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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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Taglines:

Two friends that didn't know they were supposed to be enemies. 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, 25 March 1988

Gross USA:

$63,456,988
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Two characters, cranes that were to be voiced by Phil Harris and Charo, were deleted from the script during the early stages of production. See more »

Goofs

Copper sniffs around a small brook. In the next shot, the water's gone. See more »

Quotes

Widow Tweed: We met it seems, such a short time ago. You looked at me, needing me so. Yet from your sadness, our happiness grew. Then I found out, I need you, too. I remember how we used to play. I recall those rainy days, the fires glowed, that kept us warm. And now I find, we're both alone. Goodbye may seem forever, farewell is like the end. But in my heart's a memory, and there you'll always be.
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Crazy Credits

And "Squeeks" the caterpillar. See more »


Soundtracks

Appreciate the Lady
(1981)
Music and Lyrics by Jim Stafford
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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