Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 clay-mation animated film based on Roald Dahl's novel produced by 20th Century Fox. It was release date on November 25, 2009.
Joe Roth and Revolution Studios bought the film rights to Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2004. Henry Selick was originally animators with Anderson film "Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" as animation director
In September 2007, Anderson announced voice work would begin. The director chose to record the voices outside rather than in a studio: "We went out in a forest, [..] went in an attic, [and] went in a stable. We went underground for some things. There was a great spontaneity in the recordings because of that." He said of the production design, "We want to use real trees and real sand, but it's all miniature." Great Missenden, where Roald Dahl lived, has a major influence on the film's look. The film mixes several forms of animation but consists primarily of stop motion. Animation took place in London, on stage C at 3 Mills Studio, with Anderson directing the crew, many of whom animated Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. Selick, who kept in contact with Anderson, said the director would act out scenes while in Paris and send them to the animators via iPhone.
- This was Regency Enterprises's first animated film