The movie is a British made movie set in UK and of course its a classic Roald Dahl book and will be premiered at this years London Film Festival before been release to general public nationwide.
“”Boggis and Bunce and Bean, One short, one fat, one lean. These horrible crooks, so different in looks, were nonetheless equally mean.”
Mr. Fox, Mrs. Fox, and all their fox babies live under a hill under a tree, along with Badger, Rabbit, Weasel, and all of their families. To make ends meet, every night, Mr. Fox steals a meal from one of the three crooked farmers–Boggis, a chicken farmer, Bunce, who has a little bit of everything but only eats duck liver, and Bean, who farms turkeys and apples and subsists solely on apple cider. With his keen sense of smell, and the farmers’ distinctive diets, Mr. Fox has no problem evading them.
After so much treatment, the greedy farmers band together to end Mr. Fox. They ambush him at the base of his hole in the hill, and while Mr. Fox survives, his tail does not. Thus begins an obsession on the part of the farmers. They first try to dig the foxes out, but they are outdug by eight sets of paws. Then, they move to starving them out. This is unfortunate, as no other creatures living under the hill (though now more of a valley; a bulldozer was involved at one point) can get out, either. Mr. Fox is not a very popular figure until he chances across the idea of digging under the farmhouses…” – IMDB
Lot’s of big hollywood stars doing the voices likes George Clooney (Mr.Fox), Meryl Streep (Mrs Fox), Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Brian Cox, Adrian Brody and even ex-Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker gets to voice a character.
Looking at the movie stills and the trailer the stop motion animation reminds me alot of the old style 1960/70’s childrens animation from British TV, a little creepy at times. Looking arounfd the internet there’s been a mixed reaction for this movie but with a big cast voicing it Im sure it will do well. If the children like it, thats what matters.
The Fantastic Mr Fox is out in UK 23rd October (USA 14 November).