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Fantastic Mr. Fox U.S. Premiere Twitter Reactions (On-going)

Fantastic Mr. Fox had its North American premiere tonight at AFI Fest. Below are some instant reactions via Twitter. If you saw the film, tweet us your thoughts @RushmoreAcademy.

@JasonReitman: Fantastic Mr. Fox was everything I want in a Wes Anderson movie. Couldn’t be more charming if it tried.

@EvylenYves: Got to see The Fantastic Mr. Fox @ AFI fest & saw Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman & Bill Murray. Hollywood, I’m declaring my love for you.

@LadyJE: Just saw The Fantastic Mr Fox at @AFIFest. What the cuss, a future classic!

@Tedulous: Fantastic Mr. Fox was incredible. UP has some definite competition for Best Animated Picture now.

@helencarolinev: no matter what kind of mood you’re in, fantastic mr. fox will make it better

@iverdawg: Back from Fantastic Mr. Fox. Amazing stuff that Anderson and his crew created with this one. Go see it.

@LivingInCinema: FANTASTIC MR. FOX is cussing great!

@twotrey23: sure as cuss enjoyed FANTASTIC MR. FOX a second time.

@amandadecadenet: The fantastic mr fox rocks!!

@jazzt: it was amazing, fanatastic, fabulous. loved it sooooooo much.

Fantastic Mr. Fox Twitter Reactions (on-going)

Some quick reactions from filmmakers, critics, and London Film Festival attendees via Twitter. Tweet your thoughts to us @rushmoreacademy.


@edgarwright Fantastic Mister Fox? Fantastic.

@edgarwright You’ll love it. It’s one of Wes Anderson’s best. Brilliantly paced. Really funny. Looks beautiful. As good as the Aardman features.

@markromanek FANTASTIC MR. FOX is beautiful and funny. The attention to detail is just astonishing. Perhaps the most “Wes Anderson” film of all.

@edgarwright FANTASTIC MR FOX also has one of the choice soundtrack picks of 2009 with a brilliant use of The Beach Boys ‘Heroes & Villains”.


@hitfix Fantastic Mr. Fox is cussing great

LFF Attendees

@shoebird woke up thinking what a great little movie the fantastic mr fox is

@loop_pool Absolutely loved Fantastic Mr Fox. Funny and original. Kids at the screening loved it too – plenty of jokes for kids and for adults.

@richardtid fantastic mr fox is absolutely amazing, wes anderson is just sooo good

@anghazardlights Fantastic Mr Fox was – for want of a better word – well, fantastic

300 followers on Twitter!

I am proud to announce that we have reached 300 followers on Twitter! Please follow us! (and we’ll probably follow you, unless you are a spammer)

We’re still going to find the Twitter whale and destroy it, possibly with some dynamite.

Tweet your favorite Wes Anderson film #ilovemovies

One of today’s trending topics on Twitter is #ilovemovies. Be sure to tweet your favorite Wes Anderson film!

(and follow us if you aren’t already!)

Add us on Twitter. Vote for us on Twibes.

We admit it. We are addicted to Twitter.

We are SO close to 200 followers. Won’t you follow us? You will receive news and blog updates (as they happen!) and will be able to exchange delicious banter with us.

AND (get this!), you can help lure more followers into our Wes-inspired web by picking us as a favorite tweet partner on Twibes!

Did you say you’re on mescaline?

Site updates


First, great news: our Facebook group has reached 1,000 members! Show your school spirit and join!

You can now follow us on Twitter

We are organizing a Wes Anderson Film Festival. A few years back, a group of Yankee Racers met online and watched the films of Wes Anderson together. We are doing it again and need your feedback!

More news:

  • The gallery is back up and working. Send your images and scans to edwardappleby @!
  • The film scripts, press kits, and credits are now available in the library.
  • In addition to the normal radio station powered by, we have added a second channel of music from our Academy Books Music Room (sponsored by Amazon).

And, don’t forget that the Wes Webicon contest is still on!  I will post some new entries later today.