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Disney's The Fox and the Hound

Premiere Date:
July 10, 1981

Running Time:
83 Minutes

Rated: G

STORY LINE

The story of two friends who didn't know they were supposed to enemies. Tod, an orphaned baby fox, raised by Widow Tweed, is best friends with Copper, a young hunting dog. When they grow up, Copper learns to hunt and discovers he must pursue his friend. Tod is taken to a game preserve for safety, and there he falls in love with Vixey, a beautiful female fox. Copper and his master hunt Tod in the preserve, but when the chips are down, Tod and Copper realize their friendship overcomes all.

CAST

CHARACTER

VOICE TALENT

Young Tod

Keith Mitchell

Adult Tod

Mickey Rooney

Young Copper

Corey Feldman

Adult Copper

Kurt Russell

Big Mama

Pearl Balley

Amos Slade

Jack Albertson

Vixey

Sandy Duncan

Dinky

Dick Bakalyan

Boomer

Paul Winchell

Chief 

Pat Buttram

Widow Tweed

Jeanette Nolan

 Porcupine

John Fiedler

 Badger

John McIntire

CREW

Based on the Book by Daniel P. Mannix

STORY

Larry Clemmons
Ted Berman
David Michener
Peter Young
Burny Mattinson
Steve Hulett
Earl Kress
Vance Gerry

CREATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRODUCERS

Melvin Shaw

SUPERVISING ANIMATORS

Randy Cartwright
Glen Keane
Cliff Nordberg
Ron Clements
Frank Thomas
Ollie Johnston

 CHARACTER ANIMATION

Ed Gombert
John Musker
Dale Oliver
Jerry Rees
Ron Husband
Dick N. Lucas
David Block
Jeffery J. Varab
Chris Buck
Chuck Harvey
Hendel S. Butoy
Phil Nibbelink
Darrell Van Citters
Michael Cedeno
Phillip Young
Tim Burton (uncredited)

 EFFECTS ANIMATION

Ted Kierscey
Jack Boyd
Don C. Paul

COORDINATING ANIMATORS

Walt Stanchfield
Leroy Cross
Dave Suding
Chuck Williams

KEY ASSISTANTS

Tom Ferriter
Sylvia Mattinson

ART DIRECTOR

Don Griffith

LAYOUT

Dan Hansen
Glenn V. Vilppu
Sylvia Roemer
Guy Vasilovich
Michael Peraza, Jr.
Joe Hale

COLOR STYLING

Jim Coleman

BACKGROUND PAINTING

Daniela Bielecka
Brian Sebern
Kathleen Swain

PRODUCTION MANAGERS

Edward Hansen
Don A. Duckwall

SOUND

Herb Taylor

EDITORS

James Melton
Jim Koford

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS

Don Hahn
Mark A. Hester
Terry L. Noss

 MUSIC EDITORS

Evelyn Kennedy
Jack Wadsworth

"Best of Friends"

Music by Richard O. Johnston
Lyrics by Stan Fidel

"Lack of Education"
"A Huntin' Man"
"Appreciate the Lady"

Music and Lyrics by
Jim Stafford

"Goodbye May Seen Forever"

Music by Richard Rich
Lyrics by Jeffrey Patch

 MUSICAL SCORE COMPOSED AND
CONDUCTED BY

Buddy Baker

ORCHESTRATION

Walter Sheets

 CO-PRODUCERS

Wolfgang Reitherman
Art Stevens

 EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Ron Miller

DIRECTORS

Art Stevens
Ted Berman
Richard Rich

Distributed by Buene Vista Distribution Co., Inc.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Tod, Copper, Big Mama, Vixey, Dinky,
Boomer, Widow Tweed, Amos Slade, Chief,
Squeeks the Caterpillar, Porcupine, Badger

SONGS

"Best of Friends", "Lack of Education", "A Huntin' Man", "Appreciate the Lady", "Goodbye May Seem Forever"

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SPIN-OFFS

"The Fox and the Hound: A Lesson in Being Careful":
an educational film, released in September 1981. The film stresses the important lesson that warnings should not be ignored.

TRIVIA

The film marked the premier effort of a new generation of Disney Animators who would, in a few years, creat "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast". With the exception of some early scenes and character development done by veteran animators Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, and Cliff Nordberg.

Production began in the spring of 1977 but it was delayed by the defection from the animation department of Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy, and an additional group of animators.

Production was finished in four years, requiring 360,000 drawings, 110,000 painted cels, 1,100 painted backgrounds, and a total of 180 people, including 24 animators.

Released on video in 1994. Released on DVD in 2000.