The Fox and the Hound 2 – Disneycember

A rough one to get through, a very, VERY rough one to get through. Doug takes a look at The Fox and the Hound 2.

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20 Comments on "The Fox and the Hound 2 – Disneycember"

starfall42
Guest

Some of the musical numbers look like they were trying to imitate “Home on the Range”, which came out two years earlier. Not exactly the best thing to imitate….

So yeah, Todd and Copper JOIN A BAND! Arg. You are totally right, this really does make the original look like Shakespeare by comparison.

Feeny-chan
Guest
I think the original doesn’t get as much praise as it should. It’s by no means perfect; there are some pacing issues that really lessen the impact of the film’s message, and some corny filler scenes/songs. It’s a film I’d love to see get a remake and maybe fix some of those problems the original had. More or less, Fox and the Hound 2 tried to do that exact same thing that Bambi 2 did (filling in narrative gaps), by trying to show Todd and Copper’s friendship as children BEFORE Copper goes away on that hunting trip later that autumn.… Read more »
Snorgatch Pandalume
Guest

Someone else commented on that too, that if you know what happens in the original it casts a pall over everything that happens in this one.

Jiro
Guest

It was a ruff one to get through.

PixelRelated
Guest

The movie is definitely dumb, but the animation is much better than “okay”. Just looking at the clips, there is a lot of really really smooth and well timed animation in there, along with a great sense of volume. Compare this to Beauty and the Beast 2 which you also said had “okay” animation. This is light-years beyond that. (still not a great movie, but well-animated).

Also, yeah, the trucks have to be CGI. It would take ages to animate that in 2D.

cannedfury
Guest

Sounds like the setup could have been about classism but they gave up partway through.

penpaninu
Guest

this reminds me of “Home on the range”; very good animation, bouncy colors and NO substance.

sizz_leteen
Guest

To do a sequel to one of Disney’s least well-known films was just such a strange idea to begin with. They didn’t even try to get the original film’s colour palette right.

RendingHalls
Guest

Regarding the artwork, this movie looks ok by itself, but compared to the original, it’s unrecognizable. The colours are totally off. The characters have been simplified. And the animation has way too much stretch-and-squash going on. The camera angles are very plain as well – the original had a lot more going on in that department.

sizz_leteen
Guest

So many pinks and purples!

Snorgatch Pandalume
Guest

There sure are a lot of swinging animal asses in this movie if what I saw in the review is anything to go by.
Wait a second. Tod has an owner? He’s a pet? I thought he was a wild animal. Serves me right for never watching the original.

Devil's Advocate
Guest

your assumption was half right, he is a pet but not a domesticated animal.

happymel
Guest

Ooh, I knew that this one would piss you off. Muahahahaha. The first Fox and the Hound made me sad as a kid so I purposely avoided this one. Then I somehow heard what it was about but I still didn’t want to see it. Although, I heard the soundtrack for this movie was pretty good if you like country.

taykel
Guest

I really hate this movie. It has to be the worst direct to DVD Disney sequel I have seen. At least so far. I haven’t seen all of them yet. Your review was truly spot on. Amen.

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

I remember one of my parental figure(either my mom or dad or I did ot I’m not too sure) rented this movie from blockbuster when I was 8 years old o watched it on my conputer and remembered liking it(yeah I had bad taste in movies I was that age). I probably won’t revisit it since what you said on it was that it was bad but o just remember that and wanted to share it in the comments

thatchickwithlonghair
Guest
thatchickwithlonghair

(Doug talking about the first movie)
“Whoa, it’s a really heavy and dark story”.

HAH.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

YOU SHOULD READ THE BOOK’S SUMMARY. HOLY SHIT.

CharlesMabe
Guest

…So you think Bambi is great but you don’t think much of The Fox and the Hound? Whatever, man.

No movie should be dumb, but some movies were never made to be analyzed. They were made to be felt. Bambi and The Fox and the Hound are two of those. I honestly think The Fox and the Hound is better than Bambi. The themes, the messages, the intellectual consistency– they’re all better or more valuable.

DisneyLover3
Guest

Anyone else surprised he didn’t even mention Reba McEntarian (Reba McEntire) lol?

DisneyLover3
Guest

Oops, I means McEntarier

ErichoTTA
Guest

Yeah, I wouldn’t want to see this one. I saw “The Fox And The Hound” a lot as a kid and loved it. Maybe it’s just nostalgia. It’s certainly better than this. You’re right, the animation’s good. Nothing else is, though.

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