The Fox and the Hound 2
|The Fox and the Hound 2|
|Directed by||Jim Kammerud|
|Produced by||Ferrell Barron|
|Written by||Roger S.H. Schulman|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
|Release dates||December 12, 2006|
|Running time||69 minutes|
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.
Best friends Tod, a fox cub, (Jonah Bobo) and Copper, a hound puppy, (Harrison Fahn) visit a country fair when they see a band of dogs called "The Singin' Strays". The band has five members: Dixie (Reba McEntire), Cash (Patrick Swayze), Granny Rose (Vicki Lawrence), and twin brothers Waylon and Floyd (both Jim Cummings). 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, 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 upon promising that he 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 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. 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 and therefore the band breaks up. Tod is sorry for ruining everything, and is brought home by 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 play with Tod again.
- Jonah Bobo as Tod
- Harrison Fahn as Copper
- Patrick Swayze as Cash
- Reba McEntire as Dixie
- Jeff Foxworthy as Lyle
- Vicki Lawrence as Granny Rose
- Rob Paulsen as Chief
- Jim Cummings as Waylon & Floyd
- Stephen Root as Winchell P. Bickerstaff (the Talent Scout)
- Russi Taylor as Widow Tweed
- Jeff Bennett as Amos Slade
|The Fox and the Hound 2 Soundtrack Album|
|Soundtrack album by Various Artists|
|Released||November 21, 2006|
|Label||Walt Disney Records|
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.
- Friends for Life - vocals One Flew South and composer Marcus Hummon. Best friends song. A Bluegrass meets Folk Rock song according to Marcus. The album features the full version of this song, which was cut shorter for the film.
- Nashville 7 - score composed by Joel McNeely and Mike Marshall.
- We're in Harmony - performed by Chip Davis, music and lyrics by Will Robinson.
- Hound Dude - singer Josh Gracin, composer Will Robinson. A pun on Hound Dog, a backstage view of being a popular performer.
- Depressed Dixie - score composed by Joel McNeely. Late at night, howling at the moon with Dixie at a bar, over a bowl of kibbles. A background of the down times of the performing business, that the performers state they can all relate to.
- Good Doggy, No Bone! Performed by Reba McEntire, composer Marcus Hummon
- Sticky Hound Puppy - score composed by Joel McNeely.
- Blue Beyond - lead vocals Trisha Yearwood, composer Gordon Kennedy and Blair Masters. Even though it is raining everything is down, I will always be there. Gordon compares this song to the timeless When You Wish Upon A Star, and Trisha states that "if he was trying to write a classic, I think he did."
- We Go Together - vocals with the Singin' Strays - performed by Little Big Town composer Marcus Hummon. The main theme of the whole movie.
- You Know I Will - Lucas Grabeel, also a music video version on the additional bonus features section. Music and lyrics by Gordon Kennedy.
- Sad Puppy Blues - score composed by Joel McNeely.
- We're in Harmony - performed by the Singin' Strays - Dixie, Cash, Granny, Waylon and Floyd, with Copper. Music and lyrics by Will Robinson.
- "The Fox and the Hound 2": DVD, 2006 - credits for songs as listed at the end of the film.'
- The Fox and the Hound 2 : DVD, Backstage Disney , 'the making of the music of the Fox and the Hound 2'
- 'CD-Soundtrack Wonderland Music Company BMI, Walt Disney Records. '
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- Official website
- The Fox and the Hound 2 at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- The Fox and the Hound 2 at the Internet Movie Database
- The Fox and the Hound 2 Official Disney DVD site
- DVD Review at UltimateDisney.com
- Director Jim Kammerud on The Fox and the Hound 2 Animated News & Views interview
- The soundtrack on Allmusic