The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound
The Fox and the Hound
  • G
  • 1h 23m
  • 1981
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When a feisty little fox named Tod meets Copper, an adorable hound puppy, the two grow up together and vow to be best buddies forever. But when Copper is expected to take on his natural role as a hunting dog, he and Tod face the ultimate test of their unlikely friendship.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The Fox and the Hound is a likeable, charming, unassuming effort that manages to transcend its thin, predictable plot.
Time Out

One of the more homely Disney animated features.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Vincent Canby

This is a pretty, relentlessly cheery, old-fashioned sort of Disney cartoon feature, chock-full of...

February 13, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Heartwarming tale of friendship, but expect some peril.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this animal tale develops into a thoughtful examination of friendship and includes some mature themes, especially loss. The movie opens with the (off-screen) shooting death of the fox's mother and he is later abandoned by his human caretaker in a forest to try to keep him safe. There's lots of hunting imagery -- snapping leg traps, pelts -- and a very trigger-happy character named Amos who, after awhile is so bent on catching the fox that he breaks into an animal preserve and tries traps and fire to catch him. The most intense scene involves a ferocious bear chase and a jump from a cliff. Families looking for something for younger viewers with the same cute characters and less violence should try The Fox and the Hound 2.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:July 10, 1981
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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