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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.

Director:

Wes Anderson

Writers:

Roald Dahl (novel), Wes Anderson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Mr. Fox (voice)
Meryl Streep ... Mrs. Fox (voice)
Jason Schwartzman ... Ash (voice)
Bill Murray ... Badger (voice)
Wallace Wolodarsky ... Kylie (voice) (as Wally Wolodarsky)
Eric Chase Anderson ... Kristofferson (voice) (as Eric Anderson)
Michael Gambon ... Franklin Bean (voice)
Willem Dafoe ... Rat (voice)
Owen Wilson ... Coach Skip (voice)
Jarvis Cocker ... Petey (voice)
Wes Anderson ... Weasel (voice)
Karen Duffy ... Linda Otter (voice)
Robin Hurlstone Robin Hurlstone ... Walter Boggis (voice)
Hugo Guinness ... Nathan Bunce (voice)
Helen McCrory ... Mrs. Bean (voice)
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Storyline

This is the story of Mr. Fox (George Clooney) 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 Walter Boggis (Robin Hurlstone), Nathan Bunce (Hugo Guinness), and Franklin Bean (Sir Michael Gambon). 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Writer, producer, and director Wes Anderson wanted to use real animal hair for all of the animal puppets, even though it meant that the hair would appear to ripple unnaturally in this movie, due to the puppeteers handling the models between frames. This rippling was apparently intentional. See more »

Goofs

Bean's helicopter is clearly modeled off of the helicopter in Magnum, P.I. 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 »

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

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Sega Smol Boi (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Grand Choral
Written by Georges Delerue
Performed by Georges Delerue
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
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25 April 2018 | by ninjachewitSee all my reviews

I love this movie. The visuals, the endearment from the characters, the ARCS oh boy the character arcs in this movie are SO SO AMAZING. Anderson makes you feel and care for the characters from square one which is a supremely difficult task to do (most directors/writers instead employ making them dislikable because it's way easier). The visuals are top notch and super original which deserves + 1 star on its own so really this movie gets a 11/10 from me.

The story and the overall effect of this movie to inspire artistic creations and not be afraid of telling a story from your unique perspective is what this movie should really be looked on about. It's a masterpiece.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$265,900, 15 November 2009

Gross USA:

$21,002,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,471,023
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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