Ebert gives Fantastic Mr Fox 3.5 stars. I think he needs to re-read some of his Dahl though. “Like the hero of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” also based on one of his books, the creatures of Dahl’s valley seem to know more than they’re letting on; perhaps even secrets we don’t much want to know.” WTF? Oh wait, is he talking about Wonka and not Charlie? That makes more sense. I mean, Charlie is pretty much a blank vessel as a character.