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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Mr. Fox, August 17, 2010
This review is from: Fantastic Mr. Fox (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (Blu-ray)
When I saw previews for this film in the theatre, by wife and I exchanged eye-rolls. So when I borrowed a friend's copy out of sheer boredom with the current panoply of predictable, music video children's films, my expectations were low. In fact, we began this film close to the kid's bedtime so I'd have a reasonable excuse to bail out early.

Well, the kids loved this movie and so did I. It's wonderfully paced, the animal characters are idiosyncratic and immensely likable, and the dialogue is conversational and amusing. I don't like when an animated children's film includes a stratum of adult innuendo. That, to me, is targeted marketing, and those carefully distributed oblique references that make mom and dad chuckle exist to compensate for a weak story. No gimmicks here. Funny situations, cleverly crafted characters, technically superb animation, and a novel story.

We've must've seen it 10x since that first night. Any other film and I would have accidentally lost the video by now.
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Initial post: Feb 25, 2014 5:05:48 PM PST
what an odd reaction to the preview. the trailers for this film couldn't have been more faithful in both style and tone. Well, the North American ones at least.

I'd recommend other Wes Anderson films. Moonrise Kingdom was great!
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