Beat the Heat: FANTASTIC MR. FOX

Watch Trailer Director: Wes Anderson
Writer(s): Roald Dahl (novel) and Wes Anderson (screenplay)
Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray

In honor of the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl we are dedicating our annual summer Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County fundraiser to the film adaptations of his books! Brought to you by Ohio University, Kids on Campus, and Athens County Children Services.

Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox’s wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers — Boggis, Bunce and Bean — who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.

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Running Time: 87 minutes87 MIN
PG Rated
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible

Wes Anderson's utterly charming Fantastic Mr. Fox is that rarity: a children's movie for all.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times