Fantastic Mr. Fox Trailer No. 2: Sad Like a Fox


Striking a blow against Where the Wild Things Are in the battle to have this fall's most depressing-looking kids' movie, the marketers behind Wes Anderson's stop-motion-animated Fantastic Mr. Fox have released a new trailer even more somber than the first one. It's been a few years since we last read the Roald Dahl book on which the film is based, but we remember it being more about stealing chickens and not so much about Mr. Fox's existential midlife crisis ("I'm 7 non-fox years old now and my father died at 7 and a half," says the George Clooney–voiced titular puppet here. "I don't want to live in a hole anymore"). Also, we're not sure how much touting the involvement of Academy Award winners Clooney and Meryl Streep will help with selling this thing to children, who will likely be too busy crying to care about the movie's Oscar-y pedigree. Even so, the look of this movie is pretty amazing and we're still tentatively excited.