The Fox and the Hound

1981

The Fox and the Hound

Critics Consensus

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

70%

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Total Count: 27

78%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 313,292
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The lifelong friendship between a fox cub and a bloodhound puppy provides the basis of this rollicking and tender animated tale from Disney.

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Critic Reviews for The Fox and the Hound

All Critics (27) | 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.

    Sep 3, 2008 | Full Review…
  • One of the more homely Disney animated features.

    Jan 26, 2006 | Full Review…
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  • The bottom line, I suppose, is: Will kids like this movie? And the answer is, sure, I think so.

    Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 30, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
  • It's just really lame.

    Feb 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…
  • The Fox and the Hound is a flawed, but effective kids' flick.

    Jan 29, 2012 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fox and the Hound

  • Nov 29, 2015
    A quite fresh feel for Disney about friendship that's heartbreaking but still great fun and funny in places.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 17, 2012
    The plot is indeed a bit derivative from Bambi, but it manages to take the friendship-turned-rivalry onto a charming to chaotic adventure.
    Max G Super Reviewer
  • Sep 16, 2012
    Disney's The Fox and the Hound is a fun family film that's full of adventure. It's the story of a fox cup named Todd and a hound dog pup named Cooper who form an unlikely friendship, which is put to the ultimate test when Cooper is trained up to be a hunting dog. Some impressive voice talent has been assembled for this film, including Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Sandy Duncan, and Corey Feldman, who all do good work. However, and animation isn't too sharp and lacks the vibrancy of previous Disney films. And, the songs aren't that catchy or inspiring. There's a little bit of that classic Disney magic to The Fox and the Hound, but it's not one of their top tier films.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    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.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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