Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Poster


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The Story of the Fox (1930)
Several characters as well as the story and overall look and style of 'Mr. Fox' are inspired by 'The Tale of the Fox'.
Citizen Kane (1941)
Bean smashes all of his surroundings when hearing that the Foxes have "taken everything"
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
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).
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
The Wellingtons' theme from 'Davy Crockett' is heard in the film.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Dialogue quoted by Kylie: "You say one thing, she says another, and everything switches back again!"
West Side Story (1961)
Rat's fingersnapping and switchblade are inspired by scenes from "West Side Story".
From Russia with Love (1963)
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.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) (TV Short)
The scene with all the main characters dancing together is mirrored in 'Mr. Fox'.
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
theme song heard
MASH (1970)
Mr. Fox's whistle is the one used by Hawkeye Pierce in MASH (1970).
Two English Girls (1971)
"Une Petite Ile" is taken from Georges Delerue's score for this film.
Dirty Harry (1971)
"Blown clean off"
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
The enigmatic wolf sequence where hands are raised in solidarity is inspired by a similar scene in "Jeremiah Johnson".
Day for Night (1973)
"Le Grand Choral" is taken from Georges Delerue's score for this film.
Robin Hood (1973)
Nancy Adams' "Love" is heard in the film.
Paddington Bear (1976) (TV Series)
shop called Paddington references a TV series with a similar animation style
Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (1989) (TV Movie)
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."
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
The shot of Mr. Fox embracing Mrs. Fox in front of a waterfall.
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Fox says "And so it begins," in the same fashion and context as Dignan.
Molto Mario (1996) (TV Series)
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 Pledge (2001)
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
Hulk (2003)
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.

Referenced in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Rotten Tomatoes Show Year Endies (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown opening sequence, Brett gives it his Year Endies of the Year award
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Announced as Best Animated Feature nominee, Dancers danced to its score, as well
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The American/Going the Distance/Machete (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown for 'George Clooney in 3 Minutes or Less' segment
Post Mortem with Mick Garris: John Landis (2010) (TV Episode)
Landis says he enjoyed this movie
The Office: The Search (2011) (TV Episode)
Erin refers to Michael as "the Incredible Mr. Fox."
The Rep (2012)
There's a poster of it in a movie theatre.
The Sugarcube Critic: Applebuck Season (2014) (TV Episode)
Nook compares Rainbow Dash explaining her contraption to the instructions for Whackbat.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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.
LOL: Come Laugh at Us and with Us (2014) (Short)
Makes use of 'American Empirical Pictures' and 'Mr. Fox in the Fields' by Alexandre Desplat
Face Off: What a Dahl (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Honest Game Trailers: Star Fox 64 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Rap Critic Reviews: The Top 10 Worst Lyrics of 2014 (2015) (TV Episode)
"It's just bad songwriting. You wrote a bad song, Lupe!"
A Wes Anderson Film (2015) (Short)
Mentioned in conversation.
Flecos (2015) (Short)
The vain, final, happy dance scene was inspired by the end of the feature film by Wes Anderson.
AniMat's Reviews: Anomalisa (2016) (TV Episode)
"Like what Wes Anderson did with Fantastic Mr. Fox..."
Loose Canon: Oscar Bait: A History (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster shown.
Traceroute (2016)
mentioned by name

Featured in 

Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.23 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.40 (2009) (TV Episode)
Promotional excerpts showed during interview with Bill Murray - Badger and Mr. Fox get's in to a 'cussing match' at Badger's office.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Men Who Stare at Goats/A Christmas Carol/Precious (2009) (TV Episode)
New in Theatres for the Weekend Peekend
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 2012/The Messenger/Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
At the Movies: Summer Special 2009/10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when this movie is reviewed.
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Clips shown when nominated for a catagory
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
New on DVD for the Weekend Peekend.
AniMat's Reviews: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
South Jersey Sam: Top 13 Best Foxes (2011) (TV Episode)
Character listed at #2
AniMat's Classic Reviews: The Secret of Kells (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat says he reviewed this film, but forgot about reviewing The Secret of Kells as promised in that review. Clip briefly shown.
Film '72: Episode dated 26 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage shown
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - The First Features (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown during introduction.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies for Adults (2015) (TV Episode)
Ranks at #5
Animation Lookback: Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Modern Films (2015) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about. Clips shown
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto 3" R&T Part 7 (2015) (TV Episode)
The "Another dead rat in a garbage pile behind a Chinese restaurant" was shown.
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
90 years of Oscar montage


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
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.

Spoofed in 

Mad: Fantastic Megan Fox/Mad vs. Wild (2010) (TV Episode)
Megan Fox portrays Mr. Fox and goes out to steal the looks of three of her competitors.

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