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10 More Fantastically Fabulous Films

Fantastic Mr Fox is a great stop-motion adaptation coming right from the mind of Wes Anderson. The quirky blend of humour and heart-warming themes make it a great animated choice. For those who have finished and are looking for similar choices, we’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top picks for what to watch next.

As usual, let us know your thoughts about our picks in the comments below!

James and the Giant Peach

Based on Roald Dahl’s classic book, James and the Giant Peach follows a young boy named James who, after the tragic loss of his parents, discovers a magical giant peach. With the insect friends he finds inside, James embarks on a fantastical journey to escape his cruel aunts.

Like Fantastic Mr Fox, this is an adaptations of a beloved children’s book and offers a blend of live-action and stop-motion animation. Both films highlight themes of family, adventure, and overcoming adversities.

Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers

Wallace and his loyal dog Gromit get entangled in a mystery when a suspicious penguin rents a room in their house and manipulates Wallace’s latest invention, techno-trousers. Can Gromit save the day before it’s too late?

The Wrong Trousers is expertly crafted stop-motion that mixes humor, charm, and suspense in a delightfully heady cocktail. Much like Fantastic Mr Fox, this film centers around an inventive yet flawed protagonist navigating challenges.

Box trolls

Set in the town of Cheesebridge, Boxtrolls follows Eggs, a human boy raised by trash-collecting trolls. As he attempts to save his family from an evil exterminator, along the way he discovers his true identity and challenges the town’s misconceptions about the Boxtrolls.

Boxtrolls and Fantastic Mr. Fox are both stop-motion pictures that depict underground societies and their conflicts with the human world above. Themes of identity, family, and challenging societal norms are big parts of both films too.

Isle of Dogs

In a dystopian future Japan, all dogs are exiled to a remote island due to a “canine flu.” A boy named Atari ventures to said island in search of his dog, Spots. However, this leads to an epic journey with the help of a group of banished dogs.

Directed by Wes Anderson, both films share a unique visual style, dry humor, and intricate details in stop-motion animation. The films dabble in ideas of loyalty, rebellion against oppressive systems, and human/animal bonds.

My Life as a Zucchini

After the sudden death of his mother, a young boy nicknamed Zucchini is sent to a foster home. There, he learns trust, finds love, and begins to heal with the help of his new-found friends.

Zucchini is a wonderful stop-motion animation, much like Fantastic Mr Fox. It delves deep into emotional and heartfelt territory, showcasing the resilience of its protagonist. Furthermore, both films address the importance of family, whether by blood or by bond.

The Emperor’s New Groove

In this comedic adventure, the arrogant and self-centered Emperor Kuzco is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor, Yzma. With the help of a kind-hearted peasant named Pacha, Kuzco learns humility and the value of friendship.

Both films are filled with quirky humor and a unique cast of characters that makes it a must-watch. They also revolve around protagonists who undergo significant personal growth whilst navigating a series of comedic challenges.

Kung Fu Panda 

Po, an overweight and clumsy panda, dreams of becoming a kung fu master. Unexpectedly chosen as the Dragon Warrior to confront a formidable villain, Po undergoes rigorous training and learns valuable lessons about inner strength and self-acceptance.

Both films delve into themes of identity, destiny, and defying society’s expectations for you. Both films also highlight an unconventional hero who, despite initial disbelief, rises to meet a significant challenge.

Mary and Max

Mary and Max is a claymation film chronicling the decades-long pen-pal friendship between Mary, a lonely young girl living in Australia, and Max, a middle-aged man with Asperger’s in New York City. Their bond showcases the profound impact of friendship and understanding.

Mary and Max, like Fantastic Mr Fox, is a stop-motion animation that balances humor with deeper, more emotional themes. The two movies offer a window into the lives of unique and quirky characters, emphasizing the importance of connections and understanding.

Moonrise Kingdom

Another film directed by Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom is about two young lovers, Sam and Suzy, who run away together. In doing so, their small town head off in search for them. As a storm approaches, their adventure tests the bounds of their love and the community’s understanding.

Moonrise Kingdom has that distinct Wes Anderson’s storytelling and visual style, combining with a mix of humor, heart, and detailed world-building. They focus on characters who defy societal expectations and norms, seeking their own path.

Paddington 2

Paddington 2

The sequel to Paddington follows the lovable bear, Paddington, once more as he adjusts to life in London. When a gift for his aunt goes missing, Paddington becomes the prime suspect, leading to a heartwarming adventure to uncover the true culprit.

Both films center around anthropomorphic characters navigating human worlds and facing challenges that require wit and cunning. They emphasize themes of family, community, and the lengths one will go for loved ones.

There we have it, our list of best movies that are similar to Fantastic Mr Fox. What do you think about our picks? Did one of your favourites make the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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