New Release: The Fox and the Hound/The Fox and the Hound II Blu-ray and DVD

The Fox and the Hound movie scene

The original The Fox and the Hound from 1981.

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s delivered Blu-ray and DVD combo packs of The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2 on Aug. 9, 2011.

As we reported earlier, the 1981 animated film The Fox and the Hound (featuring the voices of Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell) and its 2006 DVD premiere movie prequel The Fox and the Hound 2 (with voices provided by Reba McEntire and Patrick Swayze) were released as 30th Anniversary 2-Movie Collection packs.

Here’s the breakdown and list prices on the Blu-ray and DVD sets:

3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($39.99 srp)
1 Blu-ray Disc that has both films on it
1 DVD of The Fox and the Hound
1 DVD of The Fox and the Hound 2

2-DVD Set ($29.99 srp)
1 DVD of The Fox and the Hound
1 DVD of The Fox and the Hound 2

Okay, now here’s a comprehensive list of the special features that appear on the releases:

Blu-ray disc:

  • New featurette “Unlikely Friends:” A collection of unlikely friendships in the animal kingdom

DVDs:
The Fox and the Hound:

  • “Best of Friends” Sing-A-Long – Viewers are invited to sing along with Pearl Bailey on this Walt Disney Classic Song.
  • “Passing the Baton: Making of The Fox and the Hound” – This feature allows fans to take a deeper look at this little bit of Disney history as legendary animators hand over the reins to a new generation.

The Fox and the Hound 2 :

  • “You Know I Will” music video – High School Musical star Lucas Grabeel sings this end-credit song.
  • “The Making of the Music” – Music is the center stage in The Fox and the Hound 2. As such, this featurette showcases how the songs in the film were created with Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood and some of the hottest performers in Nashville. Viewers will further discover how animation and music work together to further enhance a classic story.

Here’s the trailer for the Blu-ray release:

 

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