Fantastic Mr. Fox - It Has Bill Murray, so it is Good
Based on a 1970 novel by famed children's book author Roald Dahl, "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009) is much more Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach than it is Dahl. This film will appeal to adults as well as the children at which it is aimed. Characters smoke, "cuss," and do all the things that people do that generally don't turn up in children's animation. If you are familiar with Anderson's work, you know to expect a lot of dry comedy, and that is exactly what you get in "Fantastic Mr. Fox."
|Mr. Fox, Man of the World|
|Just because you're a fox doesn't mean you can't have fun|
|The name's Fox... Mr. Fox|
|Mrs. Fox is the Perfect Wife|
|Let's have a party... underground|
Three tunes by Burl Ives were used, in an apparent nod to the seasonal stop-motion classic Rankin/Bass holiday special "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," in which Burl Ives voiced the narrator, Sam the Snowman. There is some action, including a fight to the death, which might scare some younger viewers.
|Mr. Fox trying to work things out like an adult|
|It must be wonderful to grow up, still play with your toys, and get paid for it|