...Mrs Fox said to her children, 'I should like you to know that if it wasn't for your father we should all be dead by now. Your father is a fantastic fox.'
"...Mrs Fox said to her children, 'I should like you to know that if it wasn't for your father we should all be dead by now. Your father is a fantastic fox.'" - Fantastic Mr Fox
Mrs Fox is the loyal and loving wife of Mr Fox, a husband who by her own admission is pretty fantastic. In Roald Dahl's original story she is also the mother to the four Small Foxes, although in Wes Anderson's 2009 animated film adaptation she has only one child, Ash, and also looks after her nephew, Kristofferson.
Wes Anderson also gave her the first name Felicity. In Roald's original tale she is simply Mrs Fox, but Felicity was the name of Roald's own wife. Wes's film adaptation draws on Roald's life in many other ways too, not least the locations of many of the sets which were based on areas in the Buckinghamshire countryside where Roald wrote the story.
Mrs Fox is a supportive wife, ably holding the fort while her husband is off poaching chickens and turning her hand to the creation of a superb feast.
In Wes Anderson's film adaptation, the character was voiced by Mery Streep.
Oh, what a fantastic fox your father is! Hurry up, child, and start plucking those chickens!
Mrs Fox 1
Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox