Characters: The Fox and the Hound
Voiced by: Keith Coogan (child, first movie); Mickey Rooney (adult, first movie); Jonah Bobo (child, midquel)
- Adorkable: Whenever he's around Vixey.
- Berserk Button: Do not threaten Vixey in any way. Or Copper, for that matter.
- Big Damn Heroes: When he saves Copper and Amos from the bear.
- Children Are Innocent: He and Copper have no idea that they're supposed to be enemies when they were children.
- Fiery Redhead: When the situation calls for it.
- The Hero: Tod is the main protagonist of the movie.
- Made of Iron: Survives being swatted by a bear multiple times and the rather long fall that apparently killed said bear.
- Missing Mom: In-Universe- He never does learn what happened to his mother when he was a kit.
- Meaningful Name: A Tod named Tod.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: If he had listened to Big Mama during the "Lack of Education" song or had gone back home when Copper told him to, Chief wouldn't have gotten injured and his relationship with Copper probably wouldn't have become strained. Oh, and he'd probably still be living comfortably with Widow Tweed.
- He would've never met Vixey though.
- Official Couple: With Vixey.
- Papa Wolf: Todd would normally run from Copper and Amos when they were after him. However when they almost harm Vixey he fights them off with sheer ferocity. Even wounding his former friend.
- Red-Headed Hero: He's a red fox and is The Hero.
- Too Dumb to Live: For disregarding Big Mama's "Lack of Education" lesson, which was complete with animal skins and implements used to trap/kill wildlife.
- Not only that, but he completely blows off Copper when he tries to tell him to go home. And later, he ignores Vixie's warning about the forest being too quiet, which results in him nearly getting trapped and both foxes being smoked out of their den. For a fox, Tod sure does have his fair share of these moments.
- Undying Loyalty: To Copper, and later to Vixey.
Voiced by: Corey Feldman (child, first movie); Kurt Russell (adult, first movie); Harrison Fahn (child, midquel)
- Children Are Innocent: He and Tod are BFFs as kids, unaware and uncaring that society expects them to hate each other. This changes after they grow up.
- Face-Heel Turn: Until Tod saves him from a bear.
- Go Through Me: He shields Tod from Amos' gun at the end and gives his master a Heel Realization.
- Hero Antagonist: Becomes this after his Face-Heel Turn. He gets better, though.
- The Lancer
- Made of Iron: Survives getting knocked around by a friggin' grizzly long enough for Tod to step in and save him.
- Missing Mom / Disappeared Dad: We assume he was taken from both parents when Amos bought him. They are never seen or heard from in either movie.
- Undying Loyalty: To Chief, Amos, and, ultimately, Tod.
- What Have I Done: Outright blames himself for Chief's injuries due to his letting Todd escape.
- Immediately followed Mood Whiplash Goes from this to swearing Revenge in about three seconds flat.
- At the climax Tod saves Copper from being killed by the bear, and barely survives falling down a waterfall with it, collapsing at the riverbank. As Copper approaches, he is amazed that Tod saved him, despite everything that happened, and now feels genuinely remorseful for what he's done to him. Then he steps in between Amos' gun & Tod refusing to move away, and Amos lowers his gun.
- You Killed My Father: He does blame Tod for nearly getting Chief killed.
Voiced by: Jeanette Nolan (first film); Russi Taylor (midquel)
- Apron Matron
- Cool Old Lady: She grabs Amos' gun from him and blows a hole in his car engine. Woman is badass.
- Mama Bear: She is very protective of Tod.
- Parental Substitute
Voiced by: Pearl Bailey (first film); Monnae Michaell (midquel)
- The Matchmaker: With Tod and Vixey.
- The Mentor: Acts as one to Tod as he grows up.
- The Owl-Knowing One
- Team Mom
Dinkey and Boomer
Voiced by: Richard Bakalyan (Dinky); Paul Winchell (Boomer)
- Butt Monkey
- Plucky Comic Relief: And believe me, this movie needs ever bit of comic relief it can get.
- Running Gag: Them trying and failing to catch Squeaks the caterpillar.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Boomer is the Sensitive Guy and Dinky is the Manly Man.
- Sidekicks: Both are this to Big Mama.
- Super-Persistent Predator: When it comes to catching Squeaks.
- Those Two Guys
Voiced by: Sandy Duncan
- Falling in Love Montage: "Appreciate the Lady."
- First Girl Wins: Is the first female fox that Tod meets (though she's also the only one he meets).
- Genre Savvy: Knows something's up when the forest around them becomes unusually silent one morning. Tod, on the other hand...
- A Lizard Named Liz: Her name is derived from "vixen" and she's, well, a vixen.
- Official Couple: With Tod.
- Satellite Love Interest: She has barely any personality, due to being introduced around the time Tod was put in the nature reserve, and meeting and immediately triggering Tod's affections within two minutes of her first appearance. She is implied to have known Big Mama for some time from the sound of her introduction, but that's pretty much all we know about her besides the fact she and Tod love each other.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Dixie, Vixey, Trixie, or Vixie?
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She completely vanishes during the bear fight scene, showing up again only in the very final scene with Tod.
- She kept running when Tod turned back to fight the bear.
Voiced by: Jack Albertson (first film); Jeff Bennett (midquel)
- Anti-Villain: Amos Slade is a Jerkass but not a bad guy, and he doesn't see his career of hunting as a bad thing. The only time he actually does anything illegal is when Chief almost dies thanks to Tod and he's determined to get Tod's pelt even though hunting isn't allowed in that area, but backs off when Copper shows Amos that Tod is his friend.
- Bad Boss: Subverted. He's not a nice person within any stretch of the imagination, but he cares for his dogs. He lets Chief sleep inside the house after the dog is wounded and is willing to break the law to avenge Chief's near-death, which he blames on Tod.
- Berserk Button: Do not mess with this man's dogs. You will regret it if you do.
- Big Bad: Anti-villainy or not.
- Corrupt Hick
- Grumpy Old Man
- Egomaniac Hunter
- Evil Poacher: Averted, as Slade only poaches once in the film, but that is out of revenge.
- Expy: Amos Slade's character is partially based on the following: Humbert, Man, and Jed Clampett from the Beverly Hillbillies, The Master from the original novel in 1967.
- Heel Realization: When in the end, Copper defends Tod from him.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Amos gets caught in his own bear trap. He survives.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy.
- It's Personal: He is determined to avenge Chief after he is almost killed.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Knight Templar
- Nice Hat
- Papa Wolf / Pet the Dog: Cranky old recluse that he might be, he treats both of his dogs quite well and is willing to risk federal prosecution just to avenge one of them.
- A Real Man Is a Killer
- Revenge Before Reason
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Breaching the game preserve to hunt Tod was this for him, as it was a personal challenge after he blamed Tod for almost killing Chief.
- Super Persistent Hunter: After Chief's accident, he is bent on killing Tod. Not even anti-hunting laws and Tod saving his life can discourage him.
- Trigger Happy:
- Ungrateful Bastard: He is even willing to kill Tod after the fox saves his life. Copper gets him to come to his senses, though.
- Villain Song: "A Huntin' Man".
Voiced by: Pat Burtram (first film); Rob Paulsen (midquel); Frank Welker (barking noises)
- Anti-Villain: He is supposed to chase Tod because he is a hunting dog.
- Disney Death: He gets hit by a train and falls from a bridge, but walks away with only a broken leg. Rare case of this happening to an antagonistic character in a Disney movie.
- The Dragon: He's Amos' top huntin' dog, although Copper is being trained to eventually take his place.
- Grumpy Old Dog
- Heel-Face Turn: We can assume that he no longer hates Tod because he saved his master and his adopted son from a bear.
- Also because he got to live in a life of luxury indoors while recovering.
- Hero Antagonist: He's technically a villain, but one that the audience cares about.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Made of Iron: How he survived getting hit by a train and a long fall.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Played with - he's Copper's mentor/father figure and is seriously wounded by a train.
- Parental Substitute / The Obi Wan: To Copper.
- Old Dog
Voiced by: Clarence Nash; Candy Candido (growling noises)
- Badass: Which is to be expected; it is a bear after all.
- Bears Are Bad News: Oh yes.
- Disney Villain Death: Falls down a waterfall when attempting to kill Tod.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The bear falls to his death because he took a swing at Tod atop a log, breaking it to pieces, while forgetting that he himself was standing on the log as well.
- Knight of Cerebus: Takes things in the movie to a whole different level.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: The red eyes make him look like a spawn from hell.