Press Release from Fox Home Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, CA. – Academy Award-winning Hollywood heavyweights George Clooney (*Up In The Air*) and Meryl Streep (*It’s Complicated*) lend their voices to the hilarious, heartwarming and dazzling stop-motion animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson (*The Royal Tenebaums*) *Fantastic Mr. Fox*, arriving as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack and on DVD March 23 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. In there-imagined classic family tale, Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman: *The Darjeeling Limited*) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest heist the animal world has ever seen. When mean old farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean join forces to surround Mr. Fox and his family, they don’t realize they are not dealing with any old fox – it’s *Fantastic Mr. Fox* and he has a fantastic master plan to save the day!
Based on the beloved best-selling book by Roald Dahl (*Charlie and the Chocolate Factory*), *Fantastic Mr. Fox* is family fun at its finest. Anderson employs a colorful supporting cast to bring his eccentric characters to life including Bill Murray (Lost In Translation), Owen Wilson (*Marley & Me*) and Willem Dafoe (*Spiderman* triology). Packed with behind-the-scenes bonus features, including a special inside look at how stop-motion animation really works and much more, *Fantastic Mr. Fox* will be available as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital Copy**) for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada and available on standard DVD for $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada. Prebook is February 24.
* Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features:* (Catalog # 2265755)* Disc One Blu-ray*- Making Mr. Fox Fantastic o The Look Of *Fantastic Mr. Fox* o From Script To Screen o The Puppet Makers o Still Life (Puppet Animation) o The Cast o Bill And His Badger- A Beginner’s Guide To Whack-Bat- *Fantastic Mr. Fox*: The World Of Roald Dahl
* Disc Two*- *Fantastic Mr. Fox* widescreen feature film (16x9 1.85:1)- From Script to Screen- Still Life (Puppet Animation)- A Beginner’s Guide to Whack-Bat
* Disc Three*- Digital Copy of *Fantastic Mr. Fox* (Blu-ray Disc exclusive)
* Single Disc DVD Special Features:* (Catalog # 2265568)- *Fantastic Mr. Fox* widescreen feature film (16x9 1.85:1)- From Script to Screen- Still Life (Puppet Animation)- A Beginner’s Guide to Whack-Bat
*About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment*A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Digital Copy as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets -- from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce - throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.
FANTASTIC MR. FOXStreet Date: March 23, 2010*Screen Format: Widescreen – Ratio TBD (All)Audio: English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio/5.1 Dolby Digital inSpanish/French (BD)English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish/French Dolby Surround (Standard)Subtitles English, French and Spanish (All)U.S. Rating: PGRun Time: 97 minutesClosed Captioned: Yes