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The Fox and the Hound (1981)

Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies.

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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)
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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)
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Storyline

When an adopted fox and a to-be hunting hound become inspepearable friends as pups, their friendship grows stronger every day in their "childhood." But as they grow older, they grow farther and farther apart, to the day when the two old comrades bond is put the ultimate test.

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Release Date:

10 July 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cap und Capper  »

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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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston collaborated on a book in 1993 called "Disney Villains" where they revealed that they do not believe that the bear in this film is a villain as it, much like the rat in Lady and the Tramp (1955), was acting purely out of instinct. See more »

Goofs

When Todd and the black bear fall down the waterfall, the bear is presumed to be dead, but how did Todd survive the fall? See more »

Quotes

Young Tod: What are you smelling?
Young Copper: I'm on the trail of something.
Young Tod: Trail of... what?
Young Copper: I don't know yet.
[sniffs Tod]
Young Copper: Why it's... it's you.
[howls]
Young Tod: What'd you do that for?
Young Copper: We're supposed to do that when we find what we've been tracking.
Young Tod: I'm a fox. My name's Tod. What's your name kid?
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Referenced in Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodbye May Seem Forever
(1981)
Music by Richard Rich
Lyrics by Jeffrey C. Patch
Performed by Jeanette Nolan (uncredited) and Chorus
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One of the most, if not only, adult Disney movie
28 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Looking back as child having watched this film, it never struck me for anything more than fuzzy/singing/talking animals that pandered to all my childish wants and needs. After all, that's why you watched Disney movies as a kid, right? It's just what you did in your childhood.

Now, watching it again, about to embark on adulthood and all that it entails, it really moved me. How Todd and Copper, a young fox and a hound were the best of friends. Todd having been taken in by a kindly old women and nursed backed to health while right next door, Copper, owned by a mean and bitter old hunter, is being groomed as hunting dog.

Yet, like children, they don't judge. They don't know about the differences between each other and they don't care. They just want to play hide and seek. It is when they grow older that they realize that it was never meant to be. How sometimes societal rules can stamp out the most innocent of ventures. Much like becoming an adult, reality sets in. Life is unfair.

It's a truly beautiful movie, for it's simplistic yet universal message and unlike the vast library of previous Disney inventions, as stated before, it lacks the happy ending. The proverbial feel good formula that is the frame work for all Disney movies. It's because of it's bittersweet delivery and surprising realism, that it's become a lifeline to my childhood that I will carry with me for as long as I live.


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