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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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Cast

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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At the start of the Winter Hunting scene, Copper can be seen hopping about in the snow making his own trail. In the immediate close up, he is suddenly hopping in Amos' footsteps and his previously made trail has gone. See more »

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Big Mama: Listen good, Tod, 'cause it's either education or elimination.
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And "Squeeks" the caterpillar. See more »


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Lack of Education
(1981)
Music and Lyrics by Jim Stafford
Performed by Pearl Bailey (uncredited)
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A beautiful story that is very rewatchable...
15 July 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

One of Disney's finest motion pictures, extremely underrated and forgotten to a pulp. Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney and even Corey Feldman all give their talent to this story of a fox and a hound who become friends, only to turn on themselves in later years because they are expected to. Not only is the film engaging, but it also has a metaphorical story going on. I understand it is supposed to represent humans and racism, but apart from the preachiness of it all the film is quite good on the level of a whole. A definite must-see. The ending is bittersweet and at many times during the film you will actually start to feel for these creatures. On a sidenote, I used to have a dog just like the one in this movie. It was just like the one in this film.

**** 1/2 out of *****


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