In celebration of The Fox and The Hound’s 30th anniversary, Disney proudly presents a special 2-movie collection of The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound II — in dazzling Blu-ray(TM) High Definition for the first time ever! Experience these timeless tales of true friendship, set against a backdrop of comedy and music in perfect harmony. And now, both inspiring classics sparkle on Blu-ray with spectacular sound and unsurpassed picture quality. Plus, this 3-Disc Combo Pack includes a DVD of each film! Featuring lovable characters, brilliant animation, stellar voice talent and unforgettable songs, The Fox and the Hound 2-Movie Collection includes two fun, heartwarming stories of loyalty and accept as true with that your family will treasure for all time.
The Fox and the Hound
The Fox and the Hound marked the last collaboration between Disney’s older artists, including three of the “Nine Old Men” (Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, and Woolie Reitherman), and the young animators who would make the record-breaking films of the ’90s. Based on a book by Daniel P. Mannix, the film tells the story of a bloodhound puppy and a fox kit who begin as friends but are forced to turn into enemies. Tod and Copper barely establish their friendship before Copper begins his training as hunting dog. Unfortunately, neither character develops much of a personality, which makes it difficult to care about them. The screen comes alive near end of the film, when Tod and Copper have to sign up for forces to fight off an enormous bear. It had been years since Disney produced a sequence with this type of feral power–and years would pass before they surpassed it. The Fox and the Hound ranks as one of the vital studio’s lesser efforts, but it suggests that better films were soon to follow. (Ages 5 and older) –Charles Solomon
The Fox and the Hound II
Developing close friendships and nurturing a positive self esteem are two major challenges along the road to growing up. In this Disney sequel to The Fox and the Hound, Tod (a young fox voiced by Jonah Bobo) and Copper (a bloodhound voiced by Harrison Fahn) are the most efficient of friends. When Copper bemoans the truth that he can’t seem to do anything right, Tod reassures him that eventually he’ll find something at which he excels and invites him to the fair. Opportunity knocks when a vocal dog group called “The Singing Strays” looses its lead singer Dixie (voiced by Reba McEntire) and Copper discovers that he is a truly good singer. Unfortunately, Copper’s newly discovered fame leaves Tod feeling jealous and abandoned and threatens to destroy the pair’s close friendship. Will a close examination of what’s truly important in life be enough to set things right between Tod and Copper? This engaging, 69-minute animated Disney movie features original music performed by Grammy-winning country music star Reba McEntire in addition to the voice talents of Patrick Swayze and Jeff Foxworthy. (Ages 3 and older) –Tami Horiuchi