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YogaDorkism: ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ Adorably Endorses Yoga, Meditation

in YD News, Yoga On Film


Have you seen the adorably entertaining Fantastic Mr. Fox yet? The Wes Anderson stop motion animated film was released some time around Thanksgiving, in the middle of New Moon mania! Jacob! Edward! ah! So we certainly understand if perhaps you didn’t have a spare moment, or an extra Hamilton, to make it back to the theater. However, we imagine someone out there had a glimpse by now? And yet there’s barely a web crumb to be found on all the yoga in the movie! Alas, we realize not everyone can be huge yogadorks, which is why we’re sooo glad we get to share this with those who care!

Above (quick synopsis): Without giving too much away for those who haven’t seen it, the super athletic cousin Kristofferson is visiting the Fox family while his father recoups from illness. Kris impresses everyone with his astute demeanor and keen karate skills (much to the chagrin of pint-sized dude, Ash Fox, who’s just a little “different”). How is he so focused and composed? Because he’s a yogi, and he meditates! The best part is, it’s so stinkin’ cute!

Although, little Ash doesn’t think so at first. Here’s a snippet from an Ash and Kris prickly teenage exchange:

Ash: What’s the point of sitting on the floor with your legs twisted into a pretzel, talking to yourself for an hour and 45 minutes? It’s weird.

Kristofferson: My father and I first started practicing meditation together when I was…

Ash: Yeah, well, that’s great. But I’d worry more about what THAT does for your reputation than whether or not you have beagle ticks or not.

(Lots of stuff happens in the story after this – based on Roald Dahl’s book, which surely does not have a yoga component – but we won’t ruin it for you. go see it!) And of course, here they are at the end, sitting peacefully, in comfortable cross-legged fox position.


What do you think, is this is good Public Display of Yoga?

Is it ok for a FOX to endorse yoga?

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6 comments… add one
  • *giggles* This movie was only on the “might see” list, but now I’ve gotta go see it. Yogi foxes, love it! πŸ˜‰

  • You are the Dork! This is so funny to me since I’m morphing over to my new alias, Art Trip and this cracks me up. The pic on the bottom is perfect; YogaDawg aka Art Trip teaching the kiddies yoga as he teaches them art as he puts them in lotus pose as he flings paint on canvas and explains the connections between yoga and art. Damn, this might be a new hybrid yoga style or a new art theory…:)

  • I admit that FMF is among the Roald Dahl books that somehow eluded me as a kid. Does Mr Fox rival Charlie, Danny, and James as worthy characters?

    Well, now I must decide which to do first: read book or see movie? I, too, was iffy on this movie (although Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited was quite compelling), but might juggle my priorities…

  • Monica

    Loved this movie; my kids loved it; and yes, dorked out over the yoga in it. Kid-friendly Wes Anderson movie=bliss for me! Definitely worth seeing and reading. More of a short story than a book…a very quick read!

  • Ok, now I’ll go see it πŸ™‚

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