The Fox and the Hound (25th Anniversary Edition)

The Fox and the Hound (25th Anniversary Edition)

  • Featuring lovable characters, brilliant animation, and heartwarming messages, THE FOX AND THE HOUND is “Vintage Disney,” raves The Washington Post. And now, Disney’sic tale about an unlikely friendship is a new transfer for a special 25th Anniversary Edition. When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named C

A mischievous fox cub named todd and a hound puppy named copper meet in the forest and become fast firends. As they grow older their friendship is put to the ultimate test. A heartwarming tale of best friends who didnt know they were natural enemies. Studio: Buena Vista Home Video Release Date: 09/19/2008 Run time: 83 minutes Rating: GThe Fox and the Hound marked the last collaboration between Disney’s older artists, including three of the “Nine Old Men” (Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, and Woolie Reitherman), and the young animators who would make the record-breaking films of the ’90s. Based on a book by Daniel P. Mannix, the film tells the story of a bloodhound puppy and a fox kit who begin as friends but are forced to become enemies. Tod and Copper barely establish their friendship before Copper begins his training as hunting dog. Unfortunately, neither character develops much of a personality, which makes it difficult to care about them. The screen comes alive near end of t

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  1. 60 of 67 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Correct screen ratio! This movie IS FULL FRAME!, October 9, 2006
    By 
    Paul J. Mular (San Carlos, CA USA) –
      

      

    This review is from: The Fox and the Hound (25th Anniversary Edition) (DVD)

    O.K. I can answer the many questions about the correct screen ratio of THE FOX AND THE HOUND.

    I was a movie projectionist at the time and I had access to look at a 1988 re-release 35mm print of the movie and it was FULL FRAME! Yes, the movie is 1:33 to 1 , NOT WIDESCREEN!

    You have to understand the thinking of 1980’s Hollywood. Theaters were getting smaller, all movies ended up on television, and VHS & Beta home video tapes were becoming the popular way to watch movies. Therefore, many producers started filming their movies in the full frame television format, knowing that it is the way most people would see the film then.

    Paramount even shot all of their 1980’s comedies in full frame. Airplane I & II; Naked Gun I, II, III; Addams Family I & II; The Bette Midler movies , Throw Mama from the Train are part of the countless list of FULL FRAME movies that DVD is offering in a masked 1:85-1 format.

    We should be glad that Buena Vista is offering THE FOX & THE HOUND in the ratio that it was produced.

    The movie itself falls short of a Disney Classic. It seems any Disney movie short on songs seems to be overall less appealing. The basic story line is good and could have made for a very successful classic, but the execution of the story lacks the right elements.

    This new release is no big deal, you gain a short behind-the-scenes clip that appears to be pulled from another special and you lose the 1988 theatrical trailer on the original DVD release. That’s right, the FIRST DVD RELEASE EXTRA OF THE PREVIEW TRAILER HAS BEEN DELETED HERE!
    The movie itself has gotten NO RESTORATION, but my opinion is that it still looks good on a regular large TV.

    I was hoping of the Angela Lansbury TV special done in the early 1980’s that showed some behind the scenes of the making of The Fox and the Hound, but sadly that is not to be here.

    Bottom line:
    If you missed the first DVD release, then buy this.
    If you have the first DVD release you can pass on this unless you are a Disney completist.

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  2. 35 of 36 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Utterly charming and underrated, August 7, 2003
    By A Customer

    The Fox and the Hound was probably somewhat of a crossroads for Disney studios. The last of the old animators left with this underrated gem. It doesn’t need to bombast young viewers with unnecessary action or dumbed down pseudo-epic storylines to attract attention. It’s simply the story of a friendship that manages to transcend nature’s dictations and any trials thrown at it.

    This is a tale told with such heartfelt sincerity that it moves and touches viewers with its story alone; no need for semi-Broadway moments every ten minutes or cheap, carefully masked lewd humor sprinkled in for potential bored adults. The characters are endearing and artlessly likeable, and the lessons learned are timeless.

    There are engagingly subtle touches that augment the main story, such as the ongoing battle between two determined birds (one with a curiously Brooklyn accent) and one very lucky caterpillar. The conclusion to this humorous yet strangely realistic chase is a startlingly touching revelation in beauty. This is Disney at its best: a simple and touching movie that doesn’t need anything else to make itself an enjoyable experience for everyone. Even the greats of the 90s seem a little cheap after this.

    I first watched this as a little kid, and have been in love with it ever since. Right now, in that nebulous span of years between being able to drive and being able to drink, I’m probably entitled to bouts of rebelliousness and scorn for movies like this. But this is one Disney creation I’m proud to say that I love, something you plan to pass on to your children and grandchildren: a classic.

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