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Fox and the Hound
     

The Fox and the Hound

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Director: Ted Berman, David Michener, Richard Rich, Art Stevens

Cast: Ted Berman, David Michener, Richard Rich, Art Stevens

 

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Disney's family favorite The Fox and the Hound comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are all rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, and the English track is the only one with closed-captions. As with most DVDs aimed for children, the supplemental material will entertain them at the

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Disney's family favorite The Fox and the Hound comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are all rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, and the English track is the only one with closed-captions. As with most DVDs aimed for children, the supplemental material will entertain them at the expense of offering any filmmaking insight. This disc includes a "Let's Be Friends" booklet, an interactive trivia game, an interactive read-along, and a theatrical trailer. Kids will not be disappointed by this release.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
The hunt for The Fox and the Hound is over. Based on Daniel P. Mannix's book, Disney's 24th animated feature is a bittersweet nature-versus-nurture story about two natural-born enemies who become friends in the innocence of childhood. One is a fox named Tod (Mickey Rooney), who is orphaned right after the opening credits. The other is Copper (Kurt Russell), a hound dog. "We'll always be friends forever, won't we?" Tod asks amid one of their idyllic romps in the forest. "Yeah, forever," Copper responds. But, as wise owl Big Mama (voiced by Pearl Bailey) later cautions Tod, "Forever is a long time, and time has a way of changing things." Before long, the animals are grown, and Copper is following his basic instincts. "I'm a hunting dog now," he tells Tod. When Copper's mentor, Chief (Pat Buttram), is injured trying to capture Tod, Copper swears revenge. The next time they meet, it will not be as the "Best of Friends" (this film's most enduring song). The Fox and the Hound ushered in a new era for Disney: It was the first to combine veteran animators with a new generation of artists, who do their elders proud. Among those who would later distinguish themselves include John Musker (The Little Mermaid) and Glen Keane (Tarzan), who animated this film's harrowing climax, in which a towering and ferocious grizzly bear attacks Copper and Tod. The distinctive voice cast includes Sandy Duncan as Tod’s love interest, Vixey; Jack Albertson as Copper's irascible and trigger-happy owner (no comic bungler, this guy means business in scenes that may disturb younger viewers); Jeanette Nolan as the Widow Tweed, who provides the young Tod with a home before returning him to the forest; and for comic relief, Paul "Tigger" Winchell as Boomer, a woodpecker, who, in the film's running gag, unsuccessfully pursues an elusive caterpillar. The Fox and the Hound may not rank in the pantheon of Disney classics, and it is more leisurely paced than the current crop of computer-animated films. But its simple story of friendship will resonate with young viewers. Unavailable for several years, The Fox and the Hound has been unleashed on DVD in this 25th Anniversary Edition with new extras, including the Oscar-winning Pluto cartoon, "Lend a Paw," the Oscar-nominated animated short, "Lambert the Sheepish Lion," and a featurette about the studio's changing of the guard, "Passing the Baton."
All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Produced during an acknowledged "slump" period after Walt Disney's death, The Fox and the Hound is a warm and amusing, if slightly dull, entry in the Disney animated canon. The story is conventional and generally predictable; in other hands, it would have been a fine framework for a cartoon, but here the characters are undistinguished and the dialogue is exactly what is expected, no more. Pacing is also problematic, with several portions of the film sluggish. These are balanced, however, by some very good moments: the sorrowful segment when Tod is taken to the game reserve, the climactic bear fight, and the final bittersweet parting. The animation in the bear sequence in particular is good, as is the extraneous (and unfortunately not very funny) running gag involving a caterpillar. Buddy Baker's score is exceptionally weak, but the invaluable Pearl Bailey still manages to make her numbers into rousers. Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell also turn in fine vocal performances, as do Sandy Duncan and Jack Albertson in smaller roles. Two of the directors, Richard Rich and Ted Berman, would next direct The Black Cauldron, a less successful but more ambitious project.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/02/2000
UPC:
0717951005342
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:23:00

Special Features

"Let's Be Friends" booklet; Interactive readalong; Interactive trivia game; Theatrical trailer; French and Spanish tracks; Dolby Surround; 1.33:1 aspect ratio

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rooney Tod
Kurt Russell Copper
Pearl Bailey Big Mama
Jack Albertson Amos Slade
Sandy Duncan Vixey
Jeanette Nolan Widow Tweed
Pat Buttram Chief
John Fiedler Porcupine
John McIntire Badger
Dick Bakalyan Dinky
Paul Winchell Boomer
Keith Mitchell Young Tod
Corey Feldman Young Copper

Technical Credits
Ted Berman Director,Screenwriter
David Michener Director,Screenwriter
Richard Rich Director
Art Stevens Director,Producer
Buddy Baker Score Composer
Tim Burton Animator
Randy Cartwright Animator
Ron Clements Animator
Larry Clemmons Screenwriter
Vance Gerry Screenwriter
Don Griffith Art Director
Don Hahn Asst. Director
Ed Hansen Production Manager
Mark Hester Asst. Director
Steve Hulett Screenwriter
Glen Keane Animator
Jim Koford Editor
Earl Kress Screenwriter
Burny Mattinson Screenwriter
James Melton Editor
Ron Miller Executive Producer
Cliff Nordberg Animator
Terry L. Noss Asst. Director
Wolfgang Reitherman Producer
Henry Selick Animator
Herb Taylor Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Thomas Animator
Pete Young Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [:02]
2. Orphaned [4:31]
3. Widow Tweed Adopts Tod [4:31]
4. A Surprise For Chief [4:31]
5. Mischief In The Barn [3:13]
6. Tod And Copper Meet [2:15]
7. "The Best Of Friends" [1:29]
8. Tod Gets Into Trouble [6:02]
9. Cooped Up [1:15]
10. "Lack Of Education" [4:14]
11. The Next Spring [2:58]
12. A Difficult Reunion [1:38]
13. The Aftermath [2:56]
14. "Goodbye May Seem Forever" [3:41]
15. Big Mama Comes Looking For Tod [3:32]
16. Tod Meets Vixey [4:09]
17. "Appreciate The Lady" [1:14]
18. The Hunter Seeks Revenge [4:56]
19. An Unexpected Turn Of Events [2:30]
20. Copper Saves Tod [5:42]

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The Fox and the Hound 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is an excellent tear jerker for die hard animal lovers. It gets me everytime!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Fox and The Hound movie is a classic and it is a movie you should watch.
EllyMae More than 1 year ago
I used to watch this movie on VHS when I was a child and absolutely loved it. I decided to buy the movie because I had such such fond memories. I was not disappointed. I love this movie. Two animals become friends even though the world tells them that their friendship is wrong. Really Touching. I highly recommend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
So I absolutely love this movie. It was my favorite movie as a child and I'm glad it's coming out on DVD. I can't help but cry every time I watch it.
KindergartenTeacher66 More than 1 year ago
This is a Disney classic story of friendship that warms the heart and reaffirms the notion that when it counts, your true friends really come through for you. If you don't have this CD already, this would be a wonderful time to get it for your home collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie really shows the meaning of friendship and love. I love this movie and I can't help but cry every time I watch it!
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This movie is Totally sweet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is great for any age!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie explores the true meaning of friendship and is a must see for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
is is just me or are foxes just about the most coolest animals on the planet! i don't understand why everyone is always talking smack. if i were a fox i would be eternally happy. and foxy.
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