Learn the power of friendship in The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2, in a special 30th Anniversary 2-Movie Collection that features both movies in a single 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack. For the first time ever in high-definition, you can now experience the adventures of best friends Copper and Tod in an all-new digitally restored version of the original 1981 film and 2006 sequel.
Since my husband and I are children of the 80s and love all things Disney, you'd probably be surprised to know that up until a few days ago no one in our family had ever seen The Fox and The Hound… the original or the sequel. So, when it arrived, we all snuggled up and had a family movie marathon as we watched the adorable story of a friendship that beat the odds.
And, it was adorable, from opening credits to finish – which involved singing along to “Best of Friends” karaoke-style together. Since the day the Combo Pack arrived, our daughter has been talking all about Copper and Tod. We’ve used it as a great way to discuss doing the right thing, about being a good friend, and about friends who overcome the odds, which is a great conversation to start with a young child.
In addition to both full length movies, the Combo Pack also comes with numerous special features to make family movie night even more fun. From music videos, karaoke, and great behind-the-scenes segments, the bonus features were fun for the whole family. I don’t know about you, but we will be celebrating The Fox and The Hound 30th Anniversary all year long.
The Fox and the Hound 30th Anniversary Synopsis – When Tod, an orphaned fox cub meets Copper, a coonhound puppy, they make a pledge to be lifelong friends, not realizing that Copper is being groomed to hunt wild animals, including foxes. Copper spends the winter with his owner, Slade, and an older dog, Chief, tracking animals at a remote cabin. When they return, a lonely Tod eagerly greets his old playmate but is stunned when a reluctant Copper joins Slade and Chief to chase Tod through the forest. During the pursuit, Tod escapes but Chief is seriously injured. Seeking revenge, Copper hunts down Tod only to find himself confronting an even bigger enemy, which he and Tod must face together.
The Fox and the Hound 2 Synopsis – In The Fox and the Hound 2, music takes centerstage as Tod contemplates joining up with “The Singin’ Strays,” a group of harmonizing dogs appearing at the local county fair but dreaming of hitting the big time at the Grand OleOpry. While Tod does his best to fit in with his new friends, Copper finds himself relegated to “roadie,” a position he begins to resent. With the encouragement of Dixie, the “diva” of “The Singin” Strays,” Copper manages to sabotage an important audition. The next day, their differences forgotten, Copper and Tod team up and, using Copper’s superior tracking skills, they locate the Grand Ole Opry talent scout who signs “The Singin’ Strays” (minus Tod, who chooses his friendship with Copper over fame) on the spot.
Downloadable fun: Enjoy some kid-friendly activity sheets with mazes, games and coloring sheets will transform the traditional "ho-hum" afternoon into an exciting one! Also included are some clips from the film and bonus features.
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Suggested Retail Price: 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Blu-ray + 2 DVDs) = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada; 2-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada. You can also download a printable coupon for $5 off here.