and Noah Baumbach
Performed by Jarvis Cocker
Courtesy of Rough Trade Records
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Brilliant, and utterly enjoyable. You will love this movie!!!
16 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is such an exceptional piece of work, I left the theater amazed at how talented Wes Anderson is. While I like much of his other movies, I was completely blown away by this. The imagination and creativity in this film is truly impressive. I enjoyed every moment of this, and so will you.

The plot centers around Mr. Fox (voice by George Clooney) who decides to start stealing chickens and things from his neighbor Walter Baggis, the owner of a chicken and agricultural empire. The battle that ensues between Mr. Fox's gang, and Baggis' gang, escalates into an all out war. That is the basic theme of the plot. What counts in this movie is the execution, the humor and sheer wittiness Anderson adds to the stop motion figures. They are rendered in a way I have never seen before. Funny, unusual, cleaver, intelligent, I was delighted by every scene at the inventiveness with which it was handled. This movie is so smart and bursting with originality, you'll walk away knowing you completely got your money's worth. I absolutely recommend this film for anyone who appreciates talent, and loves movies.

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