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The Fox and the Hound (1981)

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Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies.

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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 | fox | friendship | old woman | hunter | See more »

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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is loosely based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same. Almost every aspect from the novel was either changed or eliminated entirely. Todd had two vixens that he mates and has cubs with, all of whom are killed by the hunter, Todd intentionally kills The Chief by jumping out of the way of an oncoming train, Todd dies from exhaustion while being chased by Copper, the hunter was an old drunk and the novel ends with the hunter being sent to a retirement home and because dogs aren't allowed he's forced to shoot Copper. See more »

Goofs

When Amos takes the dogs to go hunting, he unties them from their barrels. But, as they pull away and we see Big Momma land by the barrels, the ropes that are supposed to be tied to them are gone. See more »

Quotes

Big Mama: [to Tod] Now, if you're so foxy, and old Chief's so dumb, then why does that hound get the fox on the run? 'Cause he's got the hunter, and the hunter's got the gun. Kablaam! Elimination. Lack of education.
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Crazy Credits

And "Squeeks" the caterpillar. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Friend Like Me (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Best of Friends
(1981)
Music by Richard O. Johnston
Lyrics by Stan Fidel
Performed by Pearl Bailey (uncredited)
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This movie will never get old
2 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Fox and the Hound is amazing. I love how it shows how powerful friendship can be. One of my favorite Disney movies of all time.

My favorite characters are the adult Tod and Chief. Tod's voice was Mickey Rooney who was also the voice of all the Santa Claus' in "Santa Claus is coming to town" and "a year without Santa Claus" which I thought was awesome. Also the personality of Tod is a lot like my own. He is very playful and out-going. Even though Copper, the hound and old best friend tries to hunt Tod down, Tod still comes back and helps his best friend out. Chief is also a lot like me. I am an older step-brother. So when my younger brother came around I felt like I get the back seat to him.

The songs aren't all that great but they fit in with the movie so well. People say that this movie isn't a good kids movie but that's not true. I watched it with my six year old cousin and she loved it.

My favorite part of this movie is the end where the camera zooms out from Copper and Chief. Then it says "Copper, your my very best friend." "And your mine to Tod." and so on. Every time I see that I can't help but smile.

This was a great Disney movie and I'm a huge fan of Disney. Fox and the Hound is a great addition to the magical world of Disney.


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