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Monday, November 23

GIVEAWAY: Fantastic Mr. Fox is missing his tail

FANTASTIC MR. FOX is visionary director Wes Anderson’s first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop-motion techniques to tell the story of the best-selling children’s book by Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach). The film features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, and Jarvis Cocker.

Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristofferson (Eric Anderson). But after twelve years of quiet domesticity, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox’s wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground without enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost. In the end, he uses his natural instincts to save his family and friends.

Fantastic Mr. Fox is now playing in select cities and opens nationwide on Thanksgiving. Be sure to visit and view the trailer. It looks to be a fantastic family film, one of those hard-to-find movies that are actually fun for everyone. I'll have more on Fantastic Mr. Fox and my conversation with foxy co-star Jason Schwartzman tomorrow.

For now, imagine taking your child(ren) to see Fantastic Mr. Fox, falling in love with the story and the characters, and bringing the magic home with this fantastic fox tail tie:

I'm giving away TWO of these fox tail neckties, and TWO sets of Mario Batali Thanksgiving recipe cards. That's FOUR winners! Seriously, these neckties make me smile when I think of Monsoon playing dress-up and know for sure that, much like Halloween costumes, he will wear his everywhere he goes, including the doctor's office (yes, I'm getting one, too!).

This giveaway will end on Saturday, November 28 at midnight (EST) - or whenever I close comments, which could be later if I forget. I will announce a winner on Sunday, and send your information along to the folks who are in charge of sending the prizes.

You may enter once by leaving a comment with your thoughts on Fantastic Mr. Fox. Make sure you leave your name and e-mail address, as this is how I will contact you should you win. You'll have 24 hours to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen.


Eva Gallant said...

I'm not familiar with the Fantastic Fox, but I'd love a tie! lol

adrienzgirl said...

I love this time of year. There are always a few select movies that come out for our whole family! :D Mr. Fantastic Fox is definitely a whole family movie! Yeah for me!

Just say Julie said...

My son walked through the living room earlier when the preview was on and stopped to watch the whole thing. Looks like this may be on the top of our Thanksgiving movie marathon :) the tie is too much fun!

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A said...

I adore that darling little fox and would love to put this tie around my husband's neck to wear on his birthday next month!

Lavender Luz said...

GeekbyMarriage guessed you on my Name that Blogger! Game so I had to come see about that fox giveaway.

Saw the preview of the movie and it sounds good to me.

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Howdy! Nice meeting you.

carma said...

I have not seen the movie yet, but if it has Owen Wilson in it with his dry sense of humor, I'm in!

Heidi said...

I found you through the Name That Blog contest!! I can't wait to see the movie!! Wherever did you get that tail? Or did you make it?