The Fox and the Hound (1981)

The Fox and the Hound


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Critic Consensus: The Fox and the Hound is a likeable, charming, unassuming effort that manages to transcend its thin, predictable plot.

Movie Info

The lifelong friendship between a fox cub and a bloodhound puppy provides the basis of this rollicking and tender animated tale from Disney.


as Big Mama

as Widow Tweed

as Chief

as Boomer

as Porcupine

as Young Copper

as Badger

as Young Tod
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Critic Reviews for The Fox and the Hound

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (4)

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.

Full Review… | September 3, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

One of the more homely Disney animated features.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The bottom line, I suppose, is: Will kids like this movie? And the answer is, sure, I think so.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

The Fox and the Hound is a flawed, but effective kids' flick.

Full Review… | January 29, 2012

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

Full Review… | August 11, 2011
Q Network Film Desk

Audience Reviews for The Fox and the Hound

An endearing and delightful 83 minute movie with lovable characters that will stick with you longer after the credits roll. It's a completely predictable storyline, but one made with the love and craft that only old school Disney can produce. Kids will absolutely love it, while adults will revel in the nostalgia and feel all warm inside.

Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

what you've gt to do to come to a verdict is really to think about whether you think the fox and the hound will entertain kids, was it well drawn and was it heartmwarming? My verdict to all 3, yes.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

When I was a kid, me and my grampa would watch this all the time, and its still great. The story is great and is a wonderfil tale of love and friendship. A classic Disney film.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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