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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:
Good clean fun with a touch of heartache See more (91 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:
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 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway (uncredited)
 
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
 
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Wilbert Plijnaar .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tomas Krantz .... adr editor (Swedish version)
Herb Taylor .... sound
Wayne Allwine .... sound editor (uncredited)
Nick Alphin .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tammy Fearing .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Robert Hathaway .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
David M. Horton .... sound editor (uncredited)
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist (uncredited)
Alan L. Nineberg .... adr editor (uncredited)
Frank Regula .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Joan Rowe .... foley artist (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (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)
John Emerson .... airbrush artist (uncredited)
Dorse A. Lanpher .... effects animator (uncredited)
Patricia Peraza .... effects assistant animator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Anderson .... animation camera supervisor (uncredited)
Brian LeGrady .... animation camera (uncredited)
Rob Maine .... 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
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)
Betsy Baytos .... animator (uncredited)
Brad Bird .... animator (uncredited)
Ben Burgess .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Tim Burton .... animator (uncredited)
Reed Cardwell .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Will Finn .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Mike Gabriel .... animator (uncredited)
Andy Gaskill .... animator (uncredited)
Ed Ghertner .... assistant layout artist (uncredited)
Gary Goldman .... animator (uncredited)
Leslie Gorin .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Dan Haskett .... animator (uncredited)
Mark Henn .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Jay Jackson .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Bill Kroyer .... animator (uncredited)
Joe Lanzisero .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
John Lasseter .... animator (uncredited)
Linda Miller .... animator (uncredited)
Dave Pacheco .... assistant animator (uncredited)
John Pomeroy .... animator (uncredited)
Ruben Procopio .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Harry Sabin .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Henry Selick .... animator (uncredited)
Rusty Stoll .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Tad Stones .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Donald Towns .... background artist (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Mike Fenton .... casting associate (uncredited)
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Mary Hidalgo .... casting associate (uncredited)
Christian Kaplan .... executive in charge of casting: Walt Disney Pictures (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Phil Hetos .... color timer (uncredited)
Sandra Kaufman .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
Scot Scalise .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Buddy Baker .... conducted by: musical score
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
Jack Wadsworth .... music editor
Buddy Baker .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Buddy Baker .... orchestrator (uncredited)
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Harvey Cohen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Greg Fulginiti .... music engineer (uncredited)
Robin Garb .... music consultant (uncredited)
Jay Lawton .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer (uncredited)
John Richards .... music recordist (uncredited)
John Rodd .... music recordist (uncredited)
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Steve Schaeffer .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Shirley Walker .... composer: additional music (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)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Was originally scheduled to be released on Christmas day of 1980 before Don Bluth and his colleagues left Walt Disney Productions, so the film's premiere was rescheduled to July 1981.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When Todd and the Black Bear fall down the waterfall, the bear gets killed but somehow Todd survives. It is possible that the Black Bear landed first and provided a soft landing for Todd.See more »
Quotes:
Boomer:Oh, shucks! I think I bent my b-b-b-beak.See more »
Soundtrack:
A Huntin' ManSee more »

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67 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
Good clean fun with a touch of heartache, 8 September 1999
Author: Mario Rodgers from San Antonio, TX

This is my favorite Disney movie of all time. It is, in my opinion, one of their finest. Why do I think so? First, I like its realism. It is not some fantastic fairy tale, nor is it some good-against-evil-good-eventually-triumphs story. There are no heroes or villains in this story. This lack of good and evil made the story and the characters seem more alive than the ones you usually see.

I also like the message this movie gives. It is simple yet powerful. The two main characters wanted only the most innocent of things - friendship. Yet society couldn't allow this friendship to be. This movie tugs at your heart, and it doesn't stop tugging. And the realism didn't diminish any by the movie's close. The main characters' problems remained unresolved, yet each finished the movie in contentment. I feel that this lack of a "everything's okie-dokie again" finish like you see in traditional animated movies gave this story a powerful element.

If you're looking for songs your children can sing over and over again, you've come to the wrong movie. Each song is sung in a flavorful yet discreet manner. Little orchestration. Yet if you're looking for memorable characters, you've come to the right movie. Each character is very well developed, motivated by true emotions and the things that the everyday person wants - love, food, companionship. Each character is vibrantly drawn, and this vibrancy is matched by the character's personality. I saw a real person within the animal. Nobody is created in an idealistic image.

From realistic characters come a realistic story. Nothing felt written or hacked. Everything felt like it was supposed to happen. There was nothing outlandish about the entire story. And if you're looking for comedy, you'll find none. This is pure drama, yet it's drama that kids can easily understand. This movie had a story that seemed like it could've easily happened to the average person. This is a rare and endearing quality.

Basically, I loved this movie for what it had, a heart of gold, but also for what it lacked, a traditional formula. If you're looking for a story with a difference and a bittersweet flavor, this is the movie for you! It is nice, quiet, yet provocative and emotional. To sum it up, it is good clean fun with a touch of heartache, a true drama!

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