The Fox and the Hound

1981 American animated film

The Fox and the Hound is a 1981 American animated drama film produced by Walt Disney Productions. It is about a red fox named Tod and a hound dog named Copper who meet when young and become friends, but later become enemies as they grow up. A direct-to-video followup, The Fox and the Hound 2, was released to DVD on December 12, 2006.

Directed by Ted Berman, Richard Rich, and Art Stevens. Written by Larry Clemmons, Ted Berman, David Michener, Peter Young, Burny Mattinson, Steve Hulett, Earl Kress, and Vance Gerry. Loosely based on the novel of the same name by Daniel P. Mannix.
A story of two friends who didn't know they were supposed to be enemies.


Widow Tweed: Amos Slade, you trigger-happy lunatic! Give me that gun!
[she takes Amos' gun, then angrily shoots on the radiator of his truck, which hisses]
Amos: My radiator! Why, you blasted female! I'll--
Tweed: [aims the gun at him] Hold it, right there!
Amos: [nervously] Watch it! That thing's loaded!
[Tweed shoots the last bullet in the air]
Tweed: Now it ain't loaded!
[she tosses the empty gun back to Amos]
Amos: Dagnabbit, woman! [points to Tod] Your thievin' fox was after my chickens!
Tweed: Rubbish and poppycock! I don't believe it. He wouldn't hurt a thing!
Amos: You callin' me a liar, you muddle-headed female?! I saw it happen!
Tweed: Amos Slade, that temper of yours is going to get you into a lot of trouble someday!
Amos: [turns red in the face] Temper?! Temper?! Woman, you ain't seen my temper! [throws his hat to the ground and stomps on it] If I ever catch that fox on my property again, I'll blast him! And next time I won't miss!

[While chasing Squeeks, Boomer accidentally pecks off the branch he's standing on and has a nasty fall]
Tod: What happened to you? Golly!
Boomer: Aw, shucks! I think I bent my b-b-b-b-beak.
Dinky: [to Boomer angrily] Now see what you've done?! You cost us our breakfast!
Boomer: I cost us our breakfast? It was your fault!
Dinky: What are you talking about, my fault?!
Boomer: Oh, yeah?!
[an argument begins with Squeeks yawning]
Tod: A worm for breakfast? Yeech!

[Squeeks squeezes beneath a glass compartment in a telephone pole]
Boomer: A caterpillar under glass! Oh, boy!
[as soon as Boomer begins tapping it, both birds are electrocuted]
Boomer: Holy...!
Dinky: ...smoke! [coughs]
[Squeeks crawls out of the glass and and flashes whenever he crawls]
Boomer: Hey! Hey! How's he do that, Dinky? How's he do that?

Amos: Copper were trapped they now! [gasps in bear roars]

[Dinky and Boomer watch Squeeks through Tweed's keyhole]
Dinky: Look at that little creep. Warm and cozy by the fire.
Boomer: Let me take a look. How do you like that g-g-guy? S-s-s-snug as a b-b-bug! While we're out here f-f-freezin' our b-b-b-b-beaks off!
Dinky: Yeah. Well, yakkin' and shiverin' ain't getting us anywhere. We'll get that no-good worm when we come back! [flies away]
Boomer: [follows Dinky] Oh, sh-sh-sh-sh-shucks!

Tod: I'm a fox. My name's Tod. What's your name, kid?
Copper: My name's Copper. I'm a hound dog!

[Tod foolishly goes into Chief's barrel to watch him sleeping]
Copper: Oh, don't go in there! He can get awful mean! He's cranky.
Tod: Gee willikers. Is he ever big. His ears aren't as big as yours, Copper.
Copper: That's not the part you gotta worry about.
Tod: [foolishly checks Chief's teeth] Wow! Look at those teeth!
Copper: That's the part you gotta worry about!

Tod: Copper, you're my very best friend.
Copper: And you're mine too, Tod.
Tod: And we'll always be friends forever. Won't we?
Copper: Yeah, forever.

[after breaking his leg, Chief pretends to whine and leaves his designated room in attempt to get sympathy]
Amos: Chief, get back in there before I break your other leg.

[Chief grumbles as he staggers back]

[Tod tries to catch a fish.]
Vixey: Tod, do you need help?
Tod: No, I knew this way, all the... all the time! [falls into the water, then ends up catching a stick] I got him!
Boomer: [laughs] Oh, that farm boy! He don't know nothing about f-f-f-f-fishin'!
[All laugh hysterically]

Big Mama: I'm sorry, Tod. Honey, Copper's gonna come back a trained huntin' dog. A real killer.
Tod: Oh, no. Not my friend Copper. He won't never change.
Big Mama: I hope you're right, Tod.
Tod: And we'll keep on being friends forever. Uh, won't we, Big Mama?
Big Mama: Darlin', forever is a long, long time. And time has a way of changin' things.

Copper: [upon seeing Tod] I thought that was you, Tod. I heard you coming. Boy, you've really grown.
Tod: You have too, Copper. I saw you coming back with Chief and the hunter.
Copper: It's great to see you, Tod. [looks back at Chief, who is trying to sleep] But you know, you-- You shouldn't be over here. You're gonna get us both into a lot of trouble.
Tod: Look, I-- I just wanted to see you. We're still friends, aren't we?
Copper: [makes a sad glare] Tod... those days are over. I'm a hunting dog now. [Tod becomes surprised, then feels sad] You-- You better get out of here before old Chief wakes up.
Tod: Oh, Chief. [chuckles] He doesn't worry me.
Copper: [whispers, as Chief is barely awakening] Tod, I'm serious. You're fair game as far as he's concerned!

Widow Tweed: Goodbye may seem forever, Farewell is like the end, but in my heart's a memory, and there you'll always be.

[Copper yawns and lays down to go to sleep; he closes his eyes and smiles as he thinks about when he and Tod were younger]
[repeated dialogue]
Young Tod: Copper, you're my very best friend.
Young Copper: And you're mine too, Tod.
Young Tod: And we'll always be friends forever, won't we?
Young Copper: Yeah. Forever.
[the film ends with Tod and Vixey sitting on a hill, overlooking where Copper is]

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