Wes Anderson's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' Celebrates a Cozy Decade of Stop-Motion at The Mini Microcinema

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" is arguably the coziest installment in Wes Anderson's heist film canon

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"Fantastic Mr. Fox"

Wes Anderson's first foray into stop-motion animation turns 10 this year, but it hasn't lost an iota of charm since 2009. Starring the vocal talents of George Clooney, Meryl Streep and (of course) Bill Murray as Roald Dahl's beloved cast of woodland critters, Fantastic Mr. Fox is the coziest installment in the heist film canon. While the intricately-designed sets are alluring enough to warrant a re-watch, the family flick holds up as a true artistic statement — family dynamics are tested, the class struggles are all too real and the curse words are skillfully deployed (though hilariously censored). The Mini Microcinema will celebrate Fantastic Mr. Fox's anniversary with a retrospective screening and themed snacks. We can only assume that cider will be on the menu. 5 p.m. Nov. 9. $25. Mini Microcinema, 1329 Main St, Over-the-Rhine, mini-cinema.org. 

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