Wes Anderson

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

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.

Film Info

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

Special 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

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Special 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
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Cast
George Clooney
Mr. Fox
Meryl Streep
Mrs. Fox
Jason Schwartzman
Ash
Bill Murray
Badger
Wally Wolodarsky
Kylie
Eric Anderson
Kristofferson
Michael Gambon
Franklin Bean
Willem Dafoe
Rat
Owen Wilson
Coach Skip
Jarvis Cocker
Petey
Credits
Director
Wes Anderson
Written for the screen by
Wes Anderson
Written for the screen by
Noah Baumbach
Produced by
Allison Abbate
Produced by
Scott Rudin
Produced by
Wes Anderson
Produced by
Jeremy Dawson
Executive producers
Steven Rales
Executive producers
Arnon Milchan
Animation director
Mark Gustafson
Director of photography
Tristan Oliver
Production designer
Nelson Lowry
Music composed and conducted by
Alexandre Desplat
Supervising editor
Andrew Weisblum
Music supervisor
Randall Poster
Puppets fabricated by
Mackinnon and Saunders

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Introducing the Fantastic Mr. Fox Special Edition
Introducing the Fantastic Mr. Fox Special Edition

Interviews, puppets, and props—oh my! Check out this new trailer for a sneak preview of what our bursting-at-the-seams special edition of Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox has to offer, from behind-the-scenes footage to a cartoon Jarvis Cocker.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox: Vulpine Nature
Fantastic Mr. Fox: Vulpine Nature

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

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Wes Anderson

Director, Writer

Houston native Wes Anderson’s idiosyncratic directorial style—marked by eccentric, colorful compositions and a fastidious attention to detail—seemed completely anomalous in the U.S. independent film landscape at the outset of his career. But it’s become such an influence on other homegrown auteurs that it’s beginning to look as archetypally American as apple pie. Anderson debuted with Bottle Rocket, a thirteen-minute video shown at Sundance. On the strength of that short, producers James L. Brooks and Polly Platt brought Anderson and his cowriter and star Owen Wilson to Hollywood, where the pair embarked on the project of turning it into a feature. The result, a crisply shot comedy about dead-end criminals in Texas, announced Anderson as a major talent; his next film, Rushmore, a wildly acclaimed, widescreen coming-of-age tale that introduced actor Jason Schwartzman and gave Bill Murray a critical comeback, cemented that reputation. These films, like the ones he’s made in the years since—from the Oscar-nominated The Royal Tenenbaums to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou to The Darjeeling Limited and the animated Fantastic Mr. Fox—are vivid, wry studies of families and other groups, infused with liberal doses of both hilarity and melancholy.


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