A Fox's Tale

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A Fox's Tale
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Genre: Animated
Comedy
Adventure
Photography: Color
Running Time: 85 Minutes
Country: Hungary
United Kingdom
Release Date: April 12, 2008 (Hungary)
April 17, 2009 (United States)[1]
Directed by: György Gát
János Uzsák
Written by: Péter Dóka
István Fekete
György Gát
Distributed by: Budapest Film Rt.
Fantastic Films Int.
Starring: Freddie Highmore
Miranda Richardson
Bill Nighy
Sienna Miller
Clemency Burton-Hill
Matthew McNulty
Previous film: The Little Fox (1981)


A Fox's Tale (known as Kis Vuk in Hungary) is a 2008 Hungarian computer-animated film. The movie is based on Istvan Fekete's book The Little Fox and is the sequel to the 1981 film of the same name, It was meant to be the first Hungarian CGI movie.

Plot

Little Jack is a young fox living happily with his family in the woods, but everything changes when his father is captured by a circus troupe in order to be part of their show. The rest of the forest animals will share the same destiny. With the help of a nature-loving disabled boy in a wheelchair and a young acrobat girl, Little Jack sets out to rescue the animals.

Why It Sucks

By the way, the animation for this movie took 3 years to complete...
  1. This movie has by far one the most horrendous looking 3D animations in cinematic history. The sad thing is it took three years to make. THREE YEARS!
  2. It's extremely unfaithful to the original source material.
  3. The story is so Cliché, that you probably have seen it in other bad animated movies.
  4. It's completely unfunny.
  5. The main character is incredibly unlikeable (like the others.)
  6. Idiotic songs (For starters, there's a rapping crow!)
  7. It's somewhat a bit too dark for a movie made for kids, with scenes where animals get violently killed on-screen.
  8. It has a cliché ending that again, seen in other bad animated movies.
  9. The characters look nothing like they did in the original film.
  10. Wasted the talents of Freddie Highmore, Miranda Richardson, Bill Nighy, Sienna Miller, etc.
  11. The poster itself looks like crap.
  12. The title looks cheap, as it looks like it was made in Microsoft Paint. (but least they didn't give the title a crappy pun, like "tail" instead of "tale".)
  13. The writing is atrocious.

Reception

The film became infamous for the extremely negative criticism it got from its Hungarian audience, who were mainly disappointed by the film's failure to capture the style and spirit of the original 1981 film.

Trivia

  • After being shown the first animated trailer, Attila Dargay's (who directed the original 1981 film) reaction to it was: "No comment".
  • 20% of the movie's budget was financed by the Hungarian government. It cost 1.4 billion Hungarian Forint (roughly $5 million in US Dollars) to make.
  • The movie's official website remained accessible for several years after the film's release. The last news entry was dated May 24, 2008. The link for its official forum redirected visitors to e621.net, an adult image-sharing site with pornographic furry and "My Little Pony" artwork

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