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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Anderson, Wes
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Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristofferson. But after twelve years of quiet domesticity, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground without enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers--Boggis, Bunce and Bean--who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost. In the end, he uses his natural instincts to save his family and friends.

MPAA rating: PG; action, smoking, and slang humor.|||general

Twentieth Century Fox presents ; in association with Indian Paintbrush and Regency Enterprises ; an American Empirical Picture ; directed by Wes Anderson ; written for the screen by Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach ; produced by Allison Abbate, Scott Rudin, Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson.

Based on the book by Roald Dahl.

Special features: Featurettes From script to screen (7 min.), Still life (puppet animation) (7 min.), A beginner's guide to Whack-Bat (1 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Sneak peeks (4 min.).

Voices: 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).

Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2009.

DVD; region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.

In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned in English.

Animation director, Mark Gustafson ; director of photography, Tristan Oliver ; production designer, Nelson Lowry ; music composed and conducted by Alexandre Desplat ; supervising editor, Andrew Weisblum ; puppets fabricated by Mackinnon and Saunders.
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