The Fox and the Hound 2

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The Fox and the Hound 2
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Directed by Jim Kammerud
Produced by Ferrell Barron
Written by Roger S.H. Schulman
Starring Reba McEntire
Patrick Swayze
Jonah Bobo
Harrison Fahn
Jeff Foxworthy
Vicki Lawrence
Stephen Root
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release dates December 12, 2006 (2006-12-12)
Running time 69 minutes
Language English

The Fox and the Hound 2 is a 2006 direct-to-video DVD midquel to the 1981 Disney animated film The Fox and the Hound. It was produced by DisneyToon Studios, directed by Jim Kammerud, and features the voice talents of Patrick Swayze and Reba McEntire. The story of the film takes place during the youth of Tod and Copper, in which Copper is tempted to join a band of singing stray dogs.

Plot

Best friends Tod, a fox cub, and Copper, a hound puppy, visit a country fair when they see a band of dogs called "The Singin' Strays". The band has five members: Cash, Dixie, 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 then get into an argument, and Dixie walks off before their performance, forcing them to go on stage without her. During the show, Copper sings along, and Cash invites the pup up on stage to sing with them. The musical number is a success. Cash invites Copper to join the band, which he does after Tod lies that he is a stray. Copper spends the entire day with Cash, forgetting his promise to watch the fireworks with Tod. Dixie finds Tod and sympathizes with his feelings of abandonment. During their conversation, Tod lets it slip that Copper isn't a stray, and Dixie hatches a plan to get Copper out of the band with Tod's help. Tod lures Copper's owner, Slade, to the fair in a wild chase. The chase leads to widespread mayhem in the fair, and the Singin' Strays' performance is sabotaged right in front of the talent scout, Mr. Bickerstaff. After finding out that Copper has an owner, Cash fires Copper from the band and returns home with Slade. Granny Rose and the rest of the members of the band feel sorry for Copper about this and the band therefore breaks up. Tod tries to apologise to Copper for ruining everything and is brought home by his owner, Widow Tweed. Along the way, Tweed narrowly misses being hit by the talent scout's car, and Bickerstaff's hat flies off and lands on Tod.

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

Voice cast

Soundtrack

The Fox and the Hound 2 Soundtrack Album
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released November 21, 2006
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre Country, Country pop
Label Walt Disney
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Fox and the Hound 2 Soundtrack Album is the album containing songs from Reba McEntire, who was the voice of Dixie in the film, as well as other well-known artists such as 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 and 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 instrumental songs Joel McNeely. Bluegrass music for setting the moods of scenes, performed by several famous bluegrass performers.[2][3]

Track listing

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

References

  1. ^ The Fox and the Hound 2 at AllMusic
  2. ^ "The Fox and the Hound 2": DVD, 2006 - credits for songs as listed at the end of the film.'
  3. ^ The Fox and the Hound 2 : DVD, Backstage Disney , 'the making of the music of the Fox and the Hound 2'
  4. ^ 'CD-Soundtrack Wonderland Music Company BMI, Walt Disney Records. '

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