The Fox and the Hound 2

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The Fox and the Hound 2
Directed byJim Kammerud
Produced byFerrell Barron
Screenplay by
Starring
Music byJoel McNeely
Edited by
  • Jennifer Dolce
  • Ron Price
Production
company
Distributed byWalt Disney Home Entertainment
Release date
  • December 12, 2006 (2006-12-12)
Running time
69 minutes
LanguageEnglish

The Fox and the Hound 2 is a 2006 American animated direct-to-video movie. It was produced by DisneyToon Studios. It is a followup to the 1981 Disney animated movie The Fox and the Hound. The movie was directed by Jim Kammerud. It was released on December 12, 2006. The story of the movie takes place during the childhood of Tod and Copper. In this movie, Copper wants to join a band of singing stray dogs. The movie features the voices of Reba McEntire and Patrick Swayze. The movie had an official soundtrack album released on November 21, 2006.

Plot[change | change source]

The movie opens with Tod and Copper chasing a cricket together. They see a line of trucks bringing the county fair to town. Copper is mesmerized by the sound of dogs singing together in an old school bus with "The Singin' Strays" painted on the side. The pair are eager to go see the fair, but when Copper's clumsy tracking skills disappoint his master Amos Slade yet again, the pup is tied up in the yard while Slade and Chief go to the fair without him. Tod arrives and pulls Copper's collar off. The two friends head to the fair.

Tod and Copper get to meet The Singin' Strays. The band has five members: Dixie, Cash, Granny Rose, and twin brothers Waylon and Floyd. It is important that they perform well because a talent scout from the Grand Ole Opry will be at the fair. Cash and Dixie get into an argument. Dixie walks off before their performance, forcing them to go on stage without her. During the show, Copper sings along. Cash invites Copper up on stage to sing with them. The musical number is a success. Cash invites Copper to join the band. Copper joins the band after Tod lies that Copper is a stray. Copper spends the entire day with Cash, forgetting his promise to watch fireworks with Tod.

Dixie finds Tod and sympathizes with his feelings of abandonment. During their conversation, Tod tells Dixie that Copper is not a stray. Dixie then hatches a plan to get Copper kicked out of the band. Tod sneaks into Chief's barrel, luring him and Slade to the fair in a wild chase. The chase leads to widespread mayhem in the fair. The Singin' Strays' performance is sabotaged right in front of the talent scout Mr. Bickerstaff. Copper is fired from the band and returns home with Slade. Granny Rose and the rest of the members of Cash's band feel quite sorry for Copper about this. This causes the band to break up. Tod tries to apologize to Copper, but Copper is angry at the fox for ruining everything. Tod is brought home by his owner, Widow Tweed. Along the way, Tweed narrowly misses being hit by the talent scout's car. Bickerstaff's hat flies off and lands on Tod.

The following day, Tod and Copper admit their mistakes and are friends again. Hoping to make up for his doings, Tod gives Bickerstaff's hat to Copper. Copper uses it to track down the talent scout at a local diner. Tod tricks Cash and Dixie into thinking the other is in trouble. The entire band end up meeting up at the diner. Copper convinces the band the importance of harmony. The Singin' Strays howl a reprise of their song We're in Harmony, attracting the attention of the talent scout and reuniting the band. Impressed with the band, he arranges for the dogs to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. The movie ends with Copper choosing to leave the band and play with Tod again.

Cast[change | change source]

Reception[change | change source]

Kevin Carr of 7M Pictures gave the movie two stars out of five. He said that "“The Fox and the Hound 2” is never going to live down as a classic, but it isn’t terrible. It falls somewhere in the middle of the Disney DVD sequel spectrum."[1]

John J. Puccio of Movie Metropolis gave the movie 4/10. He said that "Like most sequels, it's a pale imitation of the original."[2]

On the website Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has a 20% "rotten" rating and an average rating of 4/10 based on 10 reviews.[3]

Soundtrack[change | change source]

The Fox and the Hound 2 Soundtrack Album
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedNovember 21, 2006
Recorded2005 — 2006
GenreCountry, Country pop
LabelWalt Disney
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[4]

The Fox and the Hound 2 Soundtrack Album is the soundtrack album to the movie. It has songs from Reba McEntire, who was the voice of Dixie in the movie. It also has songs from other well-known artists. They include Trisha Yearwood, Chip Davis, and Little Big Town. Composer Joel McNeely has a few score tracks on the album: "Depressed Dixie", "Sad Puppy Blues", "Nashville 7", and "Sticky Hound Puppy". The Fox and the Hound 2 Soundtrack Album features a combination of country and bluegrass writers. Performers were found in Nashville by Disney according to the music supervisor Kimberly Oliver, and Matt Walker Senior VP, DisneyToon Studios. Background music score composer Joel McNeely composed bluegrass music for setting the moods of scenes. They were performed by many famous bluegrass performers.[5][6]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Performer(s) Length
1. "Friends for Life"  Marcus HummonOne Flew South 4:00
2. "Nashville 7"  Joel McNeely and Mike Marshall  1:41
3. "We're in Harmony"  Will RobinsonChip Davis 1:29
4. "Hound Dude"  Will RobinsonJosh Gracin 2:17
5. "Depressed Dixie"  Joel McNeely  1:28
6. "Good Doggy, No Bone!"  Marcus HummonReba McEntire 3:13
7. "Sticky Hound Puppy"  Joel McNeely  2:48
8. "Blue Beyond"  Gordon Kennedy and Blair MastersTrisha Yearwood 3:08
9. "We Go Together"  Marcus HummonLittle Big Town with The Singin' Strays 3:09
10. "You Know I Will"  Gordon KennedyLucas Grabeel 3:21
11. "Sad Puppy"  Joel McNeely  2:16
12. "We're in Harmony (Finale)[7]"  Will RobinsonThe Singin' Strays with Copper 1:53

References[change | change source]

  1. Kevin Carr. ""THE FOX AND THE HOUND 2" DVD Review by Kevin Carr". 7mpictures.com. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  2. John J. Puccio. "FOX AND THE HOUND 2, THE - DVD review". moviemet.com. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  3. "The Fox and the Hound 2". Flixster. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  4. The Fox and the Hound 2 at AllMusic
  5. "The Fox and the Hound 2": DVD, 2006 - credits for songs as listed at the end of the movie.
  6. The Fox and the Hound 2 DVD: Backstage Disney: "The making of the music of The Fox and the Hound 2"
  7. CD-Soundtrack Wonderland Music Company BMI, Walt Disney Records.

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