What it’s about: Based on the popular Roald Dahl book, Fantastic Mr. Fox follows the Fox Family who live an ordinary life, until Mr. Fox plots a giant chicken heist and enlists the help of his criminal friends.
Who’s in it: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson and many others provide voicing.
When it came out: 2009
How come you haven’t heard of (or just seen) it: I hadn’t quite discovered the world of director Wes Anderson when this film came out, and so it simply passed by me.
Why you need to watch it–immediately!
- The still life puppet animation is unparalleled
- Quirky characters like Ash and Kristofferson steal every scene they are in
- The voice cast is a dream
- The film is laugh-out-loud funny all throughout
- Wes Anderson should be doing more animated film
- The way the Fox’s eat dinner is hilarious
- This movie answers the question, What Does the Fox Say?
- This is hands down the best robbery film out there
- It’s a quirky, cute, and unconventional children’s film!
- The film is getting the Criterion treatment!
Adriana Floridia is a girl who has been passionate about film her whole life. Get to know her on Twitter @adrifloridia.