A director renowned for ornately crafted set decoration and meticulous framing, Wes Anderson didn't surprise anybody by taking on a stop-motion animated project -- where literally every shot could be composed of a zillion perfectly composed still photographs. And, indeed, Anderson's 2009 opus Fantastic Mr. Fox
(based on the children's book by Roald Dahl) proves to be as perfect a fit for the auteur as fans were hoping.
The film opens on the titular Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney), a charming rake of a woodland creature with a penchant for devilish adventure, usually involving chicken theft. He and his wife (Meryl Streep) are engaging in just this...