The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

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Showings

Rafael 1 Tue, Oct 9 10:15 AM
Century Larkspur Sat, Oct 13 12:30 PM
Film Info
Category:Animation Nation
Section:Family Films
Country:France
Year:2017
Running Time:82 min.
Language:English
Director:Benjamin Renner
Patrick Imbert
Producer:Damien Brunner
Didier Brunner
Vincent Tavier
Screenwriter:Benjamin Renner
Jean Regnaud
Editor:Benjamin Massoubre
Cast:Bill Bailey
Adrian Edmondson
Justin Edwards
Matthew Goode
Celia Imrie
Phill Jupitus
Print Source:GKids
Note Writer:Jeff Campbell

Description

A warm-hearted, French charmer with Looney Tunes flair from members of the Oscar®-nominated team behind Ernest & Célestine (presented here in English and featuring a stellar British vocal cast), The Big Bad Fox delivers a trio of winning comedic tales set on an idyllic country farm. Well, it would be idyllic except for its quirky, perfectly inept assemblage of bickering animals who never met a plan that didn’t go awry. In “Baby Delivery,” Pig, Rabbit, and Duck must deliver a newborn after Stork falls down on the job (literally). The tables also turn—not once or twice but constantly—in “The Big Bad Fox” and “Saving Christmas,” where Fox is the Rodney Dangerfield of predators, and Christmas doesn’t really need saving… until it does. Beneath all the hijinks in The Big Bad Fox lies a heartfelt message: Love and good intentions always triumph over our inevitable limitations and dim-bulb pratfalls. Age 6+

Oct 9 screening is a CFI Education program open to school groups and the general public

Oct 13 screenings include free admission to The Hoopla! Visit the Family Films page for details

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Additional Information



After studying fine arts, Benjamin Renner went on to study animation at La Poudriere, where he directed A Mouse’s Tale (2008). After graduating, he was hired as art director for the feature film Ernest & Celestine (2012), which he also co-directed with Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier. The film was nominated for Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film. Benjamin has a comic blog where he first created the title tale in The Big Bad Fox, as well as Baby Delivery.