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The Cunning Little Vixen (2003)

An adaptation of Leos Janacek's opera Prihody Lisky Bystrousky (1925), based on the novel Liska Bystrouska by Rudolf Tesnohlidek. It follows the life of Sharp-Ears, a fox who is captured by... See full summary »

Director:

Geoff Dunbar

Writers:

Leos Janácek (libretto), David Pountney (English libretto) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Christine Buffle Christine Buffle ... Vixen Sharpears (voice)
Grant Doyle Grant Doyle ... The Forester (voice)
Richard Coxon Richard Coxon ... Dashwood Fox (voice)
Keel Watson Keel Watson ... Harashta (voice)
Peter Van Hulle Peter Van Hulle ... Schoolmaster / Mosquito / Grasshopper (voice)
Andrew Foster-Williams Andrew Foster-Williams ... Badger (voice) (as A. Foster-Williams)
Katarina Giotas Katarina Giotas ... Forester's Wife / Owl (voice)
Matt Baker Matt Baker ... Lapak the Dog (voice)
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An adaptation of Leos Janacek's opera Prihody Lisky Bystrousky (1925), based on the novel Liska Bystrouska by Rudolf Tesnohlidek. It follows the life of Sharp-Ears, a fox who is captured by a forester as a cub and raised in his home prior to escaping back into the forest. Written by Misty De Meo

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forest | fox | tied up | dog | chess | See All (16) »

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The animated film of Janacek's opera

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Animation

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A ravasz rókácska See more »

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Dolby Digital | Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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"Dashwood Fox" was not the character's original name; in both the original novel and the opera he was Zlatohrbitek, which translates to, according to the source, "Goldenstripe" or "Goldenback". It is unknown why his name was changed in the animated film. See more »

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The Cunning Little Vixen was a wonderfully animated version of Leos Janacek's opera
25 February 2009 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this animated featurette of Leos Janacek's opera as directed by Geoff Dunbar on YouTube. It's mainly about a female fox who as a child gets taken from her mother to this man's house. Three months later as an adult, she escapes but not before killing all the chickens that her master and his wife had raised. Back in the forest, she meets a male fox and falls for him. After she gets pregnant, he agrees to marry her...I'll stop right there and say this was a pretty touching story of this lady fox and her adventures despite her brutal nature concerning other animals. Both the music and the voices chosen to verbalize the story are wonderfully played throughout. And Dunbar's animation provide some of the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen in an animated project. So with all that said, I highly recommend The Cunning Little Vixen.


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