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The Fox and the Hound & The Fox and the Hound 2 {30th Anniversary Edition}

I don’t question why my girls are huge Disney fans. After all, I had a love affair with Disney myself when I was a kid. Actually, I think it all started when I just learned to read and my Mom bought be the complete Disney hardcover reading books. I have this complete set to this day, most stored in boxes until I’m sure the girls will use gentle hand with them. They are indeed my most prized keepsake from my childhood!

Why is this memory my intro to my review of the new Disney DVD, The Fox and the Hound & The Fox and the Hound 2 {30th Anniversary Edition}? Well, I met Fox and the Hound for the first time as a book in my series, which I just mentioned. I still remember reading it over and over – and over. So, when the kids {and I} got this fantastic DVD set for review – I couldn’t help but to take a trip down memory lane and smile profusely. The Fox and the Hound story is a wonderful part of my past and I am delighted to now share it with my daughters, with this set of part 1 and 2 from Disney!

The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2 has been released as a 2-Movie Collection on Blu-ray Hi-Def & DVD Combo Pack in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the original film.

Synopsis:

The Fox and the Hound: When Tod, an orphaned fox cub meets Copper, a coonhound puppy, they make a pledge to be lifelong friends, not realizing that Copper is being groomed to hunt wild animals, including foxes. Copper spends the winter with his owner, Slade, and an older dog, Chief, tracking animals at a remote cabin. When they return, a lonely Tod eagerly greets his old playmate but is stunned when a reluctant Copper joins Slade and Chief to chase Tod through the forest. During the pursuit, Tod escapes but Chief is seriously injured. Seeking revenge, Copper hunts down Tod only to find himself confronting an even bigger enemy, which he and Tod must face together.

The Fox and the Hound 2: In The Fox and the Hound 2, music takes centerstage as Tod contemplates joining up with “The Singin’ Strays,” a group of harmonizing dogs appearing at the local county fair but dreaming of hitting the big time at the Grand OleOpry. While Tod does his best to fit in with his new friends, Copper finds himself relegated to “roadie,” a position he begins to resent. With the encouragement of Dixie, the “diva” of “The Singin” Strays,” Copper manages to sabotage an important audition. The next day, their differences forgotten, Copper and Tod team up and, using Copper’s superior tracking skills, they locate the Grand Ole Opry talent scout who signs “The Singin’ Strays” (minus Tod, who chooses his friendship with Copper over fame) on the spot.

I always get so teary at watching such true friendship between Tod and Cooper {Fox and Hound}. they are so different, yet they always stand up for each other and are so supportive. Great lessons can be learned with these Disney film, which is why I’m so happy that my daughters love watching it {The adorable animals might have something to do with that, though}. It is so crucial for kids to learn how to be accepting and appreciative, my wish is that my girls learn the true value of friendship.

And, like I said, they just adore watching both part 1 and part 2. Which is great, since I like to watch with them. That’s part of the fun part of being a parent – you get to relive your childhood again!

Bonus Features:

Blu-ray:
·Unlikely Friends: A fun and fascinating Collection of Unlikely Friendships in the Animal Kingdom (ALL-NEW)

DVD:
The Fox and the Hound:
-“Best of Friends” Sing-A-Long ~ My girls are all over this bonus feature! They love to sing along with all Disney Bonus featurettes and this is no exception!
-Passing the Baton: Making of The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound 2 :
-“You Know I Will” Music Video – High School Musical Star Lucas Grabeel sings this end-credit song. ~ My daughter, a fan of High School musical adores this video as well
-The Making of the Music – Music is the center stage in The Fox and the Hound 2. As such, this feature showcases how the songs in the film were created with Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood and some of the hottest performers in Nashville.

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Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

 

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3 Comments

  1. This used to be my favorite when I was little 🙂
    It’s such a great movie and I’m glad they’re bringing it back!

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