Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated film based on the Roald Dahl novel. The film is about a fox who steals food each night from three mean and wealthy farmers. They are fed up with Mr. Fox’s theft and try to kill him, so they dig their way into the foxes’ home, but the animals are able to outwit the farmers and live underground.
Development on the film started in 2004, but it was released in autumn 2009. It features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody. The film’s director, Wes Anderson, also voiced one of the characters. This was Anderson’s first animated film.
The film was nominated for two Oscars: Best Animated Film and Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat).