Fantastic Mr. Fox. 2009. USA. Directed by Wes Anderson. Screenplay by Anderson, Noah Baumbach. With George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman. DCP. 87 min.
Who knew that turning George Clooney into an animated character would make him even “foxier?” Wes Anderson apparently! A tour-de-force of wit and wiley action, this stop-motion caper is already a beloved classic. Set in the sophisticated wilds of delicately rendered fox dens, this film proved that Anderson’s auteur touch extended beyond boring old live humans.