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The Fox and the Hound (1981) Poster

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During the part where Vixey shows Tod the forest, Tod's lips don't move when he asks her "Six what?"
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Continuity 

Copper sniffs around a small brook. In the next shot, the water's gone.
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When Chief runs after Todd, he is dragging his barrel after him, but when the shot goes to Copper, still tied to his own barrel and barking, Chief's barrel is next to his.
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Amos drops three traps on the ground by Copper. Yet, when he sets them up, we see five traps. Furthermore, Tod springs about half a dozen traps, and there is one left for Amos to accidentally step into.
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After we first see Big Mamma come out of her tree, we see a fox running towards a fence. Behind it on a clothesline, you can see a pair of blue pants hanging. In the next shot it is a blue sheet.
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Amos shows up at the wildlife preserve without traps. Yet, when he enters, he has traps thrown over his shoulder.
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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.
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Tod's collar disappears and reappears during the night hunt scene.
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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.
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When Amos takes the dogs to go hunting, he unties them from their barrels. But, as they pull away and we see Big Momma land by the barrels, the ropes that are supposed to be tied to them are gone.
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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.
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Factual errors 

Shortly after the night hunt. Big Mama is seen sleeping with Dinky and Boomer. Owls are nocturnal meaning they stay up at night and sleep during the day.
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The bear that attacks Amos and Copper is supposed to be a Black Bear but it has the body type of a grizzly bear.
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The chances of Cheif being hit by a train and falling 50 feet from a bridge and surviving are slim to none.
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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.
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Plot holes 

When Todd and the black bear fall down the waterfall, the bear is presumed to be dead, but how did Todd survive the fall?
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Spoilers

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During the sequence where Tod and Vixey are trapped in fire, Tod's lips don't move at one part where he says "Quick, Vixey! This is our only chance!"
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Continuity 

At the end of the movie, after Copper protects Tod from Amos's gun, you see Copper walking away from the water's edge. One of his footprints appears before his foot is put on the ground.
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In the scene following Chief's fall off the bridge Amos goes to the widow's house. When she answers the door her hair is visibly brown in color, in all the scenes before her hair is gray. This is most noticeable as soon as she closes the door from her confrontation with Amos and stands in front of the mirror. Her hair is again gray.
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Early in the fight with the bear, Amos Slade lets off a gunshot that grazes the bear's arm. Later in the fight, Copper bites the bear's snout, which leaves several bite marks. Both the gunshot wound and bite marks have disappeared by the time Tod joins the skirmish.
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In the end when the Widow Tweed is wrapping Amos Slade's foot, the bandage is shown to be halfway up his foot. After she tweaks his toe, it shows the bandage to only be wound up to his ankle.
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Revealing mistakes 

As the train passes over Tod, the animation of the shadow the train casts over the rails can be seen superimposed over him.
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