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Plot, Details & Awards

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Rated PG for action, smoking and slang humor.

PG In Theaters 11/13/2009 , 93min.
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Plot & Details

A wily fox uses his formidable cunning to outsmart three feeble-minded farmers, who resort to extreme tactics to protect their chickens in director Wes Anderson's animated adaptation of the popular Roald Dahl children's book. For 12 years, Mr. and Mrs. Fox (voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep) have lived a peaceful life in the wilderness with their son, Ash (voice of Jason Schwartzman). Shortly after their young nephew Kristofferson (voice of Eric Anderson) arrives for a visit, Mr. Fox's long-suppressed animal instincts begin to take over and the faithful family man resorts back to his old ways as a cunning chicken thief, endangering not only his family but the entire animal community as well. When evil farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean force the animals underground in a desperate attempt to capture the audacious Mr. Fox, dwindling food supplies force the frightened animals to band together in one last attempt to fight for the land that is rightfully theirs. Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson provide additional voices.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Animated Feature Wes Anderson Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score Alexandre Desplat Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Animated Feature Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music Alexandre Desplat Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Animated Feature Nominated

AFI Fest

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 AFI Fest Film Presented Nominated

American Cinema Editors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Animated Feature Andrew Weisblum Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Animated Feature Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music Alexandre Desplat Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 National Board of Review Special Filmmaking Achievement Wes Anderson Won

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 National Society of Film Critics Best Production Design Nelson Lowry Won

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