"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" creator Roald Dahl has this one brought to life by Wes Anderson, and I think adults might get a bigger kick out of it than the kids.
It's about a fox who marries, has a cub, and goes through a mid-life crises and tries to relive his youth by robbing hen houses and stealing still cider from farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean.
The humor's quirky, and the animation style is jerky. The characters are loony and the main one is voiced by George Clooney.
There's cussing in the film-- sort of-- the universal cuss word is "cuss." I found that very cussing funny.
What gives this film its charm is the stop motion combined with occasional freeze-frame images of the characters with stupid looks on their faces. Plus, Clooney's voice with that humorous dry delivery is a foxy way to make this movie a sure hit.
Clooney's finer half-voice is Meryl Streep as Mrs. Fox, who's as nice as she can be, but she's not above busting her husband when he's been out and up to no good.
I feel "Fantastic Mr. Fox" fits as a family film. The dialogue might be over the younger ones' heads, but they'll love the critters, and like me, I think you'll eat it up.