• The Fox and the Hound (2001)

The Fox and the Hound

Release Date: October 5th, 2001

DVD Release Date: May 2nd, 2000

G |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

After his mother is killed, Tod the fox (Mickey Rooney) is taken in by the kindly Widow Tweed (Jeanette Nolan). He soon befriends the neighbor's new hound dog, Copper (Kurt Russell). The two are inseparable, but their friendship is hampered by their masters and by the fact that they are, by nature, enemies. They grow apart as they grow older; Copper has become a strong hunting dog and Tod a wild fox. The pair must overcome their inherent differences in order to salvage their friendship.

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Jack Albertson, Sandy Duncan, Jeanette Nolan, Pat Buttram, John Fiedler

Director: Ted Berman , Richard Rich , Art Stevens

Genres: Animated , Children , Drama

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Charming, Transformation, Spirited, Growing up, Rivalry, Emotional, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The Fox and the Hound is one of those relatively rare Disney animated features that contains a useful lesson for its younger audiences. It's not just cute animals and frightening adventures and a happy ending; it's also a rather thoughtful meditation on how society determines our behavior. show more

  • 70

    It's pleasant, and while it's a bit sloppy, I rather enjoy the unclean look of the animation. show more

  • 75
    Rob HumanickSlant Magazine

    Children’s films have often been more unsettling, but few, if any, exceed The Fox and the Hound for quietly bitter honesty. Its modesty is unsurpassed, and thanks to it, we’ve been spared its inclusion in the theme-park side of Disney culture. show more

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