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Writers:
Daniel P. Mannix (based on the book by)
Larry Clemmons (story) ...
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Release Date:
10 July 1981 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Two friends that didn't know they were supposed to be enemies.
Plot:
Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the most heartwarming and bittersweet cartoons in years. See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mickey Rooney ... Tod (voice)

Kurt Russell ... Copper (voice)

Pearl Bailey ... Big Mama (voice)

Jack Albertson ... Amos Slade (voice)

Sandy Duncan ... Vixey (voice)

Jeanette Nolan ... Widow Tweed (voice)

Pat Buttram ... Chief (voice)

John Fiedler ... Porcupine (voice)

John McIntire ... Badger (voice)
Richard Bakalyan ... Dinky (voice) (as Dick Bakalyan)

Paul Winchell ... Boomer (voice)

Keith Coogan ... Young Tod (voice) (as Keith Mitchell)

Corey Feldman ... Young Copper (voice)
'Squeeks' the Caterpillar ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Harvey ... Chorus (uncredited)

Directed by
Ted Berman 
Richard Rich 
Art Stevens 
 
Writing credits
Daniel P. Mannix (based on the book by)

Larry Clemmons (story) &
Ted Berman (story) &
David Michener (story) &
Peter Young (story) &
Burny Mattinson (story) &
Steve Hulett (story) &
Earl Kress (story) &
Vance Gerry (story)

Produced by
Ron Miller .... executive producer
Wolfgang Reitherman .... co-producer
Art Stevens .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Buddy Baker (musical score composed by)
 
Film Editing by
James Koford  (as Jim Koford)
James Melton 
 
Art Direction by
Don Griffith 
 
Production Management
Don A. Duckwall .... production manager
Edward Hansen .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Hahn .... assistant director
Mark A. Hester .... assistant director
Terry L. Noss .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tomas Krantz .... adr editor (Swedish version)
Herb Taylor .... sound
Wayne Allwine .... sound editor (uncredited)
Nick Alphin .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Robert Hathaway .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Frank Regula .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bill Kilduff .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Phil Meador .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Ron Osenbaugh .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jack Boyd .... effects animator
Ted Kierscey .... effects animator
Don Paul .... effects animator (as Don C. Paul)
Mark Dindal .... effects animator (uncredited)
John Emerson .... airbrush artist (uncredited)
Jeff Howard .... effects assistant animator (uncredited)
Tom Hush .... effects inbetween artist (uncredited)
Diann Landau .... effects inbetween artist (uncredited)
Dorse A. Lanpher .... effects animator (uncredited)
Patricia Peraza .... effects assistant animator (uncredited)
Kathleen Quaife-Hodge .... effects inbetween artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Anderson .... animation camera supervisor (uncredited)
Joe Jiuliano .... animation camera (uncredited)
Brian LeGrady .... animation camera (uncredited)
Rob Maine .... animation camera (uncredited)
Peter McEvoy .... animation camera (uncredited)
Chuck Warren .... animation camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Daniela Bielecka .... background painter
David Block .... character animator
Chris Buck .... character animator
Hendel Butoy .... character animator (as Hendel S. Butoy)
Randy Cartwright .... supervising animator
Michael Cedeno .... character animator
Ron Clements .... supervising animator
Jim Coleman .... color stylist
Leroy Cross .... coordinating animator
Tom Ferriter .... key assistant animator
Ed Gombert .... character animator
Joe Hale .... layout artist
Dan Hansen .... layout artist
Chuck Harvey .... character animator
Ron Husband .... character animator
Ollie Johnston .... supervising animator
Glen Keane .... supervising animator
Dick N. Lucas .... character animator
Sylvia Mattinson .... key assistant animator
John Musker .... character animator
Phil Nibbelink .... character animator
Cliff Nordberg .... supervising animator
Dale Oliver .... character animator
Michael Peraza Jr. .... layout artist
Jerry Rees .... character animator
Sylvia Roemer .... layout artist
Brian Sebern .... background painter
Walt Stanchfield .... coordinating animator
Dave Suding .... coordinating animator
Kathleen Swain .... background painter
Frank Thomas .... supervising animator
Michelle Urbano .... cel painter
Darrell Van Citters .... character animator
Jeffrey James Varab .... character animator (as Jeffrey J. Varab)
Guy Vasilovich .... layout artist
Glenn V. Vilppu .... layout artist
Chuck Williams .... coordinating animator
Phillip Young .... character animator
Tommy Ardolino .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Kelly Asbury .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Philo Barnhart .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Bill Berg .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Brad Bird .... animator (uncredited)
Don Bluth .... animator (uncredited)
Sandra Borgmeyer .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
Bill Brazner .... xerographer (uncredited)
Kristine Brown .... xerox checker/inker (uncredited)
Janet Bruce .... cel painter (uncredited)
Ben Burgess .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Tim Burton .... animator (uncredited)
Daryl Carstensen .... cel painter (uncredited)
Hortensia Casagran .... painter (uncredited)
Brian Clift .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Karen Comella .... painter (uncredited)
Lorna Cook .... animator (uncredited)
Annamarie Costa .... painter (uncredited)
Penny Coulter .... painter (uncredited)
Retta Davidson .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Mark Dindal .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
John Eddings .... xerographer (uncredited)
Becky Fallberg .... ink and paint manager (uncredited)
Rick Farmiloe .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Maria Fenyvesi .... xerographer (uncredited)
Cindy Finn .... color model artist (uncredited)
Will Finn .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Mike Gabriel .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Andy Gaskill .... animator (uncredited)
Gary Goldman .... animator (uncredited)
Edward Goral .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Leslie Gorin .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Heidi Guedel .... animator (uncredited)
Terrey Hamada .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Ray Harris .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Dan Haskett .... animator (uncredited)
Mark Henn .... animator (uncredited)
Glenn M. Higa .... xerographer (uncredited)
Michael Horowitz .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Emily Jiuliano .... animator (uncredited)
Skip Jones .... animator (uncredited)
Debra Jorgensborg .... color model artist (uncredited)
Darlene Kanagy .... xerographer (uncredited)
Karen A. Keller .... assistant layout artist (uncredited)
Sarah-Jane King .... cel painter (uncredited)
Lureline Kohler .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Tia W. Kratter .... background artist (uncredited)
Bill Kroyer .... animator (uncredited)
Susan Kroyer .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Dan Kuenster .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Joe Lanzisero .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
Eric Larson .... animation consultant (uncredited)
John Lasseter .... animator (uncredited)
Larry Leker .... assistant layout artist (uncredited)
Ginni Mack .... painter (uncredited)
Gretchen Maschmeyer Albrecht .... cel painter (uncredited)
Fujiko Miller .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Linda Miller .... animator (uncredited)
David Molina .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Madlyn O'Neill .... painter (uncredited)
Carmen Oliver .... cel painter (uncredited)
Dave Pacheco .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Vera Pacheco .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Gilda Palinginis .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Robin Police .... painter (uncredited)
John Pomeroy .... animator (uncredited)
Tina Price .... cel painter (uncredited)
Harry Sabin .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Carmen Sanderson .... xerographer (uncredited)
Natasha Selfridge .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Henry Selick .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Toby Shelton .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Dave Smith .... painter (uncredited)
Dave Spafford .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
David Stephan .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
Rusty Stoll .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Tad Stones .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Brigitte Strother .... color model artist (uncredited)
Olga Tarin-Craig .... cel painter (uncredited)
Dave Thomson .... scene planner (uncredited)
Donald Towns .... background artist (uncredited)
Sally Voorheis .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Cyndee Whitney .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
Kevin Wurzer .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Kathy Zielinski .... animator (uncredited)
Janet M. Zoll .... xerographer (uncredited)
Stephan Zupkas .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Micki Zurcher .... painter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Buddy Baker .... conducted by: musical score
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestration
Jack Wadsworth .... music editor
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
John Richards .... music recordist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Mel Shaw .... creative assistant to the producers (as Melvin Shaw)
 
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Runtime:
83 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Producer Wolfgang Reitherman brought his son's pet fox as reference for the animators.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: We see Amos walking with the traps over his shoulder. He's holding onto them with a leather strap. Yet, when he catches up to Copper, the strap is now a chain.See more »
Quotes:
Adult Copper:I think I did a good job tracking down those varmints for ya.
Chief:Trackin' an' smellin' ain't enough. You gotta think nasty.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
A Huntin' ManSee more »

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33 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
One of the most heartwarming and bittersweet cartoons in years., 18 May 1999
Author: andy-227 from Sterling Heights, Michigan

This is a film that both delighted me and deeply upset me, because it seemed so happy, and yet, so unfair at the same time. The two best friends, the "Fox and the Hound", meet again after they are fully grown adults, or, when they are old enough to face the fact that their friendship was never meant to be. That broke my heart, because it was such a beautiful friendship, unfairly tarnished by a cruel world. If only our world was a happy place, where races and cultures didn't matter, and if only we could recognize those characters as our friends, and not our enemies simply because of our ethnic differences. Years later, Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" brought up that same point with a vengeance. And, like "The Fox and the Hound", it shows how much that beautiful friendship between people won't last because of how society determines our friends and enemies. It makes no sense, and it's unfair. What's more, Tod, the fox, endures more than any other character in the film. Other characters, and especially the hunter, discriminated against him without thinking. And we the audience had to endure seeing him go through this misery, all because he was born a fox! It's insane! Sadly, it's true to life. And that is the main reason it was made for kids, to point out how wonderful a friendship is, and how ridiculous it is to tarnish it because of a racial or ethnic difference! And although this film runs on the standard Disney formula, with the songs, the comic relief, the love interest, and the villain, this film really touched me, because I wanted to see their friendship go on. And although it did go on in some form, there is always that feeling of "he doesn't belong" being uttered by many of the other characters. Why? Well, this film asks children and adults alike, that very question.

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