On a hill above the valley there was a wood. In the wood there was a huge tree. Under the tree there was a hole. In the hole lived Mr Fox and Mrs Fox and their four Small Foxes.
"On a hill above the valley there was a wood. In the wood there was a huge tree. Under the tree there was a hole. In the hole lived Mr Fox and Mrs Fox and their four Small Foxes." - Fantastic Mr Fox
Mr Fox is clever. Far too clever for his local farmers, Boggis Bunce and Bean. Still, even a very clever and cunning fox sometimes gets caught out - and when those devious farmers finally locate the whereabouts of Mr Fox's home, it puts him and his family in danger.
But Mr Fox is never beaten - and by trapping him and his family inside their foxhole, it looks like Boggis, Bunce and Bean might have accidentally shot themselves in the foot instead...
In 2009, director Wes Anderson's stop-motion animated adaptation of Fantastic Mr Fox featured George Clooney as "Foxy" Fox. In the film, his character was a newspaper columnist and the father of one son, Ash, as opposed to the four Small Foxes that appear in the original story. A nephew, Kristofferson, also lives with the family.
Nobody in the world can dig as quick as a fox!
Mr Fox 1
Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox