One review on 27 Jan 2021
Running time: 87 mins
The Fantastic Mr Fox
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Tech Notes: Camera : 0. Talkie
Moving to a better neighbourhood from his fox hole to a tree with a view inspires Mr Fox, editor of Fox News, to return to his chicken rustling ways. The view shows the three neighbouring hilltop poultry farms - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - the temptation is too much.
After successfully raiding all three the farmers gang up to retailiate - destroying the hill with the tree and driving the fox family underground. Trapped with other underground animals (badgers, moles etc) unable to escape the ring of steel the farmers have created a community develops as the animals fight back.
by rogerco on Wed 27th Jan 2021 Streamed proj @ home
Entertaining Anthropomorphic Satire
Summarybut is it really satire?
A mix of puppetry, stop-motion animation and cartoon, brought to life by voiceovers (many from well known 'stars') with decidedly human characteristics.
If it is satire the targets are never explicitly spelt out - the middle class, social (upward) mobility, industrial farming, the plight of the Palestinians????
The later Isle of Dogs is much better as it is more tightly focussed and avoids much of the excessively cute anthropomorphism of this one.
An enjoyable 90 mins for all that though.