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The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby TheButcher on Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:29 pm

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

From cinematical: Wes Anderson and The Fantastic Mr. Fox 5/18/05
From cinematical: Fox Bags Fox with Wes Anderson 10/26/06
From cinematical: Clooney and Blanchett In Talks to Voice Fantastic Mr. Fox 2/23/07

From /film: Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman join The Fantastic Mr. Fox 9/27/07
From MTV: Wes Anderson Enlists Bill Murray For ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox’ 9/26/07

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George Clooney: Fantastic Mr. Fox 5/30/07

Dominic von Riedemann wrote:Fox Animation, the studio best known for the Ice Age film franchise, said in October it was going to distribute Wes Anderson's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's novel The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Anderson also said he was going stop-motion on this one.

Anderson directed Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. To have him writing and directing a Roald Dahl story was definite cause for celebration in the often-puerile world of family-oriented, animated films.

In February, George Clooney was "in negotiations" to voice the title role of Mr. Fox. Cate Blanchett (The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Hot Fuzz) was already confirmed to voice the role of Mrs. Fox, while Anderson regulars Jason Schwartzman (Marie Antoinette, Rushmore) and Anjelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou) were still negotiating salaries.

Many movie sites (like IMDb) said Clooney's involvement in The Fantastic Mr. Fox was a done deal. Finally, Clooney Studio (the best known of Clooney's fan sites, since The Clooney doesn't have an official website) went to Bryan Lourd, George's agent, to see if Clooney had worked out a deal with Anderson and Fox.

The following is a quote from their website:" Bryan confirmed to me that George has signed on to the movie." But does George Clooney have the voice acting chops to do credit to the role?

The Fantastic Mr. Fox is scheduled for a November 9, 2009 release date.
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Postby TheButcher on Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:03 am

From Variety 10/25/2006: Fox catches Dahl's 'Fox'

MICHAEL FLEMING wrote:Fox Animation has snared "Fantastic Mr. Fox."

The 20th Century Fox division will turn the Roald Dahl classic title into a film that will mix several forms of animation, primarily stop-motion.

Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach adapted the book; Anderson will direct and produce with Scott Rudin.

Tome tells the story of a fox who uses its wits and cunning to outfox three dimwitted farmers who tire of sharing their chickens with the fox and resort to a shock-and-awe offensive.

Project was originally bought by Joe Roth and Revolution Studios in 2004. When Revolution folded, Fox Animation president Chris Meledandri moved in on the project.

Rudin and Anderson are already collaborating on Fox Searchlight's "The Darjeeling Limited," with Anderson to direct; Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman star.

"Fox" marks the director's first feature foray into animation. Anderson will start pre-production and design while shooting "Darjeeling." He plans to make "Fox" in England, where part of "Darjeeling" will be shot.


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George Clooney: Fantastic Mr. Fox 5/30/07

Dominic von Riedemann wrote:Fox Animation, the studio best known for the Ice Age film franchise, said in October it was going to distribute Wes Anderson's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's novel The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Anderson also said he was going stop-motion on this one.

Anderson directed Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. To have him writing and directing a Roald Dahl story was definite cause for celebration in the often-puerile world of family-oriented, animated films.

In February, George Clooney was "in negotiations" to voice the title role of Mr. Fox. Cate Blanchett (The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Hot Fuzz) was already confirmed to voice the role of Mrs. Fox, while Anderson regulars Jason Schwartzman (Marie Antoinette, Rushmore) and Anjelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou) were still negotiating salaries.

Many movie sites (like IMDb) said Clooney's involvement in The Fantastic Mr. Fox was a done deal. Finally, Clooney Studio (the best known of Clooney's fan sites, since The Clooney doesn't have an official website) went to Bryan Lourd, George's agent, to see if Clooney had worked out a deal with Anderson and Fox.

The following is a quote from their website:" Bryan confirmed to me that George has signed on to the movie." But does George Clooney have the voice acting chops to do credit to the role?

The Fantastic Mr. Fox is scheduled for a November 9, 2009 release date.




From cinematical: Wes Anderson and The Fantastic Mr. Fox 5/18/05
From cinematical: Fox Bags Fox with Wes Anderson 10/26/06
From cinematical: Clooney and Blanchett In Talks to Voice Fantastic Mr. Fox 2/23/07

From /film: Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman join The Fantastic Mr. Fox 9/27/07
From MTV: Wes Anderson Enlists Bill Murray For ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox’ 9/26/07
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Ribbons on Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:53 am

Wes Anderson is awesome, Henry Selick is awesome, Roald Dahl is awesome, and "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" especially is awesome. As far as I'm concerned this project is full of win.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Maui on Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:11 pm

Yes, it is full of win.

Wes Anderson directing, no doubt there will be a quirky spin to Dahl's tale. Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman voice casting - I'm so there. Not familiar with any voice casting Blanchett has done for animated flicks, I think her resume is pretty lean in that regard, however I'm sure she will shine.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby jofussunshyne on Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:03 pm

Definitely full of win lol, this is probably the first book I remember reading all by myself as a kiddie. It always seemed like a good idea for an animation, and I'm surprised it hasn't been done in the past. Looking forward to it a ridiculous amount,


(Although I did hope for it to be the first book my children read also, but the film will probably (Hopefully lol,) come out first!)
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby John-Locke on Wed May 06, 2009 10:59 am

Meryl Streep confirmed as voice of Mrs Fox

Empire Online wrote:Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox may have got even more fantastic, with blog The Playlist confirming the rumour that Meryl Streep has recorded the part of Mrs Fox for the animation. She joins a voice-cast already boasting the talents of George Clooney (as Mr. Fox), Anderson muckers Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, as well as Willem Defoe, Jarvis Cocker, Michael Gambon and Owen Wilson.

It's a wonderful line-up for what promises to be one of the highlights of the film-going year. The only downside is that it means we'll miss the honeyed tones of Cate Blanchett, who was originally said to be in line for Mrs Fox.

While Anderson's stop-motion version of Roald Dahl's tale is still a work in progress, with sections of the animation unfinished, word from the advance screenings has been glowing. Expect Anderson's typically eclectic musical selection too, with tracks by Jarvis Cocker, Ennio Morricone and the Beach Boys.

Fantastic Mr. Fox slinks into our cinemas on October 23.


Can't wait to see this, I bet it's going to be a classic
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Fried Gold on Wed May 06, 2009 2:12 pm

We need Atomic back. He had some INSYDA NEWZ on the film.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby tapehead on Thu May 07, 2009 5:31 pm

Fried Gold wrote:We need Atomic back. He had some INSYDA NEWZ on the film.


I heard he once knocked back a job drawing animal porn for Wez Anderson, yo - could that be somehow related to this?

I always thought Dahl was a pretty crappy artist myself

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There have been some rumoured test screenings for a partially finished version of the film in New York this week. more here
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby John-Locke on Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:06 pm

Trailer

Read a few unimpressed reactions to this whilst I was waiting for the HD to load, maybe the fact that I suddenly lowered my expectations led me to react so well to this trailer. It looks bloomin' marvellous to me, can't wait to see the final film.

with new Coen Bros & Wes Anderson Trailers within 24 hours, you know it's nearing that time of the year when all the actual great films are coming out.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Ribbons on Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:00 pm

The stop motion seems a little less fluid than I'm used to seeing, I don't know whether that was intentional on Anderson's part or not, but I think I could get used to it.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Fievel on Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:03 pm

Ribbons wrote:The stop motion seems a little less fluid than I'm used to seeing, I don't know whether that was intentional on Anderson's part or not, but I think I could get used to it.


Wow, that was my exact thought.
The still pictures that were previously released looked pretty good. But seeing that in motion looked very... Gumby or Rankin Bass at times.
But by the end of the trailer, I was used to it.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby John-Locke on Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:29 pm

I guess this is exactly the style of animation I was expecting, it reminds me of The Wind in the Willows and a lot of stuff you tend to see on the BBC around Christmas Time, I love the look but I am surprised this cost so much money to make.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby BuckyO'harre on Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:37 am

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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Bob Samonkey on Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:02 pm

Man this looks really good. I love winter movies...
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:22 am

I think I just swooned a little.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Peven on Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:55 pm

this is looking really good and I can't wait for next weekend. anyone else planning on going....?
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Pacino86845 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:02 pm

Oh yeah, for sure! Been a massive Wes Anderson fan since Rushmore, and he's never let me down. This looks really promising.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:36 pm

Finally found the thread for this, though looking for the Parnassus one still.

Really did enjoy this film. Unusual that you got Wes' style on this, but it works very well and the odd storytelling method for a kids film makes it even more enjoyable.

Enjoyed it more than Bottle Rocket anyway.

And Dr Parnassus.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Pacino86845 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:34 pm

Truly I am envious of all your powers and knowledge, Kirk!

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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby BuckyO'harre on Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:39 pm

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Finally found the thread for this, though looking for the Parnassus one still.

Really did enjoy this film. Unusual that you got Wes' style on this, but it works very well and the odd storytelling method for a kids film makes it even more enjoyable.

Enjoyed it more than Bottle Rocket anyway.

And Dr Parnassus.



Interesting.

The only negative reviews I saw were from Brits who claimed it was all too "Americanized".
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:17 pm

BuckyO'harre wrote:
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Finally found the thread for this, though looking for the Parnassus one still.

Really did enjoy this film. Unusual that you got Wes' style on this, but it works very well and the odd storytelling method for a kids film makes it even more enjoyable.

Enjoyed it more than Bottle Rocket anyway.

And Dr Parnassus.



Interesting.

The only negative reviews I saw were from Brits who claimed it was all too "Americanized".


What film? Knowing nothing about the Fox before I saw it, I just liked the novel way it was put up and edited on screen. Like all the titles and voice overs used or stand back shots mapping the geography of the action locations. Just a very snappy way of pushing the story forward. I don't look into it too much to find it Americanised. Sometimes over analysing a film or attributing it to who made or was in it can spoil things and isn't the point.

Parnassus was just boring. British or American, whatever. Let's stop all this Heath worshipping too. He was OK in it, alright? Just OK.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby BuckyO'harre on Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:29 pm

Sorry, meant Mr. Fox.

Examples from RT-

IGN UK wrote:Dahl aficionados will be disappointed at the Americanisation of it all, while Anderson fans will doubtless grow tired of the predictable nature of proceedings.


Channel 4 film wrote:Honestly, this really isn't some kind of Transatlantic stand-off on our part. But how much longer are we expected to stand impotently by while Hollywood arrogantly Americanises our every British children's icon?


Daily Mail wrote:Whereas Dahl kept his foxes and other animals relatively true to their wild selves, Anderson humanises and Americanises without bothering to establish a coherent set of rules for his far too self-consciously quirky universe.



However the rating is at 91% fresh, and not all of the British reviews are negative.
Just wanted to get your thoughts on the matter.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:42 am

Damn. Thanks miserable english old gits. You ruined the movie for me now.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Pacino86845 on Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:15 am

As The Zone's official Animation Moderator (TM) I am proud to be the FIRST to say something after having seen The Fantastic Mr. Fox!

As much as I hate making comparisons to other movies, this is too tempting to resist: The Fantastic Mr. Fox is essentially comprised of The Royal Tenenbaums mashed up with Bottle Rocket, finally tossed into the blender with Chicken Run. Which is to say that the film shares some of the best elements of those other films. You have the screw-up patriarch, though more loveable here as now we are trying to appeal to kids. You have the mad-cap capers, and yes they are plural. There is a good amount of action here, but bear in mind that this is by Wes Anderson standards: his films tend to be dry and rather static (not complainin'). A lot of the Wes Anderson trademarks are present, so if you are a huge fan of his like I am you will be extremely happy with this. And finally of course you have the premise of animals vs humans, just like in Chicken Run. But the similarities end there.

Being a combination of several great films does not a great film make, but fortunately Mr. Fox has its own character. It is a delightful and visually-pleasing animated film filled with whimsy and clever humor and dialogue. As an adult it's the type of kids' film you love to watch, and the great thing is that Mr. Fox is a complement to the Pixar style of filmmaking rather than an imitation of sorts... actually after watching Mr. Fox I was reminded that animated films can do so many other things and go in so many different directions that all of a sudden I am retrospectively seeing a huge trend in how Pixar crafts the stories for their films. Now I am not saying that Mr. Fox has reinvented American animation, but it refreshingly brings a style to the forefront that we might've forgotten about lately.

If you will forgive me lumping Where the Wild Things Are in the same category as Pixar's Up as being animated/kids' films, I will say that The Fantastic Mr. Fox was more awesome than those two other films, and that's saying a lot! Where the Wild Things Are was very good, but I had quite a few problems with it that hampered my experience watching it... Pixar's Up I thought was pretty great but it felt a bit samey and lacked a solid denouement... Mr. Fox on the other hand, while I would not go so far as to calling it a "perfect" film, was too entertaining and a joy to watch for me to notice its faults.

To me it's one of the year's very best films.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Seppuku on Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:14 pm

Great review, Pacman! I was thinking of going to see a movie today, and I guess this'll be it. I'll even get over my fear of stop-motion animation, ingrained in me since I was a child from all those insanely creepy stop-motion Biblical adaptations I was made to watch whenever I visited my grandma's house.* Kids' movies that play well for adults are also one of my favourite types of movie, so I reckon I'll probably enjoy it.

And the Americanization of Coraline didn't end up being a problem at all; just so long as the movie's actually watchable, it shouldn't be an issue. I get that Roald Dahl is as English (well, Welsh) as crumpets, but the fact that this argument is brought up whenever this happens makes me think that the kvetching of the critics is just the last gasp of a bunch of cranks in denial. Review the movie, douchebags, not the adaptation.



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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Pacino86845 on Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:43 pm

Seppuku wrote:And the Americanization of Coraline didn't end up being a problem at all; just so long as the movie's actually watchable, it shouldn't be an issue. I get that Roald Dahl is as English (well, Welsh) as crumpets, but the fact that this argument is brought up whenever this happens makes me think that the kvetching of the critics is just the last gasp of a bunch of cranks in denial. Review the movie, douchebags, not the adaptation.


Agreed, if the film wasn't that good then I would understand complaining about the Americanization, it'd be just one more thing to hate about a botched adaptation... but this is really not the case. I don't know the original story, but from my understanding they changed quite a few things... nevertheless, after reading up on the film on IMDB it seems that Wes Anderson is extremely fond of the book: it's the first book he's ever owned. And also he makes a lot of Dahl references, even the aesthetic of the film was designed bearing in mind Dahl's hometown (for serious!). So I think here especially the Americanization stems mostly from Anderson's very particular style and his portrayal of the upper-class family: it's an American point of view to begin with, so in a way he is avoiding pretentiousness.

Plus all the humans are British, so talking American in the film is simply equated to Animal language. Romans all talk with British accents, and animals talk American!
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:29 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:As The Zone's official Animation Moderator (TM) I am proud to be the FIRST to say something after having seen The Fantastic Mr. Fox!



BOOLOX DID YA!!!!!!!!

Stealing all the credit from ME!!! I saw this film weeks agoooo!!!!! I even posted about it here!!!! Don't you try to steal my secret undercover Mod powers by pretending that YOU'RE the one who's getting the scoop on what this film is like!!!!

Don't listen to him everyone!!!! I PREMIERED the movie for you lot. What does Paci know about Foxes or wildlife anyway?!!? I'M the one who's down with the animals!!!! Just 'cos you're the FOUNDER!! OOOooooo-OOOO!!!! Look at me everyone! I invented this place so I can get to say what is blue and what is electromagnetic wavelengths being absorbed by only certain part of your eye as to make them LOOK like blue to you brain via the optic nerve.

I didn't bother to read the rest of your review beyond that quoted line. I am right now PMing Nick to put in a grievance about you and getting you removed from this site. you've been holding us Zoners down under for long enough now. Time to hit back, people!!!


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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:32 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:Plus all the humans are British, so talking American in the film is simply equated to Animal language. Romans all talk with British accents, and animals talk American!


And you talk in a racist tongue.

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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby bastard_robo on Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:26 am

I dont know how Wes Anderson dose it.. but at the end of all of his films, I feel at peace with the world. Every problem I have just..poof! Gone! People can nit pick all they want that Wes hasnt "GROWN" as a filmmaker. (I argue that he has, especially after this film) but I say poppycock to that! I can watch about 200 of his films that all have the same style to it and for me, it would never get old!

Now proving that he as the sheer talent to take someone else work, and produce it in a different medium (stop motion) and still have it look and feel like one of his films, and STILL have it be near perfection, I say kudos to the man! KUDOS!!!

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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:30 am

bastard_robo you are officially the SECOND person to review the movie, because we all know that I was FIRST!
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Fried Gold on Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:08 pm

To use a Dahl-esqe word.

It was marvellous.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Peven on Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:42 pm

saw this today and I cussin' loved it. can't wait to see it again...and again...
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby magicmonkey on Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:26 am

Nnnnnnnnnnnrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhuuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggggggggggggggggg!11!! [insert arnie strained vocal] Am jealous of the posters in this thread, I feel like when I did when I wanted to watch Superman Returns and was all like a metronome fluctuating between this could be awesome, this may not... Who started this Americanisation argument? gah. Can't wait to see it... I'll have to continue to make do with the 1080p trailer...
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:57 am

Yeah well come on guys, I think you're overwetting your pants a bit too much and 'cos it's Wes Anderson, doing a bit of cock sucking.

it's good and all that - but not THAT good.

My FIRST review of the film here in this thread made that all clear to you what your feelings should be. And personally I think Pacino is doing a bit of overglowing as he was incorrectly so excited to think he was the first one here to even see it.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Peven on Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:13 am

cuss you, Kirk
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Leckomaniac on Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:24 pm

Saw this, and really dug it. The voice acting is superb and the Anderson flair is on display in full force. After the disappointing Darjeeling Limited, this was a welcome return to form for Anderson.

Part of me would still like to see Anderson step out of his comfort zone once, but as long as he keeps making solid films that part of me will keep to himself.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Maui on Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:25 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:actually after watching Mr. Fox I was reminded that animated films can do so many other things and go in so many different directions that all of a sudden I am retrospectively seeing a huge trend in how Pixar crafts the stories for their films. Now I am not saying that Mr. Fox has reinvented American animation, but it refreshingly brings a style to the forefront that we might've forgotten about lately.


YeSS!!!

I really enjoyed this film. It's just wonderful animation. Anderson has done a great job retelling this story while injecting his trademark style into the tale. I loved the music as well. The voice casting was superb. I didn't have a complaint with any of the voice actors. I noticed in the credits that Anderson was also the voice of the weasel realtor.

I really got a kick out of Ash, Jason Schwartzman's character. "It's a modified tube sock". The stuff between Ash and Kristofferson was hilarious.

Great film.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Pacino86845 on Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:53 pm

Woo positive response, so glad to see so many Zoners have seen this already... I guess that makes nearly everyone except maybe Kirk and a couple of other folks.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby TheButcher on Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:36 am

Peven wrote:cuss you, Kirk
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Wes Anderson Interview FANTASTIC MR. FOX
Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub wrote:Did cuss come from the books?

Anderson: No, that was our thing.

What did you achieve with that?

Anderson: Achieved might be too strong a word.

I’m thinking way too hard about the questions.

Anderson: That’s okay. The cuss thing was as simple as it’s a PG and probably, I don’t remember the exact moment of coming up with that, but I feel like we were in Los Angeles. At the very beginning of talking about writing this, we were here and kind of came up with that thing and it was probably that we had some line that we couldn’t say. We said, “How can we? This is funny this way. How can we do this?” Then it just started to expand from there. At a certain point in the process, there was probably twice as much cuss-ing in it as there is in the end.

To me it reminded me of frak but so much cuter.

Anderson: What is Frak from?

BSG

Anderson: From Battlestar Galactica, oh my gosh, yeah. We may have been inspired by that. We certainly grew up with that show. Didn’t he have a dog? Is there a dog in Battlestar Galactica, like a robot dog?
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Fried Gold on Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:31 am

Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub wrote: Did cuss come from the books?

Rubs question of the week.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Bloo on Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:01 am

Pacino86845 wrote:Woo positive response, so glad to see so many Zoners have seen this already... I guess that makes nearly everyone except maybe Kirk and a couple of other folks.


I haven't seen it yet...I don't even know if my little town in Kansas is going to get it, but we get freaking New Moon opening weekend and hold it for like forever

I'm guessing that fucking movie will still be playing on one of the screens in my theater until Christmas
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Peven on Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:24 pm

Bloo wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:Woo positive response, so glad to see so many Zoners have seen this already... I guess that makes nearly everyone except maybe Kirk and a couple of other folks.


I haven't seen it yet...I don't even know if my little town in Kansas is going to get it, but we get freaking New Moon opening weekend and hold it for like forever

I'm guessing that fucking movie will still be playing on one of the screens in my theater until Christmas


that cussing sucks, Bloo. how far away is the next nearest theatre? I remember our drive through Kansas when I was a kid....Dodge City and the Gunsmoke reenactment was fun.....Marshall Matt Dillon was a cussin' God to me when I was 10....
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Bloo on Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:38 pm

Peven wrote:
Bloo wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:Woo positive response, so glad to see so many Zoners have seen this already... I guess that makes nearly everyone except maybe Kirk and a couple of other folks.


I haven't seen it yet...I don't even know if my little town in Kansas is going to get it, but we get freaking New Moon opening weekend and hold it for like forever

I'm guessing that fucking movie will still be playing on one of the screens in my theater until Christmas


that cussing sucks, Bloo. how far away is the next nearest theatre? I remember our drive through Kansas when I was a kid....Dodge City and the Gunsmoke reenactment was fun.....Marshall Matt Dillon was a cussin' God to me when I was 10....


I haven't checked if any of the other theaters in some of the bigger towns are playing it, for sure, 3, 3 1/2 hours

I live up in the NW corner about 40 miles from both the Nebraska and Colorado statelines
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Fried Gold on Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:51 pm

You can find nearest screenings here - http://www.fandango.com/promo/fantasticmrfox

...while the rest of us play Whackbat.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:46 am

Went to the theater on Sunday to see this. Had to walk out about half hour later because the fucking theater wouldn't fix the picture. I told them four times heads and titles were being cut off at the top of the screen and they did nothing about it. I am so writing a sternly worded letter.
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Peven on Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:57 am

that's cussin' outrageous!!!
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Re: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Postby Leckomaniac on Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:36 am

Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:Went to the theater on Sunday to see this. Had to walk out about half hour later because the fucking theater wouldn't fix the picture. I told them four times heads and titles were being cut off at the top of the screen and they did nothing about it. I am so writing a sternly worded letter.


You know what, a similar thing happened at my theatre. When FF Mr. Fox was saying the Latin names of the animals and that name would appear as a title on the screen, we couldn't see any of that. It wasn't until I noticed slightly cut off words that I realized there was something we weren't seeing. And then the last one appears at the center of the screen so we saw that perfectly and I understood what we were losing.

I wonder if there is a reason we had similar experiences or if it is just two examples of shady projector skillz.
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