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The Disney animated feature The Fox and the Hound tells the story of a friendship between traditional enemies. Tod is a fox whose parents have died. His best friend is a hunting dog named Copper. As Copper grows up, he learns that it is his job to hunt foxes. Tod's caretaker Widow Tweed takes Tod to live in a game preserve where he falls madly in love with Vixey. Copper and his owner eventually enter the preserve to hunt Tod, and eventually Copper must decide between duty and friendship. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Against all odds, a tear or two is effectively jerked, and there was enough skill on display to encourage some hope for the new generation of Disney animators, who made their debut here."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"This is a pretty, relentlessly cheery, old-fashioned sort of Disney cartoon feature, chock-full of bouncy songs of an upbeatness that is stickier than Krazy-Glue and played by animals more anthropomorphic than the humans that occasionally appear."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A work of both learned, assured poise and triumphant freshman determination, not far away from other benchmark-status works like Snow White or Pixar's Toy Story."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
"All charmingness aside, this cute but rather thinly plotted yarn exposes the cracks that were present in the pre-renaissance Disney empire."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"It was a self-contained story that didn't try to change the world, and that was part of its charm."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"One of the more homely Disney animated features."
‑ , Time Out
"The Fox and the Hound is a flawed, but effective kids' flick."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Sweet but a bit dull...Overall, the picture is good-hearted and colorful, with an ending that carries a nice touch of ambiguity about the tussle of nature and nurture. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Wonderful entertainment for both kids and their parents."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A southern gothic--and a damn good one at that"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"The bottom line, I suppose, is: Will kids like this movie? And the answer is, sure, I think so."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"not one of the studio's best efforts, but nonetheless it remains a fascinating product of an era of upheaval as well as a meaningful statement about the nature of prejudice"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Cloying and cutesy, a helpless callback to a number of truly classic movies that it couldn't hope to equal, let alone better."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Importantly, the story relies on plot to carry it along and serves as a welcome reminder that audiences don't require a popular reference or in-joke every five minutes to sustain their interest."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"...boasts an old-fashioned vibe that proves impossible to resist..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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