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 own acclaimed graphic novel into a delirious, delightful triptych of interlocking stories, with a pacing and visual spontaneity that harkens 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.
“THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES uses its simple, classic animation style to tell a series of equally undemanding – yet utterly beguiling – stories the whole family can enjoy.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
“In divisive times, Pig and his friends, who consist of maybe a dozen drawn lines apiece, provide much-needed laughter in the tradition of the great Warner Bros. cartoons.” (Los Angeles Times)
Sunday, November 3
Doors 12:00 pm | Movie 12:30 pm *Sharp! Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
*Minors very welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES (Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner / 2018 / G / 79 mins) THE BIG BAD FOX recounts the misadventures of a young clumsy Fox and a feisty little red Hen. The Fox, both a little stupid and naïve, tries daily to devour the little Hen, without success. Tired of the repeated humiliation, the Fox is persuaded to steal the Hen’s eggs to raise and then eat. This plan seems perfect, until the moment the chicks hatch…