|“||Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. One fat, one short, one lean. These horrible crooks, so different in looks, were nonetheless equally mean.||„|
|~ A popular children's song that reflects their nature.|
Walter "Walt" Boggis, Nate Bunce, and Frank Bean (also known as Boggis, Bunce, and Bean) are the three main antagonists of Roald Dahl's book and Wes Anderson's film, Fantastic Mr. Fox. After Mr. Fox steals from their farms, Bean calls a meeting between the three and plans to obliterate Mr. Fox and his family.
Boggis is voiced by Robin Hurlstone, Bunce is voiced by Hugo Guinnes, and Bean is voiced by Michael Gambon.
|“||Walt Boggis is a chicken farmer, probably the most successful in the world. He weighs the same as a young rhinoceros. He eats three chickens every day: breakfast, lunch, supper, and dessert. That's twelve in total per diem.||„|
|~ Badger about Boggis.|
Walt Boggis tends to extremely hate Mr. Fox due to his constant theft of his chickens, which the foxes seem to like. His farm is the first in a three-stage plan by Mr. Fox to steal food for his family. The farm plan inititually consists of a few aged beagles, whom Mr. Fox tranquilizes with blueberries laced with sleeping powder. He and his accomplice Kylie are then confronted by an electric fence, a security measure missed in the heist plan. Fortunately for them, an opening to a closer chicken farm is available, allowing the two thieves to succeed in their plan, despite triggering an alarm. No sooner do they leave (via climbing up the still-active electric fence) does Boggis arrive, armed with a shotgun and two employees. He only finds his unconscious beagles and a single blueberry, which knocks him unconscious after eating it.
|“||Nate Bunce is a duck and goose farmer. He's about the size of a pot-bellied dwarf, and his chin would be under the shallow end of any swimming pool on the planet. His food is homemade donuts with smashed-up goose livers injected into them.||„|
|~ Badger about Bunce.|
Nate Bunce's food, possibly because of the goose livers, gives him a horrible temper, meaning he is constantly angry. After stealing chicken livestock from Boggis' farm, Mr. Fox and Kylie journey to Bunce's farm, where despite a series of security cameras tracks their every movement, they easily evade capture. This is due to Bunce completely ignoring the camera monitors, his back turned to them, and reading a magazine on the Alpine mountains. A considerable supply of frozen ducks and geese are stolen as a result.
|“||Frank Bean is a turkey and apple farmer. He invented his own species of each. He lives on a liquid diet of strong alcoholic cider which he makes from his apples. He's as skinny as a pencil, as smart as a whip, and possibly the scariest man currently living.||„|
|~ Badger about Bean.|
Frank Bean never bathes or washes at all; with the result that he smells and his ears are all clogged up with wax and dirt and such things. Bean is the smartest of the three farmers, very cold and calculating. He always remains flat in his tone, but can lose his temper, when in such he would rage out of control and proceed to wreck anything within reach. He also possesses a certain degree of condescension for Boggis and Bunce upon meeting them, where he inquires as to their well-being, then continues without giving them a chance to reply. Bean is shown to be leader of the group as well as the most intimidating and the overall main antagonist.