The Fox And The Hound Essay

1310 Words Feb 15th, 2015 6 Pages
“Someday my prince will come” (Caselotti 0:01). Snow White, one of Disney’s original princesses, truly demonstrates Disney’s theme that “Prince Charming” will come and sweep the princess off of her feet, and they will live happily ever after. However, Disney had been criticized over the years for having this same plot in all of their movies. As a result, Disney movies have evolved from the typical Disney Princess being swept off her feet by her “Prince Charming,” to more modern themes. In the 1981 film, The Fox and the Hound, and other later Disney movies, also, new themes start to develop. A viewer can see the Disney writers start to highlight the importance of friendship. In The Fox and the Hound, the writers introduce two true friends, Tod and Copper. They use these friends to show that friendships are worth maintaining, no matter how difficult. Disney begins to move away from appealing to females with their romance themes and branch out to include males with themes they can also relate to, like friendship.
During the movie, Fox and Hound, begins by introducing Tod, the baby fox, to be abandoned by his parents. The movie then find that “Big Mamma,” an owl character, finds a good home for Tod with an elderly lady named Mrs. Tweed. Mrs. Tweed has a neighbor, Amos Slade, who is a hunter with a pup, known as Copper. Tod and Copper form a friendship and spend a good deal of time playing together. Tod quickly makes an enemy in Amos. For the rest of the film, Amos…

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