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Mrs. Fox: [To Ash] "We're all different."
[Indicates Mr. Fox]
Mrs. Fox: "Especially him. But there's something kind of fantastic about that, isn't there?"
I planned on using a different quote, but I'm obsessed with this one.
Anyway, I finally interpreted "Fantastic Mr. Fox" in a logical way. To me, this furry tale is about connections defeating ego. Both Mr Fox and his son, Ash, want to impress others. But after the farmers destroy the entire area and capture Kristofferson, the two fox's egos subside, and they realise what's most important to them: their friends and family. Instead of working alone, Mr Fox learns to work with his community, and Ash asks Kristofferson for a quick karate lesson. Together, they escape the farmers, survive, and live happily ever after. And that's kind of fantastic, isn't it?