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The Glacier Fox (1978)

Kita-kitsune monogatari (original title)
The story of a family of foxes struggling to survive in the hostile environment of northern Japan.

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The story of a family of foxes struggling to survive in the hostile environment of northern Japan.

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Somebody PLEASE bring it back!
8 December 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I first discovered this gem on The Disney Channel by accident back in 1984, and wish more than anything that I had owned a VCR at the time so I could have taped it. It was once out on home video and I hear even won an award for its special presentation, but is apparently now on moratorium...I BEG somebody to please re-release it, even if it isn't in stereo if you do! Basically, it's a semi-documentary of a family of foxes...I say "semi" because it has a story attached to it and very believably so...charmingly narrated and with genuinely catchy, fun original songs composed just for it, plus a GORGEOUS orchestral score. A lovely little sleeper which does a great job of catching the wonder and majesty of not just foxes, but nature in particular and is guaranteed to be dearly loved by anyone who loves animals, even if they aren't particularly nuts by "documentary" films. It may even make you shed a tear or two in some spots. I wish more than anything that it will be re-released.


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