"Fantastic Mr. Fox," is a great piece of stop-motion animation by Wes Anderson. Anderson is known for having a unique flare in filmmaking with his bright colors, witty dialogue, and memorable characters. This entry in his filmography is no different. Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the movie captures much of the charm from Dahl's writing. George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, and Jason Shwartzman lead a great voice cast that enhance their characters with their ability to deliver their lines so well. The dialogue is charming and hilarious. The choice to replace every curse word with "cuss" made for some funny moments and is one of the more memorable things in this movie. The story is about a fox who gets into trouble by deciding to fall back on old habits. This movie is fun and the plot moves along nicely. There is really never a dull moment in this picture. The pacing is great and everything seems to have a pay-off by the end of the movie. Mr. Fox's son, Ash, might have the most change as he comes to accept himself as he is, but also that he can still do athletic things even if they aren't as great as his father or cousin. His change is what I thought was most impactful. It is a bit of a downer that the main character, Mr. Fox, isn't overly fantastic or interesting though. All he does is cause trouble and really doesn't see any consequences to his actions that are permanent (other than tail loss). The animation, done by stop-motion, is great. I'm not sure how many images there are in this movie, but there has to be an insane amount because every little movement in the characters or scenery is an image and there is a lot of motion throughout the movie. This movie is a fun one to watch. This movie is very good, but it does fall a bit short of fantastic. Overall, I give this movie an 8/10.