1. FANTASTIC MR. FOX
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stop-motion animated film based on Roald Dahl's book of the same name. It features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Willem Defoe, Michael Gambon and Bill Murray. It is the first animated film directed by Wes Anderson (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited).
Mr and Mrs Fox (Clooney & Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers -- Boggis, Bunce and Bean -- who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr Fox at any cost.
The movie premiered on October 14, 2009 at the London Film Festival. It went on general UK release on October 23, 2009. It was limited released in the US on November 13, 2009, and was released for wide viewing on November 25, 2009.
Runtime: 1hr. 28 min. Rated: PG