REVIEW: FANTASTIC MR. FOX
Academy Awardģ-winning* Hollywood heavyweights George Clooney (Up In The Air) and Meryl Streep (Itís Complicated) lend their voices to the hilarious, heartwarming and dazzling stop-motion animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenebaums) Fantastic Mr. Fox, arriving as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack and on DVD March 23 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. In there-imagined classic family tale, Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman: The Darjeeling Limited) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest heist the animal world has ever seen. When mean old farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean join forces to surround Mr. Fox and his family, they donít realize they are not dealing with any old fox Ė itís Fantastic Mr. Fox and he has a fantastic master plan to save the day!
SYNOPSIS: Mr and Mrs
Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting
young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, 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 and with not 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
DVD: Fantastic Mr. Fox is presented in
a widescreen format with a 1.85:1 aspect ration. The
transfer looks clean, judging from the watermark screening
received it is very difficult to determine the real quality
of the video, however I wont doubt that the final product
will be just fine. The picture is
complemented with a 5.1 Dolby digital sound with Spanish and English subtitles.
In terms of special features the DVD includes only a few. it includes "From Script to Screen" which talk about the ideas for making the film from it original script. It also includes a nice short and interesting featurette called "Still Life (Puppet Animation)", which talk about still
puppet animation and finally it includes "A Beginnerís Guide to Whack-Bat".
Overall the creativity and beautiful script presented by
Wes Anderson, is what takes this film to the next level. This film
proofs that sometimes you don't need a stunning animation to
make a good animated film.
1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish/French Dolby Surround
Subtitles - English French Spanish - Optional
From Script to Screen
Still Life (Puppet Animation)
A Beginnerís Guide to Whack-Bat
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