FANTASTIC MR. FOX
Wes Anderson made an impressive foray into stop-motion animation with this affectionate adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (voiced by George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live a respectable life in one of the better neighborhoods in the forest. But years of quiet domesticity prove too much for Mr. Fox's wild animal instincts; soon, he slips back into his old ways as a thief, endangering his family and the whole animal community. Featuring the voice talents of Anderson mainstays Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson, plus Willem Dafoe and Pulp's Jarvis Cocker. DIR/SCR/PROD Wes Anderson; SCR Noah Baumbach, from the novel by Roald Dahl; PROD Allison Abbate, Jeremy Dawson, Scott Rudin. U.S., 2009, color, 87 min. RATED PG
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