In Celebration of THE FOX AND THE HOUND’s 30th Anniversary, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is releasing THE FOX AND THE HOUND & THE FOX AND THE HOUND 2 as a 2-Movie Collection on Blu-ray Hi-Def & DVD Combo Pack on August 9th!
My family received an advanced blu-ray copy of “The Fox and the Hound” and “The Fox and the Hound 2” that was absolutely wonderful! The Fox and The Hound has always been a favorite in our home. My daughter (age 14) adored the charming tale when she was younger and now my son does too. To see the digitally restored version of the original heartwarming 1981 film in high-definition was an extreme treat for the whole family. The collection has earned a special place in our most loved Disney films!
The Fox and the Hound voice talents included some of the best of Hollywood’s veteran and upcoming stars, such as Mickey Rooney (National Velvet, The Black Stallion), Pearl Bailey (Porgy and Bess) and Pat Buttram (TV’s ―Green Acres) Kurt Russell (Escape From New York, Miracle) and Corey Feldman (Stand By Me, The Lost Boys).
In 2006, Copper, Tod and their friends were brought back for The Fox and the Hound 2, and featured the vocal talents of the late Patrick Swayze (Ghost, Dirty Dancing), Reba McEntire (TV’s ―Reba), Lucas Grabeel (Disney Channel’s ―High School Musical franchise) and Trisha Yearwood (country music singer). The star voices added a special charm to the sequel and made the characters really come to life.
“Featuring an all-star cast of voice talents, toe-tapping music and fantastic bonus features, consumers can take home two of Disney’s beloved ―tails. The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2, 2-Movie Collection features both movies in a single 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack. This release provides families with the value, versatility and opportunity to enjoy their favorite movies how they want, when they want and on the entertainment platform of choice – whether it’s in the home, on a portable device and/or in the car.”
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 Ole Opry. 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. “
Blu-ray Disc: 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!
DVD’s: The Fox and the Hound:
o “Best of Friends” Sing-A-Long – Viewers are invited to sing along with Pearl Bailey on this Walt Disney Classic Song.
o 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 :
o “You Know I Will” Music Video – High School Musical Star Lucas Grabeel sings this end-credit song.
o 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 I & II Activities
In anticipation of Disney’s August 9th release of THE FOX AND THE HOUND & THE FOX AND THE HOUND 2 as a 2-Movie Collection on Blu-ray Hi-Def & DVD Combo Pack in celebration of the 30th Anniversary, Disney would like to present some FREE fun activity sheets for your whole family to enjoy! These kid-friendly activities include mazes, games and coloring sheets that will help get them excited about the release and turn a boring afternoon into an exciting one!
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