George Clooney is a TOTAL Fox..No, Really!

One of my favorite books growing up was Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. If you’re a fan of one Roald Dahl vehicle, then you most likely are a fan of others…like Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Recently, my friend over at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me a copy of this stop-motion animation movie to review…and I’ll admit…I was totally stoked – as was DH. Pineapple…meh…but us?…OH YEAH! We’d hoped to see the film in the theater but parenting didn’t allow that particular outing, so this was a wonderful treat!

The movie did NOT disappoint. From the get-go, the animation is incredible. Just imagining the time and effort that went into the development of such intricate scenes and characters is mind-blowing. Director Wes Anderson did a great job of lining up some amazing talent for the film, including the always amazing (and apparently not aging – he is h.o.t.) George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray and so many others. George plays the role of Mr. Fox, and Meryl is his wife, while Jason plays their incorrigible – always wanting to both flaunt his extraordinary uniqueness while fitting in (an impossible task) – son.

The quips and comments of even the supporting characters are hilarious and keep you on your toes but it’s Mr. Fox’s undeniable charm (is that Clooney bleeding through?…definitely) that will keep you glued to the screen. His cute “trademark whistle” combined with the characters’ proclivity to say “cuss” rather than actually cussing (i.e. “what the cuss just happened?”), kept DH and I laughing the entire film. Pineapple liked the animals, referring to them all as “puppies” until she had to head to the bath.

The premise of the story is this: Mr. Fox chooses to leave his life of crime (he’s a chicken thief) behind in order to settle down with his new family – Mrs. Fox informs him that she’s expecting little Ash while they are trapped in a cage. Although it’s clear he loves  his wife and son – though he seems to struggle to understand Ash and he obviously  wishes Mrs. Fox were a little bit more forgiving of his debonair nature – he feels constrained by the grips of familial responsibility. With this emotional dilemma in mind, he decides to perform both his last and the greatest heist ever: breaking into the farms of the three meanest and most successful farmers in town – Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Needless to say, when you have a fox in a henhouse the size of a stadium, the feathers are going to fly.

This movie may not be the best for super little ones (Pineapple is a wee bit young as yet) but older kids and the rest of the family will really enjoy the visual effects and the touching storyline (I swear DH cried even though he won’t admit it…ever…he’s a crier.)

This movie was so much fun and really, truly charming that I feel compelled to share it with you! The movie will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc Tuesday, March 23 but the folks over at Fox have agreed to provide 3 copies of the film for me to give away to you lucky readers! YAY! I love this part! So here is all you have to do:

  • Leave a comment about the film (did you see it? do you wanna? how hot is George? I mean seriously…) = 1 entry
  • Follow PineappleBabble on Twitter and let me know that you do = 1 entry
  • Become a fan of PineappleBabble on Facebook and let me know that you did = 1 entry
  • Friend PineappleBabble on Facebook and let me know that you did = 1 entry

The winners will be selected at random (using Randomizer) on March 22, the day before the movie is available, so don’t forget to check back! And good luck!

XOXO Rachael

UPDATE: Although I wish I could give each and every one of you a copy of this film, alas, three had to be selected. Those three were chosen using Randomizer (as stated above). And without further ado…the winners are: commenter #92 Dawn L. Pasternack, commenter #33 Mandie, and commenter #52 Steph S. Congrats! Please email me your mailing address so the good people over at Fox can send you your movie.

Everyone else…be on the lookout for my Alvin & The Chipmunks – The Squeakquel giveaway – coming soon!

123 thoughts on “George Clooney is a TOTAL Fox..No, Really!

  1. Anja says:

    I’ve been meaning to see this movie, but missed the chance to. I did hear good things about it though. It would be nice to see.

  2. Shirley E says:

    I would love to win this movie! We were in the same boat, too busy, didn’t get a chance to see it with the kids before it was gone.

  3. gibberish says:

    Seriously, I have a major crush on George. Owning this dvd with his voice on it would be fantastic! I have not seen the movie, but do intend to, it sounds fun.

  4. Tom P says:

    I hadn’t heard too much about this movie until your post, it sounds like a movie right up my alley. Would love to see it.

  5. MoTwoRissa says:

    I saw this in the theatre – amazing movie! I loved the animation, as it reminded me of simpler times (when I was growing up). Hoping to win this!

  6. Emma says:

    I haven’t watched the film yet and would love to. Planning on renting from Blockbuster when it comes out.

    George Cloony is not that hot, seriously. He is looking older by the day…., maybe is just me.

  7. hollie says:

    I haven’t seen this yet. I’m guessing my 4 year old will love it! and OF COURSE George will always be the sexiest and classiest man alive!!!

  8. Marianne Guint says:

    I would soooo-excited to see this movie, such talent amazing charactars, truly a beautiful and inspiring story.

  9. Daria says:

    I cannot wait to see this movie… I have always been a fan of stop-motion film-making… and, of course, George Clooney!

  10. Emily Lui says:

    I have never seen the movie nor read the book! But I heard the movie was good and I really hope I can win this!! =D

  11. bluebayou says:

    I have not seen the movie, but, would love to. And who doesn’t love, love, love george! I’m an avid “Childrens Movie” watcher because of my grandson. We watch what he watches when here. What’s shameful is I have to get him here to have an EXCUSE to view some of the kiddie stuff I can’t justify without him. Oops, now you know. lol I LOVE PINEAPPLE BABBLE!

  12. blue bayou says:

    Would love to see it with my grandson, any excuse to watch kiddie stuff! Oops, now you know. I LOVE PINEAPPLE BABBLE!

  13. Candice says:

    Mr.Fox was fantastic! Actually made it out to see this gem in the theatre and it had my in stitches the entire time!

  14. Sandra says:

    I would LOVE to see this movie. It’s something that my daughter can watch and something that I would most likely enjoy.

  15. Kim K. says:

    I haven’t had the chance to see this movie yet (we don’t have a theater where I live so I will have to rent it some time soon 🙂

    and btw…George is very hot still lol

  16. Dawn Duspiwa says:

    I would love to see this. I heard it was a really great movie…and it’s different. Can’t beat winning it either!

  17. fokxxy says:

    I have never seen this movie but want to. And yes.. George is HOT!! I wonder if he would like to be my sugar daddy ? 🙂

  18. Barb Bombardir says:

    The fantastic mr. fox, what an intriguing title. If it’s anything like it sounds, it’ll be “fantastic”

  19. amy says:

    If I win this DVD I promise to watch it in a bandit mask.

    P.S. Jason Schwartzman rocks. (In most things, but specifically Fantastic Mr. Fox).

  20. Chrysta Archer says:

    Haven’t seen it but it is now on my list of must-see movies thanks to your review. BTW I think George Clooney is completely charming whatever he does!

  21. Jennifer Dolan says:

    Roald Dahl is one of my favortie authors. His adults stories are fantastic.

    Too bad George’s talents are wasted in a cartoon. We don’t even get to see him! 🙂

    I am following you on twitter. allytcat

  22. Heather Garland says:

    YES! My kids & I would really like to see this movie! And of course I can listen to George’s sexy, soothing voice too! BONUS! LOL!

  23. Dan says:

    I have been wanting to see this movie but was too busy when it went to theater. All of the reviews I have heard about it sound good so it is one I definetly want to check out. Thanks for the great contest.

  24. Amanda says:

    Great giveaway! I saw it in the theater, something I rarely do, but HAD to considering this movie was my dream come true, i.e. woodland animals AND a heist! And yes, George totally rocked the sexy as a fox. Thanks!

  25. tina says:

    I have not got to see it yet, but I really really want to so doe my son, and yep george is super cute. thanks for the chance to win this

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