The Fox and the Hound

Synopsis: When an adopted fox and a to-be hunting hound become inspepearable friends as pups, their friendship grows stronger every day in their "childhood." But as they grow older, they grow farther and farther apart, to the day when the two old comrades bond is put the ultimate test.
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

You poor little fella.

It's all right.

Big Mama's here.

You know, you're gonna

need some caring for.

Now... Now, let's see, darlin'.

You need, um...

Oh, no, no, no, no, no.

Not me. Not Big Mama, now.

Now I'm thinkin', though.

Mm-hmm. Oh, uh-huh.

Now... Now don't...

Don't you move, honey.

Big Mama's gonna be right back.

Good work, Boomer.

We'll get him this time.

Shh! I think he's in there.


Am I glad I found you boys.

There's no time to lose.

I need your help. Now come on.

- Come on.

- Let's go, Boomer. Come on.

Yeah, but... Oh, shucks.

Oh, poor little guy.

Don't you worry now. We're going

to find someone to look after you.



Hey, I think I got an idea.

OK, Boomer,

now you know what to do.

Yeah, leave it to me.

Leave it to me.

Who is it?

Well, I was sure I heard

someone knocking.

Oh, dear! My laundry!

Oh, here! Stop it!

Oh, you pesky birds!

Will you come back here?

Oh, stop!

Well, I wonder what

got into those birds.

Well, bless my soul!

Why, it's...

It's a baby fox.


Hello, little fella.

I wonder where its mother is.

Come on, now.

I'm not going to harm you.

Now, now. Oh, isn't that?

Oh, my, my. You're

a feisty little rascal, aren't you?

There, there, now. Calm down.

No, I just can't leave you

out here all alone.

Oh, isn't he darling?

Now, not so fast.

Now, now, not so fast.

Oh, my. You're such a little toddler.

Say, that's what

I'm going to call you.


You know, Tod,

I'm not going to be

so lonesome any more.

I got a surprise for you,

Chief, old boy.

Now, now, now, take it easy.

Well, how's this for a huntin' dog?

He's just a little runt now,

but he'll grow.

You may as well

get used to him, Chief.

He's for you

to look after from now on.

Tod, stop pestering Abigail.

Abigail, you're going

to have to be patient with Tod.

He's one of the family now.

Oh, of course. Now I know.

I declare,

I never will get my chores done.

Oh, mercy!

Tod! Tod, stop it!

Abigail! Abigail!

Oh, no! There goes my milk! Oh, no!

Easy, easy, Abigail.

Steady, old girl. Steady.

There, there.

Tod, you come here.

I said come here!

Just look what you've done.

Now, don't try to butter me up.

Oh, Tod, I just can't

stay angry with you.

You little imp.

Now run along and play.

Go on.

And try to stay out of mischief.

Hey, it's Dinky and Boomer.

Maybe they wanna play.

Is this it, Boomer?

Sure, Dinky. This is the place.

I never forget a tree.

I never forget a tree.

He won't get away this time.

Hold it, Boomer.

I think I hear somethin'.

That's him, all right, Dinky.

That's him, all right.

Shh, shh. Get ready, Boomer.

Hey, I can hear him movin'. Listen.

That's funny. I don't hear nothin'.

Shh! Quiet.

Oh, that's him, Dinky.

That's him, all right.

Button your beak, will ya?

I'll check it out.

Would you look at that?

OK, Boomer, he's right... there.

Yikes! Watch it!

Why, you...

Nail him, Boomer! Sock it to him!

Hiya, fellas.

What ya doin'? Wanna play?

Stay outta this, kid.

This don't concern you.

Let him have it!

Don't let the creep get away!

You can take him, Boomer!

Give him a left! A right!

Let him have it!


- Which way did he go?

- This way.

There he is!

What happened to ya? Golly!

Oh, shucks!

I think I bent my b-b-beak.

Now see what you done?

You cost us our breakfast.

I cost us our breakfast?

It was your fault.

- What are you talkin', my fault?

- Yeah, yeah.

A worm? For breakfast?

Yuck! Blecch!

Hey, there, Copper,

what ya sniffin' at?


I never smelled...

...before, Chief.

Huh. Let me see.

Ah, shucks, that's easy.

The master's just cookin' grits

and fatback. You oughta know that.


That's not what I smell.

I don't know, Chief.

It's something else.

Sonny, you got a lot of learnin' to do

about a-sniffin' and a-smellin'.

Hey, where you goin'?

I want to find out

what that smell is.

OK, Copper, but the master

ain't gonna like you wanderin' off.

I won't get lost, Chief.

I can smell my way back.

Can't tell these young

whippersnappers anything.

What ya smellin'?

I'm on the trail of somethin'.

Trail of what?

I don't know yet.

Why, it's... it's you!

What do you do that for?

We're supposed to do that

when we find what we've been trackin'.

I'm a fox.

My name's Tod.

What's your name, kid?

Mine's Copper. I'm a hound dog.

Gee, I bet you'd be good

playin' hide-and-seek.

Wanna try it, Copper?

Can I use my nose?

Sure. OK.

Now go ahead

and close your eyes and count.

One, two, three...

No, Copper! You can't peek!

- Oh.

- Now start again.

One, two, three, four,

five, six, seven...

My, my. Look at that.

A fox and a hound, playin' together.

# When you're the best of friends

# Having so much fun together

# You're not even aware

you're such a funny pair

# You're the best of friends

# Life's a happy game

# You could clown around forever

# Neither one of you sees

your natural boundaries

# Life's one happy game


Gee, I've gotta go.

# If only the world

wouldn't get in the way

# If only people

would just let you play

# They say you're both being fools

# You're breaking all the rules

# They can't understand

# The magic of your wonderland

# When you're the best of friends


# Sharing all that you discover

# When these moments have passed

Will that friendship last?

# Who can say?

# There's a way

# Oh, I hope

# I hope it never ends

Come on, Copper!

# Cause you're the best of friends #

Copper, you're my very best friend.

And you're mine too, Tod.

And we'll always

be friends forever, won't we?

Yeah, forever.

Hey, let's go swimmin'!

Give me a head start

and I can beat ya!


Dagnabit! That Copper pup's gone

and strayed off again.

Come on, Chief.

If that little rascal's

gonna make me a good huntin' dog,

he's gotta learn to mind.

Copper! Get over here!


Uh-oh. I gotta go home.

Do ya have to?

We're havin' too much fun.

I gotta. He sounds awful mad.

I'll see ya tomorrow!

- And don't forget!

- I won't!

Hey, Copper, what happened to ya?

Why didn't you?

Golly! You're all tied up.

Yeah, and it's no fun either.

The master says I gotta stay home.

Well, we can play around here then.

Oh, no.

Not with old Chief over there.

Is that him making that awful noise?

He keeps me awake at night.

Oh, don't go in there!

He can get awful mean!

He's cranky.

Gee-whillikers, is he ever big.

His ears isn't as big as yours, Copper.

That's not the part

you gotta worry about.

Wow! Look at those teeth.

That's the part

you gotta worry about!

I'm gainin' on him.

- He won't get away now.

- He's wakin' up!

Get out, Tod!

No. He's havin' a dream.

He's chasm' somethin'.

When I get him cornered...

It's... It's... It's a big old badger.

Copper, he's chasin' a badger.

No, no, it ain't a badger.

It's a... It's a f...

it's a fox. A fox?

Run, Tod! Run!


Amos Slade,

you trigger-happy lunatic!

Give me that gun!

My radiator!

Why, you blasted female.

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Daniel P. Mannix

Daniel Pratt Mannix IV (October 27, 1911, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – January 29, 1997, Malvern, Pennsylvania) was an American author, journalist, photographer, sideshow performer, stage magician, animal trainer, and filmmaker. His best-known works are the 1958 book Those About to Die, which remained in continuous print for three decades, and the 1967 novel The Fox and the Hound which in 1981 was adapted into an animated film by Walt Disney Productions. more…

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