Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Several characters as well as the story and overall look and style of 'Mr. Fox' are inspired by 'The Tale of the Fox'.
Bean smashes all of his surroundings when hearing that the Foxes have "taken everything"
The sound made by Bean's cider press is exactly like the sound made by the textile lab in The Man in the White Suit (1951).
The Wellingtons' theme from 'Davy Crockett' is heard in the film.
Dialogue quoted by Kylie: "You say one thing, she says another, and everything switches back again!"
Rat's fingersnapping and switchblade are inspired by scenes from "West Side Story".
In the introductory shot of Bean in front of his farm he is imitating Sean Connery's pose on the original poster for this film. His gun is also similar.
The scene with all the main characters dancing together is mirrored in 'Mr. Fox'.
theme song heard
Mr. Fox's whistle is the one used by Hawkeye Pierce in MASH (1970).
"Une Petite Ile" is taken from Georges Delerue's score for this film.
"Blown clean off"
The enigmatic wolf sequence where hands are raised in solidarity is inspired by a similar scene in "Jeremiah Johnson".
"Le Grand Choral" is taken from Georges Delerue's score for this film.
Nancy Adams' "Love" is heard in the film.
shop called Paddington references a TV series with a similar animation style
Mr. Fox is seen implanting knockout drugs into blueberries for unsuspecting guard dogs to consume. This technique was taken from the Roald Dahl-written "Danny, the Champion of the World."
Fox says "And so it begins," in the same fashion and context as Dignan.
Rabbit, is voiced by Mario Batali, is essentially a lapine version of the cook, and is shown wearing his outfit from the show while cooking.
The scene where the foxes tunnel up into the chicken shed (with a semi circular roof' Nissen Hut Style) and are urrounded by chickens references the scene in The Pledge (2001) where detectives have to wander amid chickens to inform a couple about the death of their small child
The last fight between Mr. Fox and Rat in fast-flashing-stop-motion is a mimic of the fight of Hulk with his father inside the thunderclouds.
Poster shown opening sequence, Brett gives it his Year Endies of the Year award
Announced as Best Animated Feature nominee, Dancers danced to its score, as well
Poster shown for 'George Clooney in 3 Minutes or Less' segment
Landis says he enjoyed this movie
Erin refers to Michael as "the Incredible Mr. Fox."
Nook compares Rainbow Dash explaining her contraption to the instructions for Whackbat.
The symbol worn by Henckels and his army is the head of Mr Fox from The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), also directed by Wes Anderson.
Makes use of 'American Empirical Pictures' and 'Mr. Fox in the Fields' by Alexandre Desplat
Mentioned by narrator
"It's just bad songwriting. You wrote a bad song, Lupe!"
The vain, final, happy dance scene was inspired by the end of the feature film by Wes Anderson.
"Like what Wes Anderson did with Fantastic Mr. Fox..."
Promotional excerpts showed during interview with Bill Murray - Badger and Mr. Fox get's in to a 'cussing match' at Badger's office.
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Character listed at #2
AniMat says he reviewed this film, but forgot about reviewing The Secret of Kells as promised in that review. Clip briefly shown.
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The "Another dead rat in a garbage pile behind a Chinese restaurant" was shown.
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Standing at the top of the tree with Kylie, Mr. Fox asks, "Who am I Kylie?" and at the end of the conversation says, "and so it begins." This is a spoof of Theoden speaking with Gamling before the Battle of Helm's Deep.
Megan Fox portrays Mr. Fox and goes out to steal the looks of three of her competitors.