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Still shot from the movie: The Fox And The Hound.

The Fox And The Hound

An orphaned baby fox and a young puppy become fast friends, because they are too naive to realize they ought to be avowed enemies. But after the hound (voice of Kurt Russell) returns from an intensive season of hunting training, his relationship with his old pal (voice of Mickey Rooney) is changed forever. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 83
Theater Release: 09 Jul 1981
Video Release: 09 Aug 2011
MPAA Rating: G
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Walt Disney’s Bambi tells another tale of a woodland orphan, and offers a similar anti-hunter theme. The movie Shiloh recounts the friendship between a hunting dog and young boy.

Home Video Extra Features

Blu-ray Notes: The Fox and the Hound / The Fox and the Hound Two (30th Anniversary Edition)

Release Date: 9 August 2011

On August 9, 2011, The Fox and the Hound / The Fox and the Hound Two release as a Three-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray / DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging). (We have not reviewed The Fox and the Hound Two.) The set includes:

- Unlikely Friends

- Passing the Baton: The Making of The Fox and the Hound

- The Making of the Music

- The Best of Friends Sing-Along Song

- Music Video: “You Know I Will” - Lucas Grabeel

DVD Notes: The Fox and The Hound: 25th Anniversary

DVD Release Date: 10 October 2006

Celebrating twenty-five years since The Fox and The Hound first frolicked together on the big screen, Disney is releasing this anniversary DVD with a litter of extras. Your little pups are sure to enjoy reading the DVD storybook New Best Friends, playing hide-and-seek with the Forest Friendship Game, and the singing along to the song The Best of Friends. Also included are two bonus shorts, Lambert the Sheepish Lion and Lend a Paw. For fans interested in the animation’s history, Backstage Disney offers a making-of featurette and a look at the film’s art gallery. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French and Spanish.

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