Fantastic Mr. Fox (Movie Poster)

Based on the children’s story by Roald Dahl, this stop-motion film is unmistakeably styled in Wes Anderson’s dry yet illustrative aesthetic. I remember having read the story as a child and enjoying the hijinx that ensued between all the animals and the farmers. And having enjoyed most of Anderson’s films including Rushmore and the Royal Tenenbaums, I found this film a perfect blend of both the story and director’s wittiness.

Great and unmistakable voice performances by George Clooney and Bill Murray.  This film missed making my Top 13 list of 2009 by just one film.

My Rating: 7.5 out of 10