In this midquel to The Fox and the Hound (1981), Copper the hound dog, here still just a pup, joins a canine music band, and spends less and less time with his best friend Tod the fox. Is their friendship in danger?
Roger, Anita and their canine clan are packing for the big move to Dalmatian Plantation, a home in the country with plenty of room for the 101 pups and far from the clutches of Cruella DeVil. The feistiest pup, Patch, feels lost in a sea of spots and longs to be a one-of-a-kind wonderdog like his TV hero, Thunderbolt. While watching the Thunderbolt Adventure Hour, Patch hears about a chance to appear on the show while it's filming in London. However, the family move will interfere with Patch's opportunity - until he's accidentally left behind in the commotion. Patch heads for the audition to meet his hero. Meanwhile, Thunderbolt's "trusty" sidekick, Lightning, reveals that the producers of the show want to replace Thunderbolt with a younger dog. In order to save his job, Thunderbolt decides he will go into the real world and perform an act of true heroism to prove himself. A veritable reference book to Thunderbolt's many adventures, Patch provides the perfect guide for the TV star in ... Written by
Jeff Bennett originally auditioned for Pongo and Samuel West originally auditioned for Jasper. Both immediately switched roles after learning that West can do a better British voice for Pongo and that Bennett can do a better Cockney Voice for a someone like Jasper. See more »
Patch in the original had his black ear and patch on the same side. In this film, they are on opposite sides. See more »
[about getting hit in the head by Cruella DeVil]
That hurt. That really hurt!
I knew you were faking it.
[suddenly, out of nowhere, he appears and chuckles]
He's been faking it, all right.
Lightning, little buddy.
I am NOT your little buddy! And you are no wonder dog. This kid trusted you, and look where it's got him.
What's he mean?
He's been lying to you all day, kid. He doesn't care about you, or your family. He was just trying to get his name in the paper, and SAVE his job. Ask him!
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On the opening logo, the "When You Wish Upon A Star" Disney theme is barked by the dalmatian puppies. See more »
Cute yet exciting - probably my favourite Disney sequel! :)
There are two sequels to Disney classics that I prefer to the original. This is one of them (The other one is Jungle Book 2).
This film is mainly about Patch and how he is left behind when his family moves. Poor Patch! :( However, that same minute, he jumps onto a Kanine Krunchies van and goes to see Thunderbolt visiting in London! Meanwhile, the other 103 people and dogs are settling into their new home. When do they realise that Patch is missing? And how will Patch get home?
I think this is a good film and it beats the original in my opinion, due to the fact that the original is based on a MUCH better book and this isn't. This is also more exciting and has better animation for me.
So, if you like Disney sequels, or weren't so keen on the original, I suggest you watch this! Enjoy! :) ;) :()
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