Criterion Will Release Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD On February 18, 2014

Fantastic Mr. Fox is the story of a clever, quick, nimble, and exceptionally well-dressed wild animal. A compulsive chicken thief turned newspaper reporter, Mr. Fox settles down with his family at a new foxhole in a beautiful tree directly adjacent to three enormous poultry farms—owned by three ferociously vicious farmers: Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Mr. Fox simply cannot resist. This adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel from Wes Anderson is a meticulous work of stop-motion animation featuring vibrant performances by George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon and Bill Murray.

This edition includes:

– New digital master, approved by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Audio commentary featuring Anderson
– Storyboard animatics for the entire film
– Footage of the actors voicing their characters, puppet construction, stop-motion setups, and the recording of the score
– Interviews with cast and crew
– Puppet animation tests
– Photo gallery of puppets, props, and sets
– Animated awards acceptance speeches
– Audio recording of author Roald Dahl reading the book on which the film is based Gallery of Dahl’s original manuscripts
– Discussion and analysis of the film
– Stop-motion Sony robot commercial by Anderson
– One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats
– Plus: A booklet featuring a new essay; a 2002 article on Dahl’s Gipsy House by Anderson; White Cape, a comic book used as a prop in the film; and drawings, original paintings, and other ephemera

Criterion will release Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox dual format Blu-ray/DVD on February 18, 2014

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Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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