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  • Ericksonrain
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    I remember I wanted to see the Fox and The Hound and no one yels did but it is still hold a sweet place in my heart. I just remember I fell in love with the Hound. Thanks for the memory flash back.

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  • aimster
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    I still need to get my copy. Will probably pick it up this weekend. Thought about buying it when I go to WDW next weekend but Best Buy or Target probably has it cheaper.

    This is also my all-time fave Disney flick. I had the Tod & Copper plushes you had to send away for. I have the 12" picture disc record that tells the story and uses soundbites and music from the movie.. I had the novelization of the script as well so I know the whole movie pretty much by heart as a result.

    Tod: Whatcha smellin'?
    Copper: I'm on the trail of somethin'.
    Tod: Trail of... what?
    Copper: I don't know yet...
    *Copper smells Tod*
    Copper: Why it's... it's you! ARRRROOOOO!!!
    Tod: Why did you do that for?
    Copper: We're SUPPOSED to do that when we find what we've been trackin'!

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  • kcnole
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    kcnole, did you know they are making a part 2? I know a lot of people don't like the part 2 movies, but it might be fun for you to check it out since you like the first one so much and it will be a chance for you to revisit those characters again.
    Yes, I saw that and to be honest it looked horrible. It didn't seem to fit in the same world that the first movie came from. The world from the first movie was dark and gritty but with some humor added in. This one looked way too cheesy for me to get into. The characters just honestly don't fit in. It just seems like an entirely different universe that these characters might come from.

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  • Nancywitt
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    I remember seeing that movie in the theater with my best friend. We both took away a lot from that movie. I just bought it today!

    kcnole, did you know they are making a part 2? I know a lot of people don't like the part 2 movies, but it might be fun for you to check it out since you like the first one so much and it will be a chance for you to revisit those characters again.

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  • kcnole
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    All I had was the VHS so I didn't feel cheated, but I was disapointed in the lack of bonus features. What was there just felt like fluff that was just thrown in to fill up the disk. For instance, what do the two animated shorts have to do with the fox and the hound? Nothing that I'm aware of. I would have much rather seen a very in depth documentary of around 25-30 minutes on making this movie rather than the 6 minute thing we got. It was a nice 6 minutes, but it left me wanting much much more.

    If that was the original ration then no problem. I was just surprised.

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  • Guy Hutchinson
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    I have read more than one reviewer question what the actual ratio of Fox and the Hound was.
    The few cels I have seen seem to indicate a full screen ratio. It wasn't completely uncommon to do this when this film was released.

    I don't care if it's full screen or widescreen, I just like to see films in the original aspect ratio.

    When watching the film, I never felt like I was missing anything and I never noticed a "pan."

    As for the bonus features, I felt a little cheated. I had the previous release and traded it in to get this one. I didn't know that the "making of" would be only 6 minutes.

    I have decided to take a much more careful look at the Disney DVD re-releases in the future. For instance, I am not getting the new version of Robin Hood, the original DVD will suffice.

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  • kcnole
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    That review gives all my complaints with the release of this version succinctly. The story still shines through, but I was highly disapointed with the supposed refurbishment to the film and the bonus extras.

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  • quasimodo1384
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    I picked it up on Tuesday, and ran home to watch it. I hadn't seen it in SO long I honestly forgot a huge chunk in the middle! I admit this movie is very sad, and there's something about it that just sets it out from a lot of other Disney movie...and I'm not quite sure what it is.

    I really like it however, and to me there are SO many moments that I'll never forget: the classic hound dog line, the way Todd looks up at Big Momma in the beginning, and the whole bear scene at the end! It is differnet in ways from other Disney movies, but I still really like it.

    As for the whole widescreen thing, that actually almost made me decide not to buy it...but I didn't own it at all so I caved in. I'm not sure what the deal with that is, but here's a good website on that (along with a lot of other Fox and the Hound info):

    http://www.ultimatedisney.com/foxandthehound-25th.html

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  • hollywood1939
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    I love this movie! I remember watching it at a friend's birthday party when I was little.

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  • mikeland
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    I must admit that I've never seen Fox and the Hound. Maybe I'll have to change that soon.

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  • kcnole
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    but the dog is still left alone tied up in the yard
    But he doesn't, he is very close to Chief and he loves ole Amos as well. They each have to go their seperate ways that life takes them in but they're still friends in heart and always will be.

    As to the comic relief moments I thought there were plenty. The widow shooting up Amos's car, the crotchety badger, boomer and dinky. I love the characters and their interaction. No line has ever stood out in a movie to me more than when Copper proclaims that he's a hound dog.

    Now is it as great as Bambi? Probably not, but its definitely a classic in my book. I know it was considered a flop when originally released but I have a hard time seeing so. Maybe I'm just too biased as this movie was such a part of my childhood growing up.

    As to how the movie was made, it apparently was not enhanced for widescreen by being anamorphic or whatever its called at least not that I can tell. I do admit to being a little hazy on what all those terms mean.

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  • frecky
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    Originally posted by Gemini Cricket View Post
    Thumper so totally rocks. He's hysterical.
    If you cant say somethin nice, dont say nothin at all.

    Words to live by.

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  • flynnibus
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    Originally posted by kcnole View Post
    I was a little dissapointed in what it came as however. First, it wasn't a widescreen type format, just the old letterbox.
    The problem is the film was printed with one of the 'inbetween' ratios. F&H is a 1.75 aspect ratio film.

    The big difference would be did they make it an anamorphic disk or not (typically says 'enhanced for widescreen tvs' on the box). Amazon only lists it as 1.33, so maybe not.

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  • Gemini Cricket
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    Originally posted by stinkerbell View Post
    GC, I don't like Bambi. Never really did. I think the skunk is cute, but that's about all I remember! We might own the video, but I'm not sure the kids have ever asked to watch it, so it might still be packed up somewhere. I remember watching it once as an adult and wondering what all the fuss was about.....

    There's my confession.
    Thumper so totally rocks. He's hysterical.

    Well, to each his own. I always thought the animation rocked in that film.

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  • frecky
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    Originally posted by stinkerbell View Post
    GC, you told me you bought every copy of Treasure Planet you could find. Don't lie.

    I also had the F&H book and cassette, and it was my favorite to listen to. I just loved that little Copper so much. It's why I was so fixated on Corey Feldman for so long....or at least that's one excuse.

    Arrooroorooo!!

    I remember now seeing F&H in the theater with my friends in high school and we had it all memorized, thanks to my dad taping us all videos. First group Disney dork moment....of many. I just remembered seeing Bambi with them, too. Weird.

    Corey Feldman *sigh* I too had a crush on him.
    And, I also do the Arrooooroooo thing as well.

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  • stinkerbell
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    GC, I don't like Bambi. Never really did. I think the skunk is cute, but that's about all I remember! We might own the video, but I'm not sure the kids have ever asked to watch it, so it might still be packed up somewhere. I remember watching it once as an adult and wondering what all the fuss was about.....

    There's my confession.

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  • Gemini Cricket
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    For me "Bambi" and "F&H" differ in that Bambi had a lot of great characters, lots of comic relief, stunning animation/backgrounds and the song "April Showers" is wonderful. F&H didn't do it for me.

    I guess friendship wins out, but the dog is still left alone tied up in the yard and the fox has a wife and his freedom...
    :shrug:

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  • kcnole
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    It is a depressing movie, but so was Bambi and it's a classic. To me the story is that friendship wins out in the end. Oftentimes life causes things to get in the way of friendship and pull people apart, but even with overwhelming hardship that friendship is still stronger. Coppers love of Tod (which he did have to be reminded of) is strong enough to even touch old amos slade's heart.

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  • Gemini Cricket
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    Originally posted by stinkerbell View Post
    GC, you told me you bought every copy of Treasure Planet you could find. Don't lie.
    I confess. I love Martin Short. :lol:

    If a Disney DVD has "II" or "2" in the title, I most likely do not have it. "Toy Story 2" is the exception to that. But then again, I don't own "TS1".

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  • stinkerbell
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    GC, you told me you bought every copy of Treasure Planet you could find. Don't lie.

    I also had the F&H book and cassette, and it was my favorite to listen to. I just loved that little Copper so much. It's why I was so fixated on Corey Feldman for so long....or at least that's one excuse.

    Arrooroorooo!!

    I remember now seeing F&H in the theater with my friends in high school and we had it all memorized, thanks to my dad taping us all videos. First group Disney dork moment....of many. I just remembered seeing Bambi with them, too. Weird.

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