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Fantastic Mr. Fox (Original Soundtrack) Soundtrack

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2009 soundtrack to Wes Anderson's first animated feature, based on the beloved Roald Dahl book. Academy Award nominee Anderson is best known for his film's Rushmore, The Royal Tenebaums and The Darjeeling Limited. Fantastic Mr. Fox. makes its Atlantic-crossing aboard a magical soundtrack featuring an unforgettable score by award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat, as well as vintage Folk, Jazz, Pop and Rock tracks hand-picked by Wes Anderson and music supervisor Randall Poster. Standouts include an unreleased track by former Pulp founder and frontman, Jarvis Cocker and a classic Rolling Stones track. Also features music from The Beach Boys, Burl Ives, The Bobby Fuller Four and The Wellingtons.

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3 1/2 STARS
Director Wes Anderson's whimsical style is just as present musically as it is visually, and "Fox" is one of his finest showcases on both fronts. Anchored by tender but sprightly sketches from Alexandre Desplat, the soundtrack veers into familiar but still fruitful territory with a version of "Ol' Man River" from the Beach Boys and a few charmers from Burl Ives. In this playful mix, Jarvis Cocker's twangy banjo ditty fits right in. -- Los Angeles Times, Todd Martens, December 26, 2009

Sounding Fantastic. If the trailers for Wes Anderson's stop-motion-animation adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's book Fantastic Mr. Fox aren't enough to suggest great stuff ahead (the film opens Nov. 20), the sound track should clinch the deal. An integral component of the writer/director's movies thus far (think John Lennon's "Oh Yoko!" in Rushmore, Nick Drake's "Fly" in The Royal Tenenbaums), the collection of songs and tunes for Fantastic Mr. Fox includes such furry numbers as "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" from the Wellingtons, two from the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man," and a handful of Burl Ives incantations - yes, Burl Ives! - guaranteed to spark a Burl revival. Throw in some Art Tatum, Jarvis Cocker, and Bobby Fuller Four, plus beautiful instrumental sketches from French composer Alexandre Desplat, and you have one of the loveliest, most eccentric sound tracks to come along since - well, since Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited. -- The Philadelphia Inquirer, Steven Rea, October 25, 2009

FOUR STARS
Nearly all of Wes Anderson's films have had a strong sense of childlike wonder, but Fantastic Mr. Fox, which is based on Roald Dahl's charming book, is his first film specifically for children. The movie's soundtrack manages to take nearly all of Anderson's musical fascinations -- Anglophilia, Francophilia, '60s pop and rock, and music from other gentler and/or quirkier times -- and tailor them to a younger audience. Though Anderson's films and their soundtracks have been criticized for valuing style over substance, Fantastic Mr. Fox's stylization is fitting, given that the film's characters are stop-motion animal puppets. The soundtrack's songs and Alexandre Desplat's score mix delicacy and rough-and-tumble energy while reminding listeners of what children's movies and music used to be like before being cool took precedence over everything else. While there are two songs from Anderson favorites the Beach Boys, "Heroes and Villains" and "Ol' Man River," it's Burl Ives who contributes the most songs to Fantastic Mr. Fox. Ives' grandfatherly tone made him one of the most enduring and endearing voices in children's entertainment, and the tracks that appear here ("Fooba Wooba John," "Buckeye Jim," and "The Grey Goose") dig into his pastoral folk roots. Likewise, the Wellingtons' "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" conjures instant nostalgia and childhood adventure, both of which are echoed in Desplat's score. Cues like "Jimmy Squirrel and Co." and "Boggis, Bunce, and Bean" are as twinkly and precious as previous Anderson film scores, but more rural elements like banjo and Jew's harp roughen them up enough to fit in with the soundtrack's overall folky feel. Meanwhile, "Just Another Dead Rat in a Garbage Pail (Behind a Chinese Restaurant)," "Great Harrowsford Square," and "Stunt Expo 2004" have a spaghetti Western-like air of danger and intrigue that sets the stage for the somber "Canis Lupis" and Georges Delerue's noble "Le Grand Choral." Moodier moments aside, Fantastic Mr. Fox is mostly gleeful, especially on the Bobby Fuller Four's "Let Her Dance," Jarvis Cocker's "Fantastic Mr. Fox aka Petey's Song," and the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man" -- this may be one of the only children's films where a song about "violent revolution" is actually appropriate. While this album is less about digging into Anderson's deep record collection than his other film's soundtracks have been, Fantastic Mr. Fox may be the most purely joyous one since Rushmore. -- All Music Guide, Heather Phares, October 30, 2009
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 3, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: ABKCO
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • ASIN: B002OULHPG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,033 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I grew up reading and loving Roald Dahl's stories; everything from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and The Twits to The BFG, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda, his words (as well as Quentin Blake's incomparable illustrations) were an indelible part of my childhood, and remain beloved to this day. Strangely, the one Roald Dahl story I don't think I ever read was Fantastic Mr. Fox, written by Dahl in 1970 and which has now been turned into an animated feature film by directed Wes Anderson with a voice cast that includes such luminaries as George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, and Jarvis Cocker from the English rock band Pulp. The story - as is always the case with Dahl's work - is a dark morality tale dressed up as an innocent children's story. The plot concerns Mr. and Mrs. Fox, a pair of wily and cunning animals who feed their family by stealing chickens, ducks and cider from under the noses of three despicable farmers named Boggis, Bunce and Bean.

The music for Fantastic Mr. Fox is a wild amalgam of styles and influences that places songs by everyone from The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones to Burl Ives, two old Georges Delerue pieces, and a new score from French composer Alexandre Desplat, writing music for his second animated film after Le Château des Singes in 1999. In many ways, Fantastic Mr. Fox is the perfect response to those who criticize Desplat for being a one-trick pony, who can only write pretty little waltzes and clinical orchestral lines with no heart and soul. Fantastic Mr.
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I am a great fan of Wes Anderson's films and the music he uses in them. This soundtrack features some very fun Burl Ives classics as well as the beautiful score by Desplat. This score sounds like something that Anderson's previous collaborator Mark Mothersbaugh would have composed but more sophisticated and orchestral. Fun, nostalgic and lovely.
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*MUSIC*
Its a great film = Its a great soundtrack. Featuring the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys, very Wes Andersonesque, the soundtrack features most of the great songs featured in the film, as well as a majority of the score, ('However, it excludes one of my favourite themes and that is the Digging Theme!!! ((Well, I suppose theirs only so much room on a disk)), ) I know you can buy just the score but, I already bought this. Never mine, the unique tracks like Jarvis Cockers song about Mr Fox more than makes up for it. Let Her Dance should be played at the end of every truly quirky and delightful adventure and everyone should dance like a fox. Well, you can in your own home if you buy this product. Alexander Desplat's score is the perfect quirky and southern american/beatnicky/thanksgivingy/calssicaly feel to it. Couldn't imaging the film any other way.

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Well, mine actually arrived cracked and is pretty crummy packaging with a New Zealand sticker on it (I live in AU), so that wasn't great, but oh well, that's probably wont happen to you. The cover art is a little dark... that's about it that's wrong with it... everything else is great. Buy it.
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Amazingly well done and heart-warming movie. I just Had to have the soundtrack, which helped make this movie so impressive.
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My son loved this movie let alone the classic soundtrack. Goes right along with the movie. Also, I worked with handicapable people whom thought this film/ sound track THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX. Is an awesome story with high replay. Thank you Amazon.
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When a sentimental, tearful Georges Delerue melody is followed by the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man," you know the album in question is going to be like nothing you've ever heard before. Walking out of "Fantastic Mr. Fox" at the end (and, yes, I was one of the five people to actually see it in theaters), the first thing I thought was, "I wonder if I could get the soundtrack." And while it's not exactly perfection, it's about the best thing to come out of Hollywood's original soundtrack factory since... well, since that ellipsis. Roughly twenty minutes of Alexandre Desplat's ingenious, dazzlingly quirky score (an Oscar nominee!) are interspersed with the most fascinatingly random collection of existing tunes, including three old-timey Burl Ives ditties, two by Delerue, some Beach Boys, the Wellingtons' "Ballad of Davy Crockett," and Jarvis Cocker's hilarious "Fantastic Mr. Fox AKA Petey's Song." By far the best recycle on the album is "Love," Nancy Adams' perfectly sweet ballad from Disney's animated classic "Robin Hood." Since the "Robin Hood" soundtrack is basically a no-show in all marketplaces I've seen, it's just great to be able to get this one track! The score is really the best part of the album as a whole, though. Desplat more than proves his gifts, showing the influence of Ennio Morricone, Maurice Jarre, and of course, Georges Delerue but creating truly unique and effective cues. The opening segue between his brief "American Empirical Pictures" and "Davey Crockett" is astonishingly clean. I can't imagine anybody disliking this movie, and I must say, anyone who enjoys the movie should definitely give this soundtrack a listen.
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