The Fox and the Hound
Two friends that didn't know they were supposed to be enemies.
The fun and adventure begin when a lonely widow adopts an orphaned fox cub named Tod. The mischievous fox soon meets up with Copper, an adorable hound puppy. As the innocent pair grow up together in the forest, they become inseparable friends. But the day soon arrives when their friendship is put to the ultimate test!
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Film 247 out of 700
Film 41 of Remember the Magic
This was, yet another, one of those films I grew up watching however every time I come back to it I like it a little less. Now I do get it some people love this animation and while I do like it, it's just not breathtaking like some of the earlier Disney films such as "Pinocchio" or "Fantasia". I don't like it when companies take steps backward and that seems to be all the Disney company is doing during this time period.
The thing that I do enjoy about the film is the story of…
This is one of my earliest cinema memories as a child, so I was quite excited for a revisit with my own children. While it boasts some charming characters and an interesting examination on social issues in regards to behaviour moulding and stereotypes, it also has a rather predictable plot and some throwaway sequences. The last act is the clincher though, with a powerful fight sequence involving a bear that is one of Disney's finest moments. The Fox and the Hound has moments of greatness, but ends up being a second tier effort overall.
I've always wanted a fennec fox as a pet
This is a classic, I will always look back at this one fondly.
I do this thing called "Ghoul Summer" for my podcast where during summer, we review these really awful fake snuff movies and movies where people eat poop and stuff, so I wanted to watch a Disney movie I loved as a kid to bring my soul back to life, but it turns out this movie is almost as violent and heart-breaking as the ones I've been watching.
I have very vague memories of my Mum taking me to see this when I was very young and it could be the first film I ever saw in the cinema.
And this could be the first time I've seen it since.
It's not classic Disney but it is pretty good and holds up compared to the Black Caldron, another one I saw at the cinema when young but didn't really care for on rewatch.
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- Slow as hell, and i don't know how i paid attention to it all when i was younger but it still hits me as hard as it did back then.
Utterly heartwarming, and heartbreaking too.
The bear is a marvel, everything else is nice and pleasant.
I do have some wonderful childhood memories associated with this film.
It's a collection of short Winnie the Pooh cartoons. Each story is just as good as the others. Worth watching with your kids - it's very cute.
All the songs in this movie are cute. My favorite is The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers - just as fun and bouncy as Tigger himself. I can still remember part of the song!
If you like this film, then I recommend other Disney films that are just as cute with a good story for kids: "Dumbo", "The Fox and the Hound", "Bambi" and "Pinocchio".
Pretty boring. The songs are pretty awful. I think is mostly treasured due to the hard lean towards animal lovers.
Can we get David Fincher to make the original book version?
"This film is loosely based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same. Almost every aspect from the novel was either changed or eliminated entirely. In the novel, Tod and Copper were never friends and met by Tod mocking his human caretaker's neighbor's hounds on their land; Chief's and Copper's ages were reversed and subsequently their roles of who was jealous of whom were reversed; Tod intentionally kills Chief by jumping out of the way of an oncoming train; Tod had two vixens that he mates and has…
Reviewed on Episode 61 of Cinema Eclectica.
Loved this as a young 'un, I had an audio tape that I wore out listening to every night before bed. So with us doing a Disney Special on Eclectica I thought the time was right to revisit this early childhood favourite. Fox & the Hound is the last good Disney feature before the 'golden days' the 1990s and one of the rare examples of a House of Mouse feature that has no memorable musical numbers.
There is a major issue in the progression of this film; there is an accident at the midway point that changes this story of enduring friendship in the face of roles in nature into something more overt in…
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For nearly 40 years Disney laid off the "sad" elements in their animated theatrical releases. Not since Bambi had Disney allowed such things enter one of their major flicks. Unfortunately the animation was a bit stiff and the songwriting was really subpar, but the friendship here isn't unlike Point Break or one of those movies where brothers have to choose sides during a war.
The Fox and the Hound is a relic of a fallow period in Disney animation. Or at least I think so. The style itself is executed well enough, but there's not a whole lot of depth to the story. Living with each other despite our differences, that's the whole idea. The filmmakers include a few jaunty little songs to make it all go down smooth, but there's not much in the way of a jagged pill here anyway.
So we're all picking up on the extremely blatant homoeroticism here, right? I tried counting the similarities between this and Brokeback Mountain but realised it was probably a futile exercise after I reached 800 trillion. Also, Kurt Russell voicing a dog. What more could you ask for????
Depression movies. Open to suggestions.
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Total Run Time of 90 minutes or less. Have I seen them all? Yes, but that doesn't mean I'll vouch…