I love this line: "Is it a movie for children? This inevitable question depends on the assumption that children have uniform tastes and expectations. How can that be?"
But my FAVORITE part of the review is this note at the end:
"Fantastic Mr. Fox" is rated PG (Parental guidance suggested).
It has danger, sorrow, and an awareness of mortality.
I'm guessing I will never write a novel for children that doesn't brush up against these same three elements. Kids think about these kinds of things all the time -- more than the rest of us do, probably. I love creative work that recognizes this (Miyazaki's films, for instance).
Okay, must now get back to the crazy business of November.