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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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Mr. Fox (voice)
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Mrs. Fox (voice)
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Ash (voice)
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Badger (voice)
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Kylie (voice) (as Wally Wolodarsky)
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Kristofferson (voice) (as Eric Anderson)
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Franklin Bean (voice)
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Rat (voice)
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Coach Skip (voice)
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Petey (voice)
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Weasel (voice)
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Linda Otter (voice)
Robin Hurlstone ...
Walter Boggis (voice)
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Nathan Bunce (voice)
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Mrs. Bean (voice)
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Storyline

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 Cinema_Fan

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Dig the life fantastic. See more »


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

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25 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den fantastiska räven  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,517,312 (UK) (23 October 2009)

Gross:

$20,999,103 (USA) (2 April 2010)
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Trivia

Marks the first appearance of The Beach Boys' music in a Wes Anderson film. Anderson had originally thought of using their recording of "Sloop John B" for the final scene in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), but later changed his mind. See more »

Goofs

The film is clearly set in England, according to Mr. Fox's morning paper and other clues. But the wolf's alpine backdrop is like something out of the Rocky Mountains, and Kiley is an American opossum--there are no opossums or any marsupial relatives native to Europe. On the wackbat-trophy's champion-list there is an "M.K. Silvery-Marmoset", a creature found only in very limited areas in Brazil. See more »

Quotes

[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 initial end credits play out over the outside shot of Boggis, Bunce and Bean's supermarket. See more »

Connections

References Robin Hood (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Fooba Wooba John
Traditional
Performed by Burl Ives
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great movie, not just for kids.
5 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The beginning of the movie is simple, and a bit off putting, but if you sit back, and enjoy it as a work of art, and not a testament to real life, you will love it. It is beautifully and strangely directed by Wes Anderson and is meaningful not just for kids, but for adults too. The dynamite cast is another reason to watch this. This is relatively faithful to the book, and if you love Roald Dahl, you will love this movie. If you love Wes Anderson, you will love this movie. If you love animation, you will love this movie. If you love movies, you will love this movie. It is thought provoking, and fun for everybody, and I highly recommend it.


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