On August 9th, in celebration of it’s 30th anniversary, Disney Home Entertainment released two classic tales of friendship and adventure on both DVD and Blu-ray!
The Fox and the Hound 30th Anniversary Synopsis
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 Synopsis
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.
It had been some time since I have seen the original Fox and the Hound movie and I truly forgot how much I loved the movie. It easy to fall in love, and being able to see the original movie in high-def was truly priceless. I do love that we now have both movies on one-single disc – taking up less space in our very crowded DVD closet.
This special 2-disc, 30th anniversary feature is available for the first time in high-definition and has been digitally restored. The best part? It’s loaded with bonus features:
The Blu-ray Disc Includes:
Unlikely Friends: A fun and fascinating Collection of Unlikely Friendships in the Animal Kingdom (ALL-NEW) — Friendships know no boundaries. They can occur across country lines, be shared among young and old and even develop between different species!
The Fox and the Hound:
“Best of Friends” Sing-A-Long – Viewers are invited to sing along with Pearl Bailey on this Walt Disney Classic Song.
Passing the Baton: Making of The Fox and the Hound – This feature allows fans to take a deeper look at this little bit of Disney history as legendary animators hand over the reins to a new generation.
The Fox and the Hound 2 :
“You Know I Will” Music Video – High School Musical Star Lucas Grabeel sings this end-credit song.
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. Viewers will further discover how animation and music work together to further enhance a classic story.
The Fox and the Hound 2 Movie Collection is available on DVD and Blu-ray now! Thank you to Disney Home Entertainment for providing us with a copy of the movie for review.