Fantastic Mr. Fox

Recommended for ages 8 and up

  • Introduction

    Berkeley-based independent filmmaker Bill Kinder began his career in documentary, news, and sports, with a focus on editing and creating experimental nonfiction films. He then worked at American Zoetrope and later Pixar, where he was founding director of editorial and post-production from 1996 to 2014.

Fantastic Mr. Fox . . . is in some ways [Wes Anderson’s] most fully realized and satisfying film.

A. O. Scott, New York Times

George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe,

Wes Anderson’s vibrant adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel about a fox clan and other animal friends eluding human predators is a meticulous work of stop-motion animation. Anderson transforms the original text into a tale of odd family dynamics. “Watching Fantastic Mr. Fox is sheer delight for the close attention to every aspect of the look and feel, from those lightning-lit paintings of Mrs. Fox’s to the way the foxes’ fur rises in a draft of wind . . . [the filmmakers] created a look for this film that is perfectly unique” (Erica Wagner, Current).

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  • Wes Anderson
  • Noah Baumbach
Based On
  • Roald Dahl’s novel

Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 87 mins
  • 20th Century Studios/Criterion Pictures