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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 »
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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:
Candy Candido ... Bear (growling) (voice) (uncredited)
Brian Harvey ... Chorus (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ... Bear (snarling) (voice) (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)
Robert Hathaway .... sound supervisor (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)
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
Brad Bird .... animator (uncredited)
Don Bluth .... animator (uncredited)
Sandra Borgmeyer .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
Kristine Brown .... xerox checker/inker (uncredited)
Janet Bruce .... cel painter (uncredited)
Ben Burgess .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Tim Burton .... animator (uncredited)
Reed Cardwell .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Daryl Carstensen .... cel painter (uncredited)
Lorna Cook .... animator (uncredited)
Retta Davidson .... assistant animator (uncredited)
John Eddings .... xerographer (uncredited)
Becky Fallberg .... ink and paint manager (uncredited)
Will Finn .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Mike Gabriel .... animator (uncredited)
Andy Gaskill .... animator (uncredited)
Gary Goldman .... animator (uncredited)
Leslie Gorin .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Heidi Guedel .... animator (uncredited)
Ray Harris .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Dan Haskett .... animator (uncredited)
Mark Henn .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Glenn M. Higa .... xerographer (uncredited)
Jay Jackson .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Emily Jiuliano .... animator (uncredited)
Skip Jones .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Sarah-Jane King .... cel painter (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)
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)
Ruben Procopio .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Harry Sabin .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Henry Selick .... animator (uncredited)
Dave Smith .... painter (uncredited)
Dave Spafford .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Rusty Stoll .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Tad Stones .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Brigitte Strother .... painter (uncredited)
Olga Tarin-Craig .... cel painter (uncredited)
Donald Towns .... background artist (uncredited)
Sally Voorheis .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Cyndee Whitney .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Kevin Wurzer .... assistant animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Buddy Baker .... conducted by: musical score
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestration
Jack Wadsworth .... music editor
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
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:
John McIntire and his wife Jeanette Nolan, much like The Rescuers (1977) both voiced characters in the film. McIntire voiced the Grumpy Badger that Tod mets when dropped off in the Forest, whilst Nolan voiced Tod's Human Caretaker Widow Tweed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Widow Tweed stops her car after Amos Slade shoots holes on her milk canisters, there is a puddle of spilt milk behind the car. When Amos stops his car, the puddle is gone.See more »
Quotes:
Big Mama:Listen good, Tod, 'cause it's either education or elimination.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Goodbye May Seem ForeverSee more »

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83 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
Adorable, 11 February 2004
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

The Fox and the Hound, one of Disney's forgotten treasures, I honestly don't know why this movie is more noticed by people. This is one of my favorite animated movies of all time, it's innocent, it's simple, it's lovely, and just a wonderful tale about the most unlikely pair becoming the best of friends. The Fox and the Hound, yeah, it does go a little overboard on the cuteness factor with baby Tod and baby Copper, but this is when Disney really did mean well and came up with such a sweet and wonderful story that is classic.

After a young red fox is orphaned, he is adopted the Widow Tweed, she names him Tod. Meanwhile, Tweed's neighbor, a hunter named Amos Slade, brings home a young hound puppy named Copper and introduces him to his hunting dog Chief. Tod and Copper become playmates, and vow to remain "friends forever." Slade grows frustrated at Copper for constantly wandering off to play, and places him on a leash. While playing with Copper at his home, Tod awakens Chief. Slade and Chief chase him until they are stopped by Tweed. After an argument, Slade says that he intends to kill Tod at his first opportunity. Hunting season comes and Slade takes his dogs into the wilderness for the interim. Meanwhile, Big Mama explains to Tod that his friendship with Copper cannot continue, as they are natural enemies, but Tod refuses to believe her. Months pass, and Tod and Copper reach adulthood. On the night of Copper's return, Tod sneaks over to meet him. Copper explains that he is a hunting dog now and things are now going to be different between them.

The Fox and the Hound is such a great movie, honestly if you don't like this film, I don't know what's wrong with you, but you need to get something checked because everything about this film is just wonderful. The songs, animation and characters are just lovely. Plus there are some fun jokes, I loved seeing Chief constantly chasing after Tod and then Slade runs over to Tweed's house to scream about the fox but she just kicks his butt and tells him to get off her property. This is such a great movie, I highly recommend you see it if you get the chance.

10/10

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