Friday, March 2, 2018

Dear Abby - Favorite Dog Movies: The Fox and the Hound

Dear Friends,

When I asked for favorite dog movies, several people mentioned the Disney movie The Fox and the Hound.  I have not seen this movie, but enjoyed learning more about it to share with you.
The Fox and the Hound is a 1981 Disney movie.  It tells the story of the unlikely friendship of a young fox and a hound puppy.  The fox is named Tod (voiced by Mickey Rooney) and the hound is Copper (voiced by Kurt Russell).  As the fox and hound grow up they are separated.   When they reunite as grown animals, Tod is living in the wild and Copper is owned by a hunter -- who wants to hunt foxes.  The movie is about the strength of friendship.   (And it sounds like a tearjerker, despite a Disney ending!) 


Trivia:

The movie is based on the book The Fox and the Hound by Daniel P. Mannix.  The book sounds much, much sadder than the movie.

Tim Burton did some uncredited animation work on this movie.

The producer's son had a pet fox who visited the Disney studio and met the animators.

Phil Harris and Charo voiced cranes in this movie, but their parts were cut from the final film.

Here is the original trailer for the movie:



Have you seen The Fox and the Hound?   I would love to hear from you about this movie, or other favorite dog movies, in the comments.

Love,

Abby xoxoxo

10 comments:

Neely said...

Can you believe ive never seen it! I have heard amazing things about it htough!

Gluten Free Lady said...

I watched it with my kids years ago and we all loved it. It is super sweet and cute and everything Disney.

Denise C said...

I've seen it about a thousand times! It's a classic. Love that movie.

tracie threadford said...

I vaguely remember this movie. I will find it online for my grandbabies to watch. I think they will like it.

Catherine Sargent said...

This was one of my favorite movies when I was younger. I am going to have to watch it again.

Abby said...

Thanks, friends! I enjoyed reading your memories.

Love,
Abby xoxoxo

Kweni said...

I may sound like I lived in a cave when I say I have never heard of this love before! Im definitely watching this.

mail4rosey said...

I have seen it. I think all of these kinds of movies are cute. :)

Stroller In The City said...

I'm embarrassed to say, I haven't seen this classic movie either. I love your review and will have to pick this up for my kids and I!

Abby said...

Thanks, friends, for your comments.

Love,
Abby xoxoxo