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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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(78 articles)
Hollywood legend, Mickey Rooney, dead at 93
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One of the most heartwarming and bittersweet cartoons in years. See more (75 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)

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)
Armetta Jackson-Hamlett .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Frank Regula .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Phil Meador .... 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 .... assistant effects animator (uncredited)
Kathleen Quaife-Hodge .... effects inbetween artist (uncredited)
Scott Santoro .... effects inbetween artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Anderson .... animation camera supervisor (uncredited)
Joe Jiuliano .... animation camera operator (uncredited)
Brian LeGrady .... animation camera operator (uncredited)
Rob Maine .... animation camera operator (uncredited)
Peter McEvoy .... animation camera operator (uncredited)
Chuck Warren .... assistant 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: "The Bear"
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)
Dale Baer .... animator (uncredited)
Philo Barnhart .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Bill Berg .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Brad Bird .... animator (uncredited)
Don Bluth .... animator (uncredited)
Sandra Borgmeyer .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
Kristine Brown .... ink & paint artist (uncredited)
Janet Bruce .... cel painter (uncredited)
Ben Burgess .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Tim Burton .... animator (uncredited)
Daryl Carstensen .... cel painter (uncredited)
Daryl Carstensen .... xerox checker (uncredited)
Brian Clift .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Lorna Cook .... animator (uncredited)
Retta Davidson .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Mark Dindal .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
John Eddings .... xerography (uncredited)
Becky Fallberg .... ink and paint manager (uncredited)
Rick Farmiloe .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Will Finn .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Mike Gabriel .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Andy Gaskill .... animator (uncredited)
Gary Goldman .... animator (uncredited)
Leslie Gorin .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Stan Green .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Heidi Guedel .... animator (uncredited)
Bill Hajee .... animator (uncredited)
Ray Harris .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Dan Haskett .... animator (uncredited)
Mark Henn .... animator (uncredited)
Glenn M. Higa .... xerography (uncredited)
Michael Horowitz .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Emily Jiuliano .... animator (uncredited)
Skip Jones .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Debra Jorgensborg .... color stylist (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)
Gretchen Maschmeyer Albrecht .... cel painter (uncredited)
Linda Miller .... animator (uncredited)
David Molina .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Madlyn O'Neill .... painter (uncredited)
Carmen Oliver .... cel painter (uncredited)
Dave Pacheco .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Vera Pacheco .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Gilda Palinginis .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Robin Police .... painter (uncredited)
John Pomeroy .... animator: "Amos Slade" (uncredited)
Tina Price .... cel painter (uncredited)
David Pruiksma .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Harry Sabin .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Natasha Selfridge .... assistant animator (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 stylist (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 .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
Kathy Zielinski .... animator (uncredited)
Stephan Zupkas .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Buddy Baker .... conducted by: musical score
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestration
Jack Wadsworth .... music editor
Jay Lawton .... music supervisor (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)
Lorraine Davis .... production secretary (uncredited)
Dennis Edwards .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Morris .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Joanne Phillips .... administrative supervisor (uncredited)
Ron Rocha .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Charlene Rogers .... production secretary (uncredited)
Susan Vessiny .... office administrator (uncredited)
 
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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) | Dolby (35mm prints)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The name "Tod" is derived from the Middle English word "todde", which means "fox".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Tod's collar disappears and reappears during the night hunt scene.See more »
Quotes:
Adult Copper:[to Tod] I'll let you go this one time.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Goodbye May Seem ForeverSee 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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