When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and the object of his search is his best friend!
|Release Date||:||July 10, 1981|
|Genres||:||Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Ted Berman, Art Stevens, Richard Rich, Sylvia Roemer, Dan Hansen, Glenn V. Vilppu, Guy Vasilovich, Michael Peraza Jr., Joe Hale, Don Hahn, Mark A. Hester, Terry L. Noss|
|Writers||:||Earl Kress, Steve Hulett, David Michener, Burny Mattinson, Daniel P. Mannix, Peter Young, Ted Berman, Larry Clemmons, Vance Gerry|
|Casts||:||Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Jack Albertson, Sandy Duncan, Jeanette Nolan, Pat Buttram, John Fiedler, John McIntire, Richard Bakalyan, Paul Winchell, Keith Coogan, Corey Feldman|
|Plot Keywords||:||based on novel, fox, foxhunting, friendship, dog, animal, unlikely friendship|
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 *****