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53rd edition of Times BFI London Film Festival will open by Fantastic Mr. Fox

Submitted by Sheetal on July 29, 2009 – 7:11 am2 Comments

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The honor of opening the Times BFI London Film Festival, scheduled to run from October 14-29 will take place this time by ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, a British film based on Roald Dahl book. The film is a stop-motion animation; all set & produced in UK has an impressive voice cast by stars Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Anjelica Huston, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray, where the director Wes Anderson actually went to a forest, stable and sometimes underground as well to record voices. With four songs written by Jarvis Cocker, the animated film also has a support of choir from American Cathedral in Paris that will have a four-line poem in the film.

A fox named Mr. Fox, steals chickens, ducks, and turkeys from three mean, stinky and wealthy farmers -Boggis, Bunce and Bean – to feed his family. Getting fed up with this, the farmer’s try to kill him but they hardly succeed.

The story revolves around the fox and his family’s escape from the clutches of the farmers where they dig a deep tunnel to hide, raid a storehouse and ultimately decide to make an underground town where they can live safely by discreetly stealing food from the farmers. The whole drama ends up keeping the three farmers waiting forever whose tactics to guard fail each time.

Set for a World premiere at the London Film Festival, the film will be released on November 13, 2009 by 20th Century Fox Animation.


  • Rudyard says:

    Hey man I have been waiting for this stop-motion animation for quite a long time.. Will quench my thirst now by seeing the promo at the London film festival….

  • Elisabetta says:

    Well…Clooney’s fans & hundreds of onlookers clustered around the red carpet, but this man didn’t even stop to speak to the press, even Rick Edwards from T4, who was hosting the evening. Ahem!! Wat an attitude..

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