A young fox named Tod is taken in by an old woman after his
mother is killed by a hunter. Full of mischief, Young Tod
befriends Copper, a hound dog pup. As they grow up, however,
their friendship becomes endangered by what they have become,
Copper is a hunting dog and Tod is his prey.
you remember those scribbles which read “Friends Forever”
in your primary school autograph books? And how you actually
believed that you’d be best friends forever with that
1981 Disney classic takes you back to the good old days when
things were simpler, and friendships were looked upon as the
greatest thing you could have in the world. The animated movie
tells the story of two unlikely friends, a little fox and
a hound puppy who become best pals. Like what happens in the
real world, the two childhood best friends grow up and the
friendship becomes affected by who they have become –
a predator and his prey.
this picture never became as well-known as other Disney animal
classic favorites like Dumbo (1941) and Bambi (1942), there
is a genuinely heartwarming tale to be found here. The analogical
narrative will make the young ones learn about the value of
friendship, while leaving grown-up viewers reflecting on the
friends who have played special roles in their lives over
clean and simple animation will bring back memories when Disney
produced effectively pleasing cartoons where characters are
likeable and charming. How can anyone not fall in love with
the adorable little fox and the cute hound puppy? There are
also a few comic sidekicks to add color to an already delightful
movie. Listen out for Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell’s
voice performances as the adult fox and hound.
also appealing about this 82-minute movie are its lovely songs
which showcase meaningfully feeling lyrics. Listen out for
the heartrending “The Best Of Friends” and we
daresay your heartstrings will be tugged.
true Disney fashion, what the entire family will take home
with this movie is pure magic entertainment and a life lesson
applicable to everyone, no matter how old you are. It will
remind you of what friendship really means, especially in
the cynical world we live in now.
SPECIAL FEATURES :
This Code 3 DVD did not come with a “Special
Edition” label for nothing. Check out the features which
are almost exciting as the movie itself.
the Baton: The Making Of The Fox And The Hound –
Expect to see animators young and old in this six-odd-minute
clip, and how the two generations of talents maintain the
unique brand of Disney magic.
Fox And The Hound Art Gallery – In this section,
there is a generous amount of pictures showcasing concept
art, pastel development studies, behind-the-scenes, storyboards,
scoring sessions and voice talents’ recording sessions.
Shorts – Both running at eight minutes, “Lambert
The Sheepish Lion” and “Lend A Paw” are
funny classic Disney shorts about a lion who thinks he is
a sheep (nice word pun on the title!) and Pluto’s little
Best Of Friends” Sing Along Song – Sing
along to the sweetest song in the movie with your best friend
– it’s a Kodak moment.
Friendship” Game – Play mix and match,
hide and seek with the forest animals and learn fun facts
about them. Kids will love this feature.
Best Friends – Younger kids can read along
to how the little fox and the pound puppy became friends in
this interactive DVD storybook.
The disc’s visual transfer looks lovely with a tinge
of old-school charm, while there are 5.1 Dolby English and
Spanish, together with 2.0 Stereo Thai, Mandarin and Cantonese
audio tracks to choose from.
by John Li