Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach adapted Roald Dahl's novel FANTASTIC MR. FOX in 2009 which is our next Rialto Recommends. After 12 years of bucolic bliss, Mr. Fox (George Clooney) breaks a promise to his wife (Meryl Streep) and raids the farms of their human neighbors, Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Giving in to his animal instincts endangers not only his marriage but also the lives of his family and their animal friends. When the farmers force Mr. Fox and company deep underground, he has to resort to his natural craftiness to rise above the opposition. FANTASTIC MR. FOX is a delightfully funny feast for the eyes with multi-generational appeal -- and it shows Wes Anderson has a knack for animation. The Seattle Times raved "Wes Anderson's utterly charming FANTASTIC MR. FOX is that rarity: a children's movie for all." While Time Magazine said "Anderson's stop-motion Fantastic Mr. Fox is both a delightful amusement and a distillation of the filmmaker's essential playfulness." FANTASTIC MR. FOX is streaming on Disney+ or available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, and others.