A Possible Criterion Release of Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

According to the Wexner Center for the Arts’ website, the Criterion Collection may just be releasing Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), which will be shown at the Wexner Center later this year:

With its unparalleled library of world classics and critically acclaimed contemporary films, exquisitely designed packaging, and demanding technical standards, the Criterion Collection remains the Tiffany’s of important releases on home video.

Join Criterion Collection President Peter Becker and Producer Kim Hendrickson as they share the compelling history of the company and provide a behind-the-scenes look at Criterion’s operation, focusing on recent and upcoming releases such as Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha (2013), Robert Altman’s Nashville (1975), Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), and Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights (1931), among others. Following the talk, stick around for a 35 mm screening of City Lights, perhaps Chaplin’s greatest achievement, which follows the iconic Tramp as he falls in love with a blind flower girl. (87 mins., 35 mm)

This is fantastic news! I personally love this film, and I was hoping that Criterion would release this title. Here’s hoping that we’ll be getting the film sometime next year.

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Poster


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