Talk:Fantastic Mr Fox

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Article merge[edit]

I just merged this article from "Fantastic Mr Fox" (no period after "Mr"). This appears to be the original title of the book from 1970, though the book is now published using "Mr." with a period, and is being adapted into a film with a period in the name. The name with a period is now common usage, though the history of the title may deserve mention in the article. --Tarnas 00:20, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I believe this should be changed back to "Mr". The version I have (a modern UK reprint) has the title with "Mr" and throughout the text it is written as "Mr"; this is in fact the correct usage since an abbreviation which shares its last letter with that of the word it's abbreviating does not have a full-stop. I don't see why a film or incorrect use should be influential in the matter. Halfabeet (talk) 21:28, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

British English largely doesn't use full stops with abbreviations, American English does. The book is written in English and I would assume all over the Commonwealth as Mr Fox, whereas the film is American and so will rightfully, if annoyingly, have the full stop or period in the title. This should definitely be moved back though as the image shows the current printing of the Penguin book. Tony2Times (talk) 18:00, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

In Australian English also, the full-stop is not required unless the last letter of the abbreviation is not the same as the last letter of the word. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 27.32.138.174 (talk) 09:12, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as stub, and the rating on other projects was brought up to Stub class. BetacommandBot 13:36, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Moral relativism[edit]

There is an underlying theme in the book which deserves mention, the Fox adheres to no common standard of morality. Stealing is justified on principle that his family is hungry, so stealing is not wrong. 210.84.1.227 (talk) 06:17, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Opera: “the only adaptation with origins in the US”?[edit]

I don’t understand what “the only adaptation with origins in the US”, means in reference to the opera? The film (albeit that the animation was performed in England) is an American film, and listed as such in its own Wikipedia article, so why single out the opera? Secondly, even if it were, why is it of any relevance? Jock123 (talk) 18:16, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

British English[edit]

As the title is British English (no full-stop(period)) and the author was British the article should be in British English. Tag added JAC Esquire (talk) 09:28, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Television Series'[edit]

There was an animated television series released on ITV in the UK in the 1980's, I was wondering if anyone can help me chase up some notable details at all? Also, it was on the BBC children's show Jackanory.--78.86.212.156 (talk) 23:58, 24 September 2012 (UTC)