The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)

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4.0 Overall Score
Story: 4/10
Acting: 6/10
Visuals: 5/10

Interesting Bone comic connection, good vocal group

Boring story, typical Disney

Movie Info

Movie Name: The Fox and the Hound 2

Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Genre(s): Animated/Musical/Family

Release Date(s): December 12, 2006

MPAA Rating: G


Sometimes when I think about Trixie…she’s like the wind

Copper (voiced by Harrison Fahn)and Tod (voiced by Jonah Bobo) enjoy their time playing and enjoying being young.  When the carnival arrives, Copper finds himself performing with The Singin’ Strays (voiced by Patrick Swayze, Jim Cummings, and Vickie Lawrence) when their lead singer Dixie (voiced by Reba McEntire) quits.  With a talent scout (voiced by Stephen Root) comes to the carnival, it could be The Singin’ Stray’s big chance…but will Tod and Trixie lose their friends?

Directed by Jim Kammerud, The Fox and the Hound II was a straight to DVD sequel to the 1981 Disney film.  It was released on December 12, 2006 and has also released as part of a Blu-Ray combo pack with the original The Fox and the Hound.


We rock!

In The Fox and the Hound, it was always strange that it appeared that Tod and Copper only met once or twice before Tod was shipped off to become a hunting dog.  This story expands on what Tod and Copper did between meeting and the hunting trip that changed their perspectives.  This aspect of the story removes the main idea of The Fox and the Hound since it doesn’t matter if Tod and Copper are friends in this story.  Widow Tweed (voiced by Russi Taylor) and Amos Slade (voiced by Jeff Bennett) know Tod and Copper are friends and that wasn’t indicated in the original so it doesn’t really match up well.

The actual story does not have much weight to it.  It is light hearted and typical Disney and since it removes the dynamic of a fox and a hound being friends despite the odds, it loses any oomph that it could have.  It is also filled with a lot of pratfalls involving the human characters.


Gran’ma Ben (aka Rose) from Bone…Rose from Fox and the Hound 2…I’d say that’s a match

The art is pretty basic, but it is what ended up interesting me the most.  The reason is that I noticed how similar it looked to Jeff Smith’s Bone comic.  The Granny Rose character looked exactly like Gran’ma Ben…aka Rose.  Plus the owner of The Singin’ Strays resembles the Bone character Jonathan Oaks.  I didn’t think there was any real connection but learned that Jeff Smith and the director Jim Kammerud had worked at the Ohio State University paper The Lantern and also later was in the documentary The Cartoonist about Jeff Smith’s Bone work.

Other than the interesting art connection, The Fox and the Hound 2 is probably only enjoyable to children (and possibly fans of Reba McEntire since she does perform).  Like many animated films, it does look better on Blu-Ray, but probably isn’t worth the purchase of The Fox and the Hound Blu-Ray combo pack itself.

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The Fox and the Hound (1981)

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