The warm weather has given way to a quick cold snap so what is better than to curl up on the couch for some movie time with the kids. Today we checked out an old classic with its newer sequel and weren’t disappointed.
First up was Disney ‘The Fox and the Hound’.
This is a good old fashioned family movie about overcoming your differences. Set in the farmlands it tells the story of Tod an orphaned fox and his friendship with Copper a puppy being groomed as a hunting dog. Although these two do not know that they are destined to normally grow up as enemies they form a bond of friendship. As the story progresses this friendship is put to the test.
Then it was time to tackle the sequel – The Fox and the Hound 2.
Although little master (five) decided he wouldn’t like it before it started he sat and watched the whole thing transfixed. This story returns to the story of Tod and Copper’s youthful friendship (set somewhere midway through the first film). Again it is the story of two unlikely friends and their adventures when the fair comes to town. This film is more happy going with plenty of singing and dancing provided by new characters Cash (Patrick Swayze), Dixie (Reba McEntire) and the Singin’ strays band. Again a question of destiny and loyalty must be answered.
Both kids loved the films, as did I. These are great additions to any collection and perfect for keeping the kids entertained on a day in-doors whilst showing them the importance of true friendship.
The Fox and The Hound is releasing as a special 30th Anniversary edition for the first time ever in high-definition in a digitally restored version of the 1981 original. Both titles feature and all-star voice cast including Patrick Swayze and Kurt Russel and release to Disney DVD on 5 October, 2011.
With thanks to Porter Novelli and Disney, I have a copy of these films to giveaway.
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What is your favourite thing to do with the kids on a cold wintery day?
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