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The Fox and the Hound (1981)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Drama  |  10 July 1981 (USA)
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Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies.

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Complete credited cast:
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Tod (voice)
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Copper (voice)
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Big Mama (voice)
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Amos Slade (voice)
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Vixey (voice)
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Widow Tweed (voice)
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Chief (voice)
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Porcupine (voice)
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Badger (voice)
Richard Bakalyan ...
Dinky (voice) (as Dick Bakalyan)
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Boomer (voice)
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Young Tod (voice) (as Keith Mitchell)
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Young Copper (voice)
'Squeeks' the Caterpillar ...
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Storyline

A young fox named Tod is taken in by an old woman after his mother is killed by a hunter. Full of mischief, Young Tod befriends Copper, a hound dog pup. As they grow up, however, their friendship becomes endangered by what they have become; Copper is a hunting dog, and Tod is his prey. Written by Amy L. Plack <trek@wpi.edu>

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dog | hound | fox | friendship | old woman | See All (66) »

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Two friends that didn't know they were supposed to be enemies.


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Release Date:

10 July 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Zorro y el sabueso  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$29,800,000 (USA)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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An uncredited Tim Burton did the character animation for the charterer Vixey. She was so different from the dark and Gothic-loving Burton's style that he initially only animated her with distant shots; the closeup of her was done when Burton "grew to like her." See more »

Goofs

Tod's collar disappears and reappears during the night hunt scene. See more »

Quotes

Young Tod: Oh, Big Mama, I know Copper would never track on me down. Why, Copper, he's my very best friend.
Big Mama: Ho-ho, your best friend! Now Copper's gonna do what he's been told. Supposed to chase the little fox in the old fox hole. And along comes the hunter with a buckshot load.
Boomer: [pretending to shoot a gun] K-K-Kabaam!
[Dinky pretends to get shot and falls off the tree]
Big Mama: Elimination.
Dinky: [lying on the ground] Lack of education.
Big Mama: You better believe it, Tod, yes siree.
Young Tod: You mean Copper is gonna be my enemy?
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Crazy Credits

And "Squeeks" the caterpillar. See more »

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Soundtracks

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Music by Richard Rich
Lyrics by Jeffrey C. Patch
Performed by Jeanette Nolan (uncredited) and Chorus
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Hold on a second: This isn't even rated a 7 on the IMDB?!
15 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the most underappreciated Disney classics yet. The Fox and the Hound is probably the most heartwarming Disney film yet. It mixes humor, action, and romance as well as any other Disney film, except for a select few such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, or Tarzan. Nevertheless, I cannot believe this is rated only a 6.6. Several Disney films that are rated above this movie come nowhere near close to it in quality (i.e. Snow White, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty, etc...). I cannot comprehend how it is rated so low...9/10 (Ranks right up there with the likes of Robin Hood and Pinocchio).


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