Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Wednesday 15th September 2021
Academy Award-winning Hollywood heavyweights George Clooney and Meryl Streep lend their vocal talents to the hilarious and heartwarming stop-motion animated adventure from visionary film director Wes Anderson, Fantastic Mr. Fox, which is given the Criterion treatment and released on Blu-ray 1st November 2021.
Winner of over seven industry accolades for best animated feature, this classic family tale, based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach), tells the story of the wily and wonderful Mr. Fox, a compulsive chicken thief turned newspaper reporter, who must use his cunning to keep his family, friends and countryside safe from three ferociously vicious farmers: Boggis, Bunce and Bean.
In Anderson's first animated movie he employs visually impressive handmade stop-motion techniques to tell the story along with a colourful supporting voice cast to bring his eccentric characters to life including Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) as Badger, Jason Schwartzman (Darjeeling Limited) as Mr Fox's nephew - Ash, and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as Rat.
- New digital master, approved by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
- Audio commentary featuring Anderson
- Storyboard animatics for the entire film
- Footage of the actors voicing their characters, puppet construction, stop-motion setups, and the recording of the score
- Interviews with cast and crew
- Puppet animation tests
- Photo gallery of puppets, props, and sets
- Animated awards acceptance speeches
- Audio recording of author Roald Dahl reading the book on which the film is based
- Gallery of Dahl's original manuscripts
- Discussion and analysis of the film
- Stop-motion Sony robot commercial by Anderson
- One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats
- booklet featuring a new essay; a 2002 article on Dahl's Gipsy House by Anderson; White Cape, a comic book used as a prop in the film; and drawings, original paintings, and other ephemera
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.