Fantastic Mr Fox: DVD Review
Fantastic Mr Fox
Released by Roadshow Entertainment
Madcap and inspired, George Clooney stars in this version of the classic
Roald Dahl tale.
Clooney is Mr Fox, who's given up his chicken philandering ways and taken a
job with a local newspaper to appease Mrs Fox (Meryl Streep).
However, when farmers Boggis, Bean and Bunce move in nearby Fox is suddenly
taken with the idea of one last major chicken heist to retire on. But he finds
the adrenaline thrill of the theft intoxicating and soon he's upto his neck in
it as the farmers fight back.
Fantastic Mr Fox is great fun - a wonderful vocal cast (including the likes
of Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and a brilliantly deadpan turn from Jason
Schwartzman as cousin Ash) will delight you from the beginning to the end.
However, it's director Wes Anderson who's the big winner here as he rocks the
stop motion animation world with this. It's beautiful watch and you really
appreciate the painstaking effort put in by the animators.
Quite simply Fantastic Mr Fox is one of the best pieces of family fodder I've
seen for a long time.
Extras: A doco exploring the look of FMF, a look at the cast
and a short detailing the basics of the insane game WhackBat from the film are
an adequate package - but are a little weak to tie in with such a great