Fantastic Mr. Fox DVD Review
The stop-action animated film Fantastic Mr. Fox made its way on to Blu Ray and DVD two days ago. Prior to receiving the screener DVD for review we really hadn’t heard much about it nor have we read the books by Roald Dahl that the movie is based upon.
Fantastic Mr. Fox from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment centers around the sneaky Mr. Fox (voiced perfectly by George Clooney) and his eccentric family. At the beginning of the movie Mr. Fox, in the middle of mid-life crisis, decides to buy a beautiful treehouse next to 3 of the biggest farmers against his lawyer’s advice. Before long he goes back to his old ways of stealing chickens from the Boggis farm. Soon Mr. Fox’s thievery affects every forest animal around and they all have to move underground to get away from the farmers who are plotting to kill them all. Throughout the movie the animals say cuss for actual cuss words and it is beyond hilarious! For example, they say “What the cuss?” instead of real profanities which confirms the quirkiness and pure fun of this movie. In the end the Fantastic Mr. Fox along with his forest friends and oh so adorable son predictably save the day!
Our two boys, ages 5 and 9 loved the movie and have watched it 3 times already! Our 5 year old son loved it so much that he’s been asking for toys and the books. Sadly, I’ve yet to come across any toys. I’d love to see more products with Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Personally, I’m surprised that I haven’t heard more buzz about Fantastic Mr. Fox considering its such a refreshing and entertaining family movie. The colors are vibrant and the characters are lovely and detailed. There’s just something different about this movie that makes it an instant classic. Fantastic Mr. Fox is filled with humor, adventure and fun for both children and adults. Yes, it has violence which is realistic to the characters (animals) but overall it’s a heartwarming tale of family. It’s definitely a movie you don’t want to miss!
Fantastic Mr. Fox is available now on DVD and Blu-ray. You can get it on Amazon here
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features:
Disc One Blu-ray
• Making Mr. Fox Fantastic
o The Look Of Fantastic Mr. Fox
o >From Script To Screen
o The Puppet Makers
o Still Life (Puppet Animation)
o The Cast
o Bill And His Badger
• A Beginner’s Guide To Whack-Bat
• Fantastic Mr. Fox: The World Of Roald Dahl
• Fantastic Mr. Fox widescreen feature film (16×9 1.85:1)
• From Script to Screen
• Still Life (Puppet Animation)
• A Beginner’s Guide to Whack-Bat
Disclosure: We were sent a screener copy of this movie for our review.