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?