Fantastic Mr. Fox Blu-ray and DVD out March 23rd‏

Movie News | Jan 20th, 2010

Fantastic Mr. Fox is quickly coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on March 23rd. The award nominated animated movie looked interesting, especially it’s style of stop motion animation. I never read Fantastic Mr. Fox so I have no idea what the book/movie is about. I’m not really a fan of Wes Anderson movies but I have a feeling I’ll end up liking this one though. I love stop motion animation and glad to see people are still going that route and not always doing CGI. The press release for the DVD and Blu-Ray is located below:

LOS ANGELES, CA – (January 19, 2010) Academy Award®-winning* Hollywood heavyweights George Clooney (Up In The Air) and Meryl Streep (It’s Complicated) lend their voices to the hilarious, heartwarming and dazzling stop-motion animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenebaums) Fantastic Mr. Fox, arriving as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack and on DVD March 23 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. In the re-imagined classic family tale, Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman: The Darjeeling Limited) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest heist the animal world has ever seen. When mean old farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean join forces to surround Mr. Fox and his family, they don’t realize they are not dealing with any old fox – it’s Fantastic Mr. Fox and he has a fantastic master plan to save the day!

Based on the beloved best-selling book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Fantastic Mr. Fox is family fun at its finest. Anderson employs a colorful supporting cast to bring his eccentric characters to life including Bill Murray (Lost In Translation), Owen Wilson (Marley & Me) and Willem Dafoe (Spiderman triology). Packed with behind-the-scenes bonus features, including a special inside look at how stop-motion animation really works and much more, Fantastic Mr. Fox will be available as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital Copy**) for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada and available on standard DVD for $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada. Prebook is February 24.

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features: (Catalog # 2265755)
Disc One – Blu-ray
● Fantastic Mr. Fox widescreen feature film (16×9 1.85:1)
● Making Mr. Fox Fantastic
○ The Look Of Fantastic Mr. Fox
○ From Script To Screen
○ The Puppet Makers
○ Still Life (Puppet Animation)
○ The Cast
○ Bill And His Badger
● A Beginner’s Guide To Whack-Bat
● Fantastic Mr. Fox: The World Of Roald Dahl

Disc Two
● Fantastic Mr. Fox widescreen feature film (16×9 1.85:1)
● From Script to Screen
● Still Life (Puppet Animation)
● A Beginner’s Guide to Whack-Bat

Disc Three
● Digital Copy of Fantastic Mr. Fox (Blu-ray Disc exclusive)

Single Disc DVD Special Features: (Catalog # 2265568)
● Fantastic Mr. Fox widescreen feature film (16×9 1.85:1)
● From Script to Screen
● Still Life (Puppet Animation)
● A Beginner’s Guide to Whack-Bat

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