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The Fox and the Hound (25th Anniversary Edition)
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- Sneak peek of The Fox and the Hound 2
- DVD storybook: New Best Friends
- Sing along song: "The Best of Friends"
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a tale told with such heartfelt sincerity that it moves and touches viewers with its story alone; no need for semi-Broadway moments every ten minutes or cheap, carefully masked lewd humor sprinkled in for potential bored adults. The characters are endearing and artlessly likeable, and the lessons learned are timeless.
There are engagingly subtle touches that augment the main story, such as the ongoing battle between two determined birds (one with a curiously Brooklyn accent) and one very lucky caterpillar. The conclusion to this humorous yet strangely realistic chase is a startlingly touching revelation in beauty. This is Disney at its best: a simple and touching movie that doesn't need anything else to make itself an enjoyable experience for everyone. Even the greats of the 90s seem a little cheap after this.
I first watched this as a little kid, and have been in love with it ever since. Right now, in that nebulous span of years between being able to drive and being able to drink, I'm probably entitled to bouts of rebelliousness and scorn for movies like this. But this is one Disney creation I'm proud to say that I love, something you plan to pass on to your children and grandchildren: a classic.
I was a movie projectionist at the time and I had access to look at a 1988 re-release 35mm print of the movie and it was FULL FRAME! Yes, the movie is 1:33 to 1 , NOT WIDESCREEN!
You have to understand the thinking of 1980's Hollywood. Theaters were getting smaller, all movies ended up on television, and VHS & Beta home video tapes were becoming the popular way to watch movies. Therefore, many producers started filming their movies in the full frame television format, knowing that it is the way most people would see the film then.
Paramount even shot all of their 1980's comedies in full frame. Airplane I & II; Naked Gun I, II, III; Addams Family I & II; The Bette Midler movies , Throw Mama from the Train are part of the countless list of FULL FRAME movies that DVD is offering in a masked 1:85-1 format.
We should be glad that Buena Vista is offering THE FOX & THE HOUND in the ratio that it was produced.
The movie itself falls short of a Disney Classic. It seems any Disney movie short on songs seems to be overall less appealing. The basic story line is good and could have made for a very successful classic, but the execution of the story lacks the right elements.
This new release is no big deal, you gain a short behind-the-scenes clip that appears to be pulled from another special and you lose the 1988 theatrical trailer on the original DVD release. That's right, the FIRST DVD RELEASE EXTRA OF THE PREVIEW TRAILER HAS BEEN DELETED HERE!
The movie itself has gotten NO RESTORATION, but my opinion is that it still looks good on a regular large TV.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
order for grandson. he loves the fox and hound movie. im sure he will love the second one too. thanksPublished 5 days ago by Lisa
A sweet story for my animal-loving pre-schooler. This is s a story about unlikely friendships and the animals in this movie were a hit with my son. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Ashten S Giguere
parent loss and violence
1) mother killed in opening minutes 2) a lot of chasing/shooting gun violence @ fox and human guardian 3) steel hunting traps 4) aggressive scene... Read more
My 7 year had never seen this movie and her friend talks about it constantly. My daughter thought it was a really good movie and judging by her facial expressions at different... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lisa from So Cal
I purchased this movie and previously purchased a Vizio television with an AMAZON VIDEO App that includes an "Amazon" BUTTON on the remote control - PURCHASED not rented -... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Babin
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