A small but bothersome issue in Fantastic Mr. Fox is the refusal of Wes Anderson to give his foxes bent hind legs, like all canines have, even cartoon versions. Anderson’s foxes walk around with straight legs and essentially stand — or more accurately balance themselves — on the pads of their tiny fox feet. Which aren’t large or broad enough to maintain an easy, natural balance, so all the foxes appear to be ballet dancers, in effect — stepping around on their tippy toes. All Wes had to do was give them bent hind legs and I would’ve bought it. I would’ve understood and accepted the balance aspect.