It's morning in the English countryside and time for the gentry to participate in their favorite sport: the fox hunt.

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It's morning in the English countryside and time for the gentry to participate in their favorite sport: the fox hunt. The eccentric gentlemen come in all shapes and sizes, the fat ones putting the greatest strain on the horses. The craziest things happen to the monocled hunters. One even gets knocked off his horse when it jumps over a brick wall. He shoots straight up into the air and, thanks to a parachute hidden in his clothes, makes a gentle landing. But instead of the ground, he lands on a cow. Upset by her unwanted passenger, she takes off at top speed, finally dumping him in a mud puddle, where he lands on a pig and continues his wacky ride. Meanwhile, the poor fox finally gets trapped in a hollow log. Dogs to the left of him, dogs to the right! Luckily, the beleaguered creature gets help from a certain powerful, and pungent, friend. Written by J. Spurlin

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Not one of the greats but definitely worth watching
17 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Disney Silly Symphonies always have been a big part of my childhood. The Fox Hunt wasn't one of the ones I grew up with but one I only saw fairly recently. I can't say it is one of their greats though, the characters' personalities are somewhat bland and there are moments when the animation is rather crude by today's standards. That said, in regard to the latter point, I actually did find the dawn breaking sequence very atmospheric in terms of animation with the use of silhouettes and lighting and it was in this scene where the animation was at its most fluid. The music is simple but never repetitive and has the right amount of energy. The cartoon is crisply paced and the gags come by thick and fast and are very funny. I admit though that the second half is better than the first as it is in the second half from when the horn is blown when the fun really starts. Though I didn't find the first half dull either, while not as fun it was still interesting. So in conclusion, I found The Fox Hunt worth watching and thought it did well thanks to the gags making an oft-done idea fresh, but I do think there are better Disney cartoons elsewhere that had more consistent quality in animation and stronger characters. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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