The November/December 2009 issue of Film Comment features Mr. Fox on the cover and a great article about the film by Kent Jones on the inside. Pick it up at your local bookseller or buy it directly from the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
The great folks over at Film Comment (Twitter) sent over an excerpt from the article:
Fantastic Mr. Fox will undoubtedly provoke a lot of chatter about the inevitability of Wes Anderson turning to animation, as well as a flurry of musings over the distinctions to be made between his new adaptation (from a beloved Roald Dahl children’s novel) and his previous, strictly original films (in the end, the difference is negligible). There’s no doubt in my mind that the words “clever,” “quirky,” “cool,” “twee,” and “arch” will be employed by someone, somewhere, ironically and otherwise. And another Wes Anderson movie will come and go, its surfaces examined down to the minutest detail, its emotional underpinning impatiently and perhaps even proudly overlooked.
Bravo. Can’t wait to read it.