Making a strong case to challenge Up! for this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar is Fantastic Mr. Fox, director Wes Anderson’s stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book. The film, which features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray, currently enjoys a whopping 92% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the bulk of the negative reviews coming from petty UK critics who took umbrage with Anderson’s decision to Americanize much of Dahl’s story. Bollocks.
The folks at Fox Searchlight were kind enough to send us an exclusive clip from Fantastic Mr. Fox to debut for y’all. Enjoy:
Fantastic Mr. Fox expands nationwide on November 20, 2009.