The Fox and the Hound is a Disney film released in theaters July 10, 1981. It is loosely based upon Daniel P. Mannix's novel, The Fox and the Hound, which is from 1967.
The movie is abount a young fox, Tod, who befriends a young hound dog named Copper. They were great friends until Copper went on a hunting trip with his master Amos Slade, and Chief, Amo's older dog.
When Copper returns from his trip he is a trained hunting dog, and a good one. When Tod goes over to visit Copper he finds out he is nothing like he used to be, and that he should no longer be seen with Copper.
Later on the two friend's friendship is tested against all odds when Cheif is hurt after chasing Tod, therefore angering Copper because he had a chance to give his old best friend up but spared him.
During a hunting trip to find Tod in revenge, a bear tests the two friends and when Tod risks his life for Copper, Copper finds that he must return the favor.
The two become friends once more in the end.
Technical Description of the Film:
Country of Origin: United States of America
Producers: Ron Miller, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens
Musics: Jeffrey Patch (songs), Richard Johnson, Richard Rich, Jim Stafford, Buddy Baker
Studio/Distributer: Walt Disney Animated Classics/Buena Vista Distribution
Original Title: The Fox & the Hound
Length: 1 Hour, 23 Minutes
Tod: Mickey Rooney
Copper: Kurt Russell
Young Tod: Keith Coogan
Young Copper: Corey Feldman
Big Mama: Pearl Bailey
Chief: Pat Buttram
Vixey: Sandy Duncan
Dinky: Dick Bakalyan
Boomer: Paul Winchell
Amos Slade: Jack Albertson
Widow Tweed: Jeanette Nolan
Porcupine: John Fielder
Grumpy Badger: John Mclntire
Theatrical Release in USA: July 10, 1981 (1988-11-18)
Total Gross Revenue (from theaters): $39,900,000
Based on the classic novel "The Fox & the Hound" by Daniel P. Mannix