The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Le grand méchant renard et autres contes


Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11:00am
Missouri History Museum

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated “Ernest & Celestine” comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again! Directors Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert adapt Renner’s acclaimed graphic novel into a delirious, delightful triptych of interlocking stories, with a pacing and visual spontaneity that harken back to classic Looney Tunes shorts and slapstick two-reelers. But underneath the gags (and there are plenty of them), the three stories offer a sensitive and beautiful portrayal of family and the anxieties of modern life.

80 min.

Directed by

Patrick Imkert & Benjamin Renner



Film Category

Animation Spotlight International Spotlight Robert French and French-Language Focus SLIFF/Kids Family Films


Family Film

Sponsored by

Jane M. & Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation