Fantastic Mr. Fox is your typical George Clooney movie.
That is to say that Fantastic Mr. Fox is not typical at all. It is a wild animal.
Here is what separates the fox from the hounds (I'm looking at you, Planet 51) - dialogue. Yes, dialogue. This isn't another movie about farts and humiliating kicks to the crotch. This is a movie about conversation and relationships and living. This is a movie about the art of being different.