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Characters: The Fox and the Hound

Tod

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
    • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 Furred 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.

Copper

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.

Widow Tweed

Voiced by: Jeanette Nolan (first film); Russi Taylor (midquel)

Big Mama

Voiced by: Pearl Bailey (first film); Monnae Michaell (midquel)

Dinkey and Boomer

Voiced by: Richard Bakalyan (Dinky); Paul Winchell (Boomer)

Vixey

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.

Amos Slade

Voiced by: Jack Albertson (first film); Jeff Bennett (midquel)

Chief

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

The Bear

Voiced by: Clarence Nash; Candy Candido (growling noises)