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The Fox and the Hound (1981)

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Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies.

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Daniel P. Mannix (based on the book by), Larry Clemmons (story) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 'Squeeks' the Caterpillar ... (credit only)
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Storyline

When an adopted fox and a to-be hunting hound become inseparable friends as pups, their friendship grows stronger every day in their "childhood." But as they grow older, they grow farther and farther apart, to the day when the two old comrades' bond is put to the ultimate test.

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A New Captivating Animated Adventure! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fox and the Hound See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,819,215, 27 March 1988

Gross USA:

$63,456,988

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,456,988
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Albertson is the third Academy Award winner to voice a character in an animated Disney film. The first two were Peter Ustinov in Robin Hood (1973) and George Sanders in The Jungle Book (1967). See more »

Goofs

Tod's collar disappears and reappears during the night hunt scene. See more »

Quotes

Young Tod: Oh, Big Mama, I know Copper would never track on me down. Why, Copper, he's my very best friend.
Big Mama: Ho-ho, your best friend! Now Copper's gonna do what he's been told. Supposed to chase the little fox in the old fox hole. And along comes the hunter with a buckshot load.
Boomer: [pretending to shoot a gun] K-K-Kabaam!
[Dinky pretends to get shot and falls off the tree]
Big Mama: Elimination.
Dinky: [lying on the ground] Lack of education.
Big Mama: You better believe it, Tod, yes siree.
Young Tod: You mean Copper is gonna be my enemy?
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Crazy Credits

And "Squeeks" the caterpillar. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Cartoon Best Friends in Movies (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Best of Friends
(1981)
Music by Richard O. Johnston
Lyrics by Stan Fidel
Performed by Pearl Bailey (uncredited)
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A beautiful story that is very rewatchable...
15 July 2003 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

One of Disney's finest motion pictures, extremely underrated and forgotten to a pulp. Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney and even Corey Feldman all give their talent to this story of a fox and a hound who become friends, only to turn on themselves in later years because they are expected to. Not only is the film engaging, but it also has a metaphorical story going on. I understand it is supposed to represent humans and racism, but apart from the preachiness of it all the film is quite good on the level of a whole. A definite must-see. The ending is bittersweet and at many times during the film you will actually start to feel for these creatures. On a sidenote, I used to have a dog just like the one in this movie. It was just like the one in this film.

**** 1/2 out of *****


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