This stop-motion film, marking Anderson’s first foray into animation, is an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story, centering on a clever fox who must outwit three mean, dimwitted farmers who try their hardest to hurt Mr. Fox and his family. Clooney will voice Mr. Fox, while Blanchett voices his wife.
The story is definitely a classic, but I’m surprised that the animation looks as rough as it does. I just thought I’d see something a little more polished… Then again, this is Wes Anderson and his work does tend to have a slightly indie feel to it. I guess it all makes sense… now I just need to figure out why I feel like I’m watching the Shirt Tales version of Ocean’s 11.