Disc News: Fantastic Mr. Fox

If we’re going strictly by money earnings, then Fantastic Mr. Fox was the most under-appreciated animated film of 2009. While Alvin and the Chimpmunks: The Squeakel is nearing $360 million worldwide, Fox will be lucky to make its production budget back ($40 million). You would think with an all-star voice lineup that includes George Clooney and Meryl Streep, parents wouldn’t hesitate to take their kid by the hand and rush to the theaters. The studio suits probably thought the same.

With that regard, Fantastic Mr. Fox is destined to be a cult classic on home video. At least Twentieth Century Fox has made an effort for the release to be as close to “fantastic” as possible. Arriving on March 23rd, Fantastic Mr. Fox will be available on DVD (SRP $29.98) and as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (SRP $39.99). The DVD release include the film presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and three featurettes (“From Script to Screen,” “Still Life (Puppet Animation),” “A Beginner’s Guide to Whack-Bat”).

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo includes these extras as well as four other featurettes that, when combined the other three, make for a seven-part making-of documentary. There will also be a featurette on the Roald Dahl and a digital copy. Check out the artwork below:



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