This week, I will warn you that I’m on a Wes Anderson/Werner Herzog kick. It is likely that I will write several articles in the directions of both directors, as they’ve each released films in the past month that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. To his credit, Wes Anderson has delivered the restrained, energetic and painstakingly beautiful stop-motion kids flick Fantastic Mr. Fox, a journey into the world of a wild animal and the societal norms that are holding him back.
To rebel, Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney) sets out to pillage the farms of three of the most dastardly growers in the land (Boggis, Bunce and Bean). When the three farmers find out what he’s been up to, they take to his tree dwelling with a vengeance, as seen in the following scene that Apple debuted earlier today. Set to the Stones and filled with comedy (courtesy of Fox’s son Ash, voiced by Jason Schwartzman), this clip is a micro-chasm of what you can expect if you see Fantastic Mr. Fox later this week. It hits theaters in wide release November 25th.