LE GRAND MÉCHANT RENARD ET AUTRES CONTES / THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES

Adapted from an acclaimed series of comic books written and illus-
trated by co-director Benjamin Renner, The Big Bad Fox and Other
Tales is a delightful animated film, charmingly old-fashioned in its
graphics but sly and witty in its contents. Consisting of three stories
featuring a recurring cast of hapless farm animals, the film is present-
ed as a theatrical revue, with the “big bad” fox (who is in fact anything
but) appearing on a stage before each segment to introduce the
action. The first story features the adventures of a rabbit, a pig, and a
duck who take over for the stork when she gets sick and try to bring a
human baby to its parents. This is followed by the story of the fearful
fox who is so bad at being a predator that he winds up protecting three
chickadees from a wolf. The final story finds the rabbit and the duck
attempting to deliver presents on Christmas Eve after they destroy a
plastic Santa Claus and become convinced they’ve killed the real one.
Combining an infectious warmth and a surprising slapstick sensibility,
The Big Bad Fox is a treat for the whole family.

DIRECTOR
Benjamin Renner
Patrick Imbert

SCREENPLAY
Benjamin Renner
Jean Regnaud

CAST
Guillaume Darnault
Christophe Lemoine
Boris Rehlinger

DETAILS
Comedy, Family
English, French
83 min.
France, 2018
DCP, Blu-Ray

DISTRIBUTOR
GKIDS

PRICE RANGE
$300-$350