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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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Directors: Peter Lord, Nick Park
Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Phil Daniels
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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

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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 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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Trivia

According to an interview Wes Anderson for 'The Treatment' with Elvis Mitchell, the look of the film was inspired by the artwork by Donald Chaffin for the original book by Roald Dahl. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 LOL: Come Laugh at Us and with Us (2014) See more »

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Le Grand Choral
Written by Georges Delerue
Performed by Georges Delerue
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
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Great movie, not just for kids.
5 July 2014 | by 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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