Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
87 minutes - PG rating
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: (voice talent) George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwarzman, Bill Murray
Brief Plot: Loosely based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name - "Angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox, look to get rid of their opponent and his family" - IMDB
Best Audience: Wes Anderson fans and anyone who is looking for an animated film that looks, sounds, and feels different than any other.
My Review: Wes Anderson's stop-motion tale is, as named, 'fantastic.' The stop motion is beautifully and painstakingly constructed and the result is surprisingly smooth and lucid. It's a joy just to look at. Combine the visuals with a powerhouse voice cast and a delightful script and you've just about summed up Fantastic Mr. Fox. One of the best things about Fantastic Mr Fox is that it is so wildly different than any of the other animated films that are being produced, and that is only a very small part of the appeal. Probably the only film capable of challenging Pixar's 'Up' come oscar season.