Top 10 Moments from The Fox and the Hound (1981)

An now we take a look back at some of the memorable moments from the first Disney animated movie of the 1980 decade The Fox and The Hound that follows the journey of a fox and a hound dog who become best friends as kids and then become enemies into adulthood.
The Top Ten
1 Copper Meets Tod

Tod and Copper's first meeting sparked an unlikely friendship that would last until they are pitted against each other in adulthood.

Ooh, childhood memories. This moment is so cute. I used to love it as a kid!

2 Widow Tweed Leaves Todd
3 Copper Protects Tod from Amos Slade

Amos Slade, I know you can live here on Earth, just so long as you take good care of the animals and their habitats instead of trying to destroy them all. The only ones who really belong here are the animals. All the rest of us have in common is our dream of a better life. All we got in common is planet Earth.

Copper, just because Amos treats you like his pet doesn't mean you are. The thing that matters most is what you think of yourself. Don't take that hunter's advice. Be a good dog. Forest animals are part of life on Earth. Maybe it's time to start following your heart.

4 Tod vs. Copper

Very intense scene as Todd and Copper, now grown up, are forced to be enemies. In this scene, while Vixey flees, Todd stays behind to fend off his former best friend Copper in a vicious standoff. Upon seeing this, it's hard to believe these two were ever the best of friends.

5 Bear Attack
6 Big Mama Tells Tod the Cold Hard Truth

Todd tries to say goodbye to Copper before he, Amos, and Chief leave for their hunting trip but misses them. As they leave, Big Mama tells him the cold hard truth: he and Copper are actually enemies. Copper is going to grow up to be a trained killer, and if Todd continues to pal around with him, he's going to end up dead. Of course, Todd, being naive, assumes that he and Copper will always be friends. To which Big Mama responds, "Forever is a very long time, and time has a way of changing people."

Naturally, by nature, Big Mama, you think Tod and Copper are supposed to be enemies, but no. They're both part of the canine family. The cold hard truth? I guess you need to keep looking.

7 Widow Tweed Snaps at Amos Slade
8 Tod Reunites with Copper

Despite Big Mama's warnings, Todd goes to see Copper anyway. Even though he's happy to see him again, Copper informs him that he shouldn't be here and that their days of being friends are over. This is not what Todd wanted to hear. Not long after, Chief wakes up, alerting Amos to his presence.

9 Tod Gets Chased by Chief and Amos Slade
10 Tod Meets Vixey

After a horrible first day in the wild, Big Mama attempts to cheer him up with Vixey, a female fox's help, with which Tod becomes smitten.

The Contenders
11 Tod and Copper Pledge Eternal Friendship
12 Squeaks Emerges as a Butterfly
13 Widow Tweed Adopts Tod
14 The Ending
15 Chief Gets Hit by a Train and Almost Dies
16 Chief Meets Copper
17 Dinky and Boomer Try to Catch Squeaks
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