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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Tod (voice)
... Copper (voice)
... Big Mama (voice)
... Amos Slade (voice)
... Vixey (voice)
... Widow Tweed (voice)
... Chief (voice)
... Porcupine (voice)
... Badger (voice)
... Dinky (voice) (as Dick Bakalyan)
... Boomer (voice)
... Young Tod (voice) (as Keith Mitchell)
... Young Copper (voice)
'Squeeks' the Caterpillar ... (voice)
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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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Two friends that didn't know they were supposed to be enemies. See more »


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Disney [United States]

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Release Date:

10 July 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cap und Capper  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,819,215, 25 March 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$63,456,988
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

It was the final animated Disney film to use the old "Buena Vista" logo at the beginning. The opening logo would be replaced by "Walt Disney Productions presents" with its fantasy castle logo in all future animated films. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

[in trying to catch the caterpillar on an electric wire, Dinky and Boomer get zapped]
Boomer: [wheezes] Holy...
Dinky: ...smoke!
[coughs]
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Crazy Credits

And "Squeeks" the caterpillar. See more »

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Referenced in Muggers: The Movie (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodbye May Seem Forever
(1981)
Music by Richard Rich
Lyrics by Jeffrey C. Patch
Performed by Jeanette Nolan (uncredited) and Chorus
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A beautiful story that is very rewatchable...
15 July 2003 | by See 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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