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YMMV: Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: "That's just weak songwriting! You wrote a bad song, Petey!"
  • Designated Hero: As charming as Mr. Fox is, he is still a crook, stealing from legitimate businessmen.
  • Director Displacement: Despite being claimed as "A Wes Anderson Film", there were actually two directors. Anderson directed only the voices while animation director Mark Gustafson did all of the animation (and spent more time on set while Anderson would give directions through e-mail). The film's cinematographer even questioned Anderson's role on the project.
  • Ear Worm: Boggis, Bunce and Bean...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Kristofferson and Kylie.
  • Foe Yay: Rat with Mrs. Fox. "Am I being flirted with by a psychotic rat?!"
  • Ho Yay: With the Ambiguously Gay portrayal of Ash, his interactions with Kris can be read in rather interesting ways in the second half of the movie, especially when he forces Agnes to go away just to talk to Kris. What makes it even funnier is the fact that they are cousins...
  • Jerkass Woobie: Ash isn't a bad person at heart and obviously has a lot on his mind. On the other hand, he's shockingly cruel to Kristofferson, sinking so low as to crack jokes about his extremely ill father with him in the other room.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Owen Wilson's character of Coach Skip functions as this, appearing apparently only to explain (if at all) the rules of Whackbat.
    • Petey, whose only spoken scene is a song sung by his Ink-Suit Actor Jarvis Cocker. Especially funny for fans of Jarvis who might recognize the dancing.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Numerous British people complained about the film's "Americanization", as the humans are British and the animals were American, when everyone was British in the book. None of the Americans seemed to care.
    • Again, the use of American voices for the animals and British voices for the humans added contrast.
      • And even made fun of America, in a way, since the difference between the humans and animals is that the animals are "wild", the American accents belong to the "uncivilized" side.
    • Plus, only the farmers are portrayed as bad, there are other british human characters shown that are not evil, like the reporter and possibly Petey.
  • Squick: Taken Up to Eleven with details of how the farmers stink, don't take baths, have horrible-tasting disgusting food, etc.
  • Uncanny Valley: To some, the realistic fur and eyes on the puppets can be unsettling.
    • That and the fact that they might look just like the animated corpses of roadkill.
    • The humans... oh god, the humans...
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Where to begin? Let's start with the fact that they manage to get away with saying "fuck" by simply exchanging it with "cuss" ("The cuss you are", "Clustercuss", "Scared the cuss out of me"). From there, it just gets better. Mr. Fox is a thief; the farmers want to kill Mr. Fox using switchblades and guns (which leads to Mr. Fox having his tail shot off), eventually leading to using excavators and explosives; there's incessant smoking from Mr. Bean, who makes alcoholic cider (and eventually goes batshit crazy); there are multiple injuries sustained by characters varying from scars to burns; Rat is electrocuted and killed by Mr. Fox; and the ending is of the bittersweet variety in which the animals homes have been destroyed and they now live in the sewers, even though they have a food supply that could last them for decades.
  • The Woobie: Petey looks like he really needs a hug after Bean berates his song.

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