GKIDS and StudioCanal have announced a raft of talented critters from the British comedy scene have joined the English-language voice cast of French animated feature The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales. Directed by Benjamin Renner & Patrick Imbert (Oscar nominated feature Ernest & Celestine), the redubbed family-friendly adventure is coming to cinemas this fall.
The new cast features Bill Bailey as Duck, Adrian Edmondson as Rabbit, Justin Edwards by Pig, Matthew Goode as Wolf, Celia Imrie as Chicken, Phill Jupitus as Dog, and Giles New as Fox.
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.