The Fox and the Hound 1 Kids Movie DVD
This special 25th Anniversary edition includes the classic 1981 The Fox and the Hound movie in its entirety and an abundance of special features including a Backstage Disney featurette, two interactive hide-and-seek games, sing-along, read-along, art gallery, and two Disney shorts. The fascinating six-and-a-half minute Backstage Disney segment “Passing the Baton” emphasizes the The Fox and the Hound’s place as a historical turning point in Disney animation; chronicling the process by which legendary animators Woolie Reitherman, Frank Thomas, and Ollie Johnston, three of “Disney’s Nine Old Men” whose names were synonymous with Disney Animation from the Snow White era, began work on The Fox and the Hound characters and their relationships and then encouraged a whole new generation of young Disney animators including Glen Keane, Randy Cartwright, Ron Clements, and John Musker to build upon that foundation, completing the movie’s animation and effectively initiating a whole new chapter in Disney animation that would later culminate in movies like Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. The “Passing the Baton” segment also touches upon The Fox and the Hound’s underlying messages about friendship, racial prejudice, stereotyping, and bigotry. The “Art Gallery” features a large selection of original art from the movie and includes concept art rendered in both pastels and storyboard pencil sketches, live action footage shot with co-director Art Stevens acting as Amos Slade, footage of voice and musical talent, as well as merchandising and publicity art. Two captivating, eight-minute bonus shorts are also included. The 1951 Lambert the Sheepish Lion tells the story of a young lion cub mistakenly delivered to a mother sheep by a confused stork and promotes acceptance and tolerance of diversity and the 1941 Lend A Pawis a Mickey Mouse short in which Pluto rescues a drowning kitten and learns important lessons about kindness and acceptance.
Actors: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey
Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, PAL
Region: Region 4 for Australia
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release in: 2006