Friday, April 6, 2012

F is for Fox and the Hound!

So Today is the letter F and while there are plenty of F lettered characters, I decided to go with a movie instead. And what better movie then the classic Fox and the Hound?

Fox and the Hound

Fox and the Hound was released in 1981, loosely based off of the 1967 novel The Fox and the Hound by Daniel P. Mannix. The story is about an orphaned fox (Tod) baby raised by a kind old woman befriending a hunting dog (Copper). Though the two try to be friends, they find themselves forced to be enemies. 

Why I like it:

This is beautiful tale about friendship really makes me smile and cry. The two want to be friends, but find that fate has made it unrealistic. Still, the animation along with the story is adorable. Add in the life or death struggles and tear jerking life changing moments, and you have a sad movie. The message I think is up for anyone's interpretation. 

Fun Fact: The Bear's snarl is the same snarl as Shere Khan the tiger from The Jungle Book and Brutus and Nero the crocodiles from The Rescuers. 
And now, I leave you with a quote: 
"Tod: Copper, you're my best friend. 
Copper: And you're mine too, Tod.
Tod: And we'll always be friends forever. Won't we? 
Copper: Yeah, forever."

1 comment:

  1. This is indeed a wonderful story. If only man would drop the barrier between differnet types like these cartoon characters.