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Feature Film

‘The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales’ Gets An English Trailer

An English-subbed trailer has been released for The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand mechant renard et autres contes), the new feature from Benjamin Renner, the co-director of the Oscar-nominated feature Ernest & Celestine.

It’s based on a graphic novel that Renner published in 2015 (and which was recently released in a translated English version). Renner co-directed the film with Patrick Imbert, who was the animation director of Ernest & Celestine.

The 80-minute Big Bad Fox stays faithful to Renner’s loose and playful cartooning style, with a watercolor universe that looks like a refreshing counterpoint to the ultra-polished sheen of contemporary cg-animated children’s films. The logline:

Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it we find especially agitated animals, a Fox that thinks it’s a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. If you want to take a vacation, keep driving past this place…

Folivari, the new production outfit of seasoned French producer Didier Brunner, handled the production with Panique. After premiering in Annecy last month, Studiocanal launched Big Bad Fox in French cinemas on June 21, grossing $774K in its first weekend, good for 7th place. The film has been well received by audiences, young and old alike, and in its second weekend, it grew its box office to over $1 million, again holding onto the 7th spot. Big Bad Fox has grossed over $2 million in France to date, and it’s still early in its run.

No American distributor has been announced yet, but with its solid reception in France and the background of its creator, it looks like only a matter of time until we see this fox pop up in U.S. theaters.

"The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales."
“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales.”
"The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales."
“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales.”
"The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales."
“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales.”
"The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales."
“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales.”
"The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales."
“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales.”
  • Mister Twister

    I would watch it in theaters, but REwatch in French.

  • Well, this is sure to be a silly feel good time!

  • Glowworm

    This looks absolutely adorable and hilarious.

  • I enjoyed the work of Ernest & Celestine and have been excited for this project for quite a while now! I do hope they announce a U.S. release soon, and hopefully an English dub version (they did a great job the last time with the dubbing).

  • WK.

    YES. I’m completely sold. Ernest & Celestine was a wonderful, charming little movie I enjoyed endlessly. Now it seems they’re looking to turn up the cartoon zaniness with the Big Bad Fox. You can definitely count on finding me in the theaters for this one!

  • Dave 52

    I think the best way to describe it is “French Looney Tunes”. I definitely will be checking it out once it comes to the US.

  • Andrew Kieswetter

    Looks great! I’m definitely going to see it.

  • Inkan1969

    Great to see more work from the creators of “Ernest and Celestine”. I hope this makes it to US shores.

  • Harry Bastard

    GERD I gotta get that poster…

  • Cameron Ward

    My money is on GKids picking this one up. I loved knowing what they were saying this time around and, Well, i’m so down for this film. Hope it either comes out this year or early next year.

  • Marc Hendry

    love this stuff

  • Andrew Kieswetter

    Watching the trailer again makes me think how nice a movie of the Pluggers comic strip could be.
    Anyone else like this idea?

  • FM Hansen

    I can’t wait to see this!!!

  • Dawn Brown

    Very charming!

  • David Wagenfeld

    That looks delightful! I really hope it comes here.

    • It certainly would be up GKIDS’ alley if they wanted another go again with this group (having released Ernest & Celestine over here before).