Fantastic Mr Fox, The


Born on a mountain top in Tennessee

Greenest state in the land of the free

Raised in the woods

so he knew every tree

Kilt him a bar

when he was only three

Davy, Davy Crockett,

king of the wild frontier!

Fought single-handed

through the Injun War

Till the Creeks was whipped

and peace was in store

And while he was handling...

What'd the doctor say?

- Nothing.

Supposedly, it's just a

twenty-four hour bug.

He gave me some pills.

I told you. You probably

just ate some bad gristle.

We take the short cut

or the scenic route?

Let's take the short cut.

But the scenic route is so much prettier.

- Okay, let's take the scenic route.

- Great.

It's actually slightly quicker,


Thank you.

- What is a squab?

- You know what a squab is.

It's like a pigeon, I suppose.

Should we go through the hole

under the horse fence...

...or climb the rail over the

bridle path?

Well, I guess the horse fence

would be a little safer.

But the bridle path puts us out right

next to the squab shack.


What's wrong?

You're acting all skittish.

Don't worry. I've been stealing birds

for a living since...

...before I could trot.

By the way, you look

unbelievably beautiful tonight.

You're practically glowing.

Maybe it's the lighting.

I've been in this town so long

that back in the city

I've been taken for lost and gone

And unknown for a long long time

Fell in love years ago

With an innocent girl

From the spanish and indian home

Home of the heroes and villains

Once at night

catillian squared the fight

And she was right in the rain

of the bullets

that eventually brought her down

But she's still dancing in the night

Unafraid of what a dudell do in a town

full of heroes and villains

What's that?

- What?

I think it's a fox-trap!

- Look at this.

- No, get away from there.

Is it spring-loaded?

Yeah... yeah, I guess

if you come from over there,

...and you're standing at this door

to the squab shack,

...this little gadget probably

triggers the...

- What!?

- Move out of the way, darling.

- That's right where it's going to land.

- Stop it! Let's go!

No, it just falls straight right down...

- I guess it's not spring-loaded.

- I'm pregnant.


We're gonna have a cub.

- Honey, that's great news.

- If we're still alive tomorrow...

If we're still alive tomorrow morning,

...I want you to find

another line of work.


My children were raised

You know they suddenly rise

They started slow long ago

Head to toe healthy weathy and wise

Does anybody actually read my column?

- Do your friends ever talk about it?

- Of course.

In fact, Rabbit's ex-girlfriend

just said to me last week,

"I should read Foxy's column,"

but they don't get the Gazette.

- Ash! Let's get cracking!

- Why would they? It's a rag-sheet.

- I'm sick.

- You're not sick.

- I have a temperature.

- You don't have a temperature.

- I don't want to go.

- Hurry up. You're going to be late.

I love the way you handled that.

Your cousin Kristofferson's coming

on the sixth.

I want you to be extra nice to him

...because he's going through a very

hard time right now.

Where's he gonna sleep?

We're gonna make a bed for him

in your room.

I can't spare the space.

Put him in Dad's study.

Dad's study is occupied by Dad.

I don't want to live in a hole anymore.

It makes me feel poor.

We are poor...

but we're happy.

Comme-ci, comme-ca.

Anyway, the views are better

above ground.

Honey, I'm seven non-fox-years old now.

My father died at seven and a half.

I don't want to live in a hole anymore,

...and I'm going to do

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (English: , Norwegian: [ˈruːɑl ˈdɑːl]; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.Born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence as a writer in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and he became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the British Book Awards' Children's Author of the Year in 1990. In 2008, The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His books champion the kindhearted, and feature an underlying warm sentiment. Dahl's works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George's Marvellous Medicine. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected. more…

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