Fantastic Mr Fox

October 19th 2009katie

I saw Fantastic Mr Fox at the weekend, a special gala as part of the BFI Film Festival. I’m not usually a big fan of ‘kids’ films but being directed by my favourite, Wes Anderson, I thought it was worth seeing.

It most definitely is; it’s full of Wes’s charm, humour and idiosyncratic design (love the ‘chapter’ headings) and dialogue. It’s full of little details that Wes fans will appreciate, like the Team Zissou-esque bandit masks and the ubiquitous loser-athlete character (Foxy’s son Ash, voiced by Jason Schwartzman). I wonder how the actual kids in the audience found it as it’s packed with adult jokes and references (the chararcters even swear in code: ‘cluster-cuss’, ‘cuss with his head’, etc), but I guess the rowdy action fun appealed to them as well as me. It’s perfectly cast and the stop-motion characters and their world are totally charming. Go and see it!

Love the design of these posters, too – sharp and colourful.

Images: Rotten Tomatoes

Comments (4)

  • kirstyb

    October 21st 2009 at 9:49 pm

    hope you have lots of fun xxxxx

  • San Smith

    October 23rd 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I really want to see this movie!! I adore Wes Anderson's films.

  • Paris Poodle

    November 1st 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Cute blog! I cant wait to see this as my friend worked on all the animation for this film and he has been talking about it for a good year! Gonna have to cross my fingeres that it comes out in Paris sometime soon!

  • Anke

    November 7th 2009 at 5:31 pm

    i agree the film was absolutely perfect.

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