1. Fox and the Hound! This is actually one of my favorites, though it does have its flaws. It's darker than a lot of the previous films, thought it does have its light moments, too. And it has one of the single most devastating shots in all of Disneydom: The characters again are pretty likeable overall, even if you may disagree with their actions. Though y'all thought Madam Medusa was crazy for shooting at random around the boat - Amos Slade aimed his shotgun at Widow Tweed's car while she was driving and took a shot. Luckily he only hit the milk jugs, but he was close to murdering her just to get back at Tod for something he assumed that Tod did. I found the songs to not be as memorable in this movie. Best of Friends was nice, but otherwise the songs were kind of meh to me. The voice acting, on the other hand, was excellent. I am forever in love with young Copper because of this. "My name's Copper. I'm a hound dawg!" Again the movie was hit with the "recycle voice actors" stick, though almost were distracting and actually helped in certain situations - the porcupine and Piglet from Winnie the Pooh have similar personalities, so John Fielder was a pretty logical choice for providing the voice. The one exception to this was Paul Winchell as Boomer. Most of when he was talking was fine, but the Tiggeresque "who hoo hoo hoo"s were very distracting and brought me out of the movie sometimes. Mickey Rooney did a great job of putting on a different voice as Tod. He actually sounded a fair bit younger in this than he did when he was in Pete's Dragon, which came out five years earlier. It's nice to once again have an older female character who is not either a magical being or a villain. Widow Tweed is probably my favorite character in the film. She's nurturing, forgiving, and kind, though she can be stern with Tod and stands up to Amos Slade when needed. She loves Tod with all her heart, but she is willing to give him up in a place where he could be free, happy, and safe instead of keeping him locked up inside of her house just to be close to him. She reminded me a lot of Nora from Pete's Dragon, though instead of taking in a human boy she took in an orphaned fox. It's interesting that we leave the film off not entirely knowing what the future holds for Copper and Tod. Now that they've saved each others' lives, will they continue to be friends? Or are they just "even" now and go their separate ways from now on? Will Copper continue to hunt animals as long as they aren't Tod? 7. This film served to explore the conflict of nature versus nurture. Copper is a hound dog, whose nature is a hunting dog. He is supposed to be naturally inclined to hunt foxes like Tod. Conversely, Tod should instinctively be afraid of a hunting dog like Copper. But the two of them meet and become friends when they are very young, before these instincts can kick in. Through their friendship (nurture), Copper was able to overcome the nature side of himself to protect Tod multiple times, and Tod wanted to remain friends even long past when it would be dangerous for him to do so. 8. This movie reminded me a lot of Bambi. It's (mostly) set in the woods; the main character's mother is killed by a hunter; the main character becomes friends with other creatures in the forest; he grows up and falls in love; he faces danger from a hunter, fire, and dogs, etc. It has progressed from Bambi, though. Whereas Bambi was mostly fun slice of life scenes in the forest where everyone got along, Fox and the Hound was more realistic about the relationships of the characters. Natural enemies were shown not getting along (Chief and Tod, especially), and Tod faced danger from both a hunter and other wildlife. In this aspect, talking animals aside, it portrayed a more accurate view of what actually goes on in nature. 9. Of all the dangers that Tod faced, the one that sticks out to me was the bear. Amos represented the most immediate threat since he had the gun and the traps and the dogs, but they played him off as almost slapstick at times, which lessened his dangerousness in my view. The bear came out of nowhere and posed a real threat to Tod and the others. 10. I know that baby animals usually are much cuter and do better in marketing, but it's somewhat surprising how small a percentage of the film Tod and Copper are kids versus adults when the vast majority of pins show them as kids. And most of these pins with them as kids focus on the one short moment where they're playing on the log. I chose this pin because it demonstrates the overall theme of the movie that I talked about earlier. Tod and Copper's friendship was love for each other - nurture over nature. Pin# 123490 - WDW – Love is an Adventure 2017 – Love is … Mystery Pin Set - Love is Friendship - Tod and Copper Random Thought Are one of the pelts in Amos' hunting shack Tod's mother? We aren't told explicitly that Amos is the hunter who shot her, though I thought it was heavily implied. If so that's REALLY dark.