Originally released in 1981, we had never seen the The Fox and the Hound and really enjoyed it. It's the story of A very young fox named Tod (named for the Middle English word "todde", which means "fox"; and voiced by Mickey Rooney) is taken in by an old woman (voiced by Pearl Bailey) after his mother is killed by a hunter. Young Tod quickly befriends Copper (voiced by Kurt Russell), a very young hound dog that lives down the lane. As they grow older their friendship becomes endangered by their reality...Copper the hunting dog and Tod the prey.
The Fox and the Hound 2 was originally released in 2006. This version focused on the same main characters, Tod and Copper during one of their antics/adventures in their younger years. The second version of the movie showcases a lot more action and singing (by Reba McIntire, Patrick Swayze and Trisha Yearwood) and moves a lot faster as do many movies during and after 2006.
We liked the original one the most because it carries a good basic value story, with a little action/adventure, but moved at a more splendid pace, just right for our Sunday afternoon :).
You know that Gracie always likes a good dog movie (there she is watching this past Sunday)! She gives the first one four paws up; the second one 2-3 paws up! But we know both little two-leggers and dogs that love movies will enjoy them both!
The DVD with both The Fox and the Hound / The Fox and the Hound Two Combo DVD and Blue Ray will be released today, Wednesday, August 9th!
We hope you'll take in The Fox and the Hound, tworth the watch! Now, enjoy the trailer...