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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson

 
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • United States
  • 2009
  • 87 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #700

Fantastic Mr. Fox is the story of a clever, quick, nimble, and exceptionally well-dressed wild animal. A compulsive chicken thief turned newspaper reporter, Mr. Fox settles down with his family in a new foxhole in a beautiful tree—directly adjacent to three enormous poultry farms owned by three ferociously vicious farmers: Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Mr. Fox simply cannot resist. Wes Anderson’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel is a meticulous work of stop-motion animation featuring vibrant performances by George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, and Bill Murray.

Credits

DirectorWes Anderson
Written for the screen byWes Anderson and Noah Baumbach
Produced byAllison Abbate, Scott Rudin, Wes Anderson and Jeremy Dawson
Executive producersSteven Rales and Arnon Milchan
Animation directorMark Gustafson
Director of photographyTristan Oliver
Production designerNelson Lowry
Music composed and conducted byAlexandre Desplat
Supervising editorAndrew Weisblum
Music supervisorRandall Poster
Puppets fabricated byMackinnon and Saunders

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • Digital master, approved by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Anderson
  • Storyboard animatic for the entire film
  • Footage of the actors voicing their characters, puppet construction, stop-motion setups, and the recording of the score
  • Interviews with cast and crew
  • Puppet animation tests
  • Photo gallery of puppets, props, and sets
  • Animated awards acceptance speeches
  • Audio recording of author Roald Dahl reading the book on which the film is based
  • Fantastic Mr. Dahl, an hour-long 2005 documentary about the author
  • Gallery of Dahl’s original manuscripts
  • Discussion and analysis of the film
  • Stop-motion Sony robot commercial by Anderson
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Erica Wagner; a 2002 article on Dahl’s Gipsy House by Anderson; White Cape, a comic book used as a prop in the film; and drawings, original paintings, and other ephemera

    New cover by Turlo Griffin, with F. Ron Miller

Film Essays

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Fantastic Mr. Fox: Vulpine Nature

By Erica Wagner February 17, 2014

Flailing fathers, anxious mothers, and their moody offspring—these characters may have tails, but they’re Wes Anderson people through and through. Read more »

Photo Galleries

Figure in a Landscape

November 11, 2014


Video

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The Fox & Mr. Anderson

By :: kogonada March 05, 2014

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Behind the Scenes


Three Reasons


Film Essays

Current_28565id_135_thumbnail

Fantastic Mr. Fox: Vulpine Nature

By Erica Wagner February 17, 2014

Flailing fathers, anxious mothers, and their moody offspring—these characters may have tails, but they’re Wes Anderson people through and through. Read more »


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