The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
(Folivari, Panique!, Studio Canal | GKIDS) Directors: Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner Release Date: Winter 2017 Synopsis: Three stories of wild, and very wacky, animals suffering crises in their traditional, natural identities. The Word: “Each part offers an array of slapstick gags, snappy dialogue and winks at pop culture—including a possible reference to Fargo in the Christmas story— though behind all the chaos lies a rather sentimental core.” – Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter. Nomination Chances: It’s sheer, giddy, 2D cartooniness should garner support, though the surfeit of foreign festival faves this year may have a cancelling-out effect. Directors Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert were also behind the delightful Oscarand Annie-nominated movie Ernest and Celestine.