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Fox And The Hound Go Country!,
This review is from: The Fox and the Hound 2 (DVD)
The oddball relationship between Tod the Fox and Copper the Hound has stood the test of time as a favorite for kids. Twenty-five years later, the sequel was made and the decision was to pair it with the country music market. That choice has worked magic, bringing a lively soundtrack to a great romp of a tale that plays off the original characters and situations in a way that makes it feel like only days have passed instead of years.
Country music legends Reba McEntire and Jeff Foxworthy head up the cast of voice talent. They're joined by Patrick Swayze, who even joins in on some of the songs.
Although this time out the tale feels a little too familiar (two friends busted up by one friend's drive for fame), the fun that came alive in THE FOX AND THE HOUND strikes again. The chases that occur throughout the film are a delight to watch. One thing always leads to another, and chaos just builds and builds till Tod and Copper look around in shock at all they've unwittingly destroyed. The camaraderie between the two is great, and Reba and Patrick's addition to the cast is well done for the most part.
The only thing that slows the movie down somewhat is the deepening of the relationship issues between Dixie (Reba McEntire) and Cash (Patrick Swayze). That subplot comes on a little too strong and steals too much of the movie occasionally.
THE FOX AND THE HOUND 2 is definitely a keeper, one that belongs on the family DVD shelves. Sometimes sequels don't equal the originals, but this one comes close, and it provides a whole new musical sound that is heartwarming and makes you want to get up and dance. Little Big Town's "When We're Together" is pure dynamite.