FANTASTIC MR FOX
Domestic life does not suit Mr Fox. After spending twelve years in his quiet lair beneath a tree with his wife, his son Ash and his nephew Kristofferson, the fox’s hunting instinct gets the better of him and Mr Fox goes back to his old way of life as a chicken thief. Too bad the owners of the farm, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, are not quite as happy about Mr Fox’s regained natural instinct and his nightly incursions into the chicken coop. The three farmers begin a merciless foxhunt that threatens the entire animal community of the farm. Only Mr Fox’s wiliness will manage to save them all.
“Not enough happens to make a feature-length movie, so we knew we had to invent a lot. But as we did it, all we wanted to do was to try and write something that we hoped Roald Dahl would think was suitable and fit with what he has invented in the first place. We were trying to write a Roald Dahl movie. I mean, we’re not going to think up the same jokes that he would, and we’re bringing our own personalities to it. But our goal was to try and do a Roald Dahl story.”
FANTASTIC MR FOX
Wes Anderson (Houston, Texas, 1969) graduated in philosophy from the University of Texas, where he met Owen Wilson, with whom he wrote his first four films. In 1994 he debuted with the short Bottle Rocket, which became his debut feature film two years later. The film won the MTV Award as Best New Filmmaker. Rushmore won the New Generation Award and also received the Independent Spirit Award in 1999 for Best Director. In 2001 he made The Royal Tenenbaums, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay and in 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou screened in competition at the Berlin Film Festival. The Darjeeling Limited competed at the Venice Film Festival the same year Anderson also presented the short Hotel Chevalier.
Bottle Rocket (cm, 1994), Bottle Rocket (Un colpo da dilettanti, 1996), Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (I Tenenbaum, 2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Le avventure acquatiche di Steve Zissou, 2004), The Darjeeling Limited (Il treno per il Darjeeling, 2007), Hotel Chevalier (id., cm, 2007), Fantastic Mr Fox (id., 2009).
soggetto/story tratto dall’omonimo libro di/from the book of the same title by
Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach
voci e personaggi/voices and characters
George Clooney (il signor/Mr Fox), Meryl Streep (la signora/Mrs Fox), Jason Schwartzman (Ash), Bill Murray (Badger), Wally Wolodarsky (Kylie), Eric Anderson (Kristofferson), Michael Gambon (Franklin Bean), Willem Dafoe (Rat), Owen Wilson (Coach Skip), Jarvis Cocker (Petey)
Allison Abbate Scott Rudin, Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson
American Empirical Picture
vendita all’estero/world sales
Twentieth Century Fox International