The mean old farmers – fat Boggis, squat Bunce and skinny Bean have joined forces and have Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney), Mrs. Fox (voiced by Meryl Streep) and their family surrounded!
What they don't know is that they are not just dealing with any old fox – it's Fantastic Mr. Fox and he has a fantastic master plan to save the day!
Fantastic Mr. Fox is based on the book by Roald Dahl and was created using stop-animation. Here's some info on stop-animation from Entertainment Weekly:
For those unfamiliar with stop-motion animation, the painstakingly tedious process involves photographing a small puppet, moving it ever so slightly, and then photographing it again. The animator does this over and over and over, and when all of the photographed images are displayed continuously (as in a flip book), we wind up with the illusion of movement. The technique has been used for everything from animating the title character in the 1933 version of King Kong to designing entire stop-motion movies such as The Nightmare Before Christmas.