FANTASTIC MR. FOX...features a score from Academy Award ® nominated and Golden Globe ® winning composer, Alexandre Desplat, and an eclectic range of evocative songs from the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Art Tatum, Burl Ives, Jarvis Cocker. Cocker co-wrote and performed the track entitled “Petey’s Song,” especially for the film.
FANTASTIC MR. FOX is visionary director Wes Anderson’s first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop-motion techniques to tell the story of the classic children’s book by Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach).Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine calls the film “literate stop-motion magic that deserves to be called groundbreaking”.
The film features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, and Jarvis Cocker. The screenplay is by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, and the film is produced by Allison Abbate, Scott Rudin, Wes Anderson and Jeremy Dawson.
Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristofferson (Eric Anderson). But after twelve years of quiet domesticity, 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 without 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.
FANTASTIC MR. FOX (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK) TRACKLISTING:
1. American Empirical Pictures* - Alexandre Desplat
2. The Ballad of Davy Crockett – The Wellingtons
3. Mr. Fox in the Fields* – Alexandre Desplat
4. Heroes and Villains – Beach Boys
5. Fooba Wooba John - Burl Ives
6. Bogus, Bunce and Bean* - Alexandre Desplat
7. Jimmy Squirrel and Co.* - Alexandre Desplat
8. Love - Nancy Adams
9. Buckeye Jim - Burl Ives
10. High-Speed French Train* - Alexandre Desplat
11. Whack Bat Majorette* - Alexandre Desplat
12. The Grey Goose - Burl Ives
13. Bean’s Secret Cider Cellar* - Alexandre Desplat
14. Une Petite Ile – Georges Delerue
15. Street Fighting Man – Rolling Stones
16. Fantastic Mr. Fox AKA Petey's Song - Jarvis Cocker
17. Night and Day – Art Tatum
18. Kristofferson’s Theme* - Alexandre Desplat
19. Just Another Dead Rat in a Garbage Pail (Behind A Chinese Restaurant)* - Alexandre Desplat
20. Le Grand Choral - Georges Delerue
21. Great Harrowsford Square* - Alexandre Desplat
22. Stunt Expo 2004* - Alexandre Desplat - Alexandre Desplat
23. Canis Lupus* - Alexandre Desplat
24. Ol' Man River - The Beach Boys
25. Let Her Dance – Bobby Fuller Four
*Music composed, conducted and produced by Alexandre Desplat
I hope I get a chance to watch Fantastic Mr. Fox in the theaters (or at the very least watch it when it comes out on DVD).
Shop: You can purchase the exclusive deluxe version of the album on iTunes: http://bit.ly/FanFoxOST
Win: Two lucky winners will each win a Fantastic Mr. Fox prize package consisting of: Fantastic Mr. Fox Soundtrack, a sticker book, a novel with photos, a movie poster, and Velcro-on fake-fur foxtail ties (ARV $25).
***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
Congratulations to Chacoy pronounced: Sha-coi, Genny!
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Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.