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The Titular Fox and Hound

Click here to see Tod as a kit. 

Voiced by: Keith Coogan (child, first movie), Mickey Rooney (adult, first movie), Jonah Bobo (child, midquel); Maïk Darah (child, first movie), Morvan Salez (adult, first movie), Gwenvin Sommier (child, midquel) (European French dub)
Voiced in Swedish by: Niklas Rygert (child), Tommy Körberg (adult) (first movie), Daniel Melén (midquel)

Tod is a fox and one of the titular protagonists. He becomes best friends with Copper the hound dog, despite the two being natural enemies.

  • Adaptational Heroism: In the novel, Tod intentionally lured Chief to the tracks to be killed. In this adaptation, it was a genuine accident on his part.
  • Babies Ever After: Discussed. Vixey makes a casual remark that she thinks "Six would be just right." Tod isn't sure what she's talking about.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He was heartbroken when Copper turned on him. When he and Amos brought Vixie into the situation however, the hatred became very mutual and he began fighting back with equal viciousness.
  • Be Yourself: After getting carried away trying to impress Vixey to no avail, Tod gets this advice from Big Mama. It works a lot better in winning Vixey over.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When he saves Copper and Amos from the bear.
  • Childhood Friends: With Copper.
  • Children Are Innocent: He and Copper have no idea that they're supposed to be enemies when they were children.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": A tod (i.e. male fox) named Tod.
  • Fatal Flaw: He underestimates Chief and Amos repeatedly and doesn't think Copper would ever turn against him. Big Mama lampshades this in her Warning Song.
  • Fiery Redhead: Zigzagged. Tod is a red fox and is usually gentle and mild-mannered, but when the situation calls for it, he can be fierce and menacing.
  • From Stray to Pet: Zigzagged. Tod originally was taken in by Tweed when he was an orphaned cub. However, when he became an adult, she decided to abandon him in the wild to protect from a vengeful Amos.
  • Genre Blind: Doesn't heed Vixie's warning of going into a part of the forest that's "too quiet". Turns out Amos and Copper were waiting there in ambush.
  • Happily Adopted: Tod was given a loving and nurturing home with Widow Tweed.
  • The Hero: Tod is the main protagonist of the movie.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: He's very idealistic, tends to see the best in others, and does not understand why being a fox should prevent him from being friends with Copper. He also risks his life to save Copper and Amos from a bear, despite them trying to kill him just moments earlier.
  • Instant Expert: Zigzagged. Tod's wilderness survival skills are very poor, and indeed, almost get Vixey and himself killed, while his skills at running from dogs are something he's been cultivating since kithood. His capability when it comes to fighting off bears, however, comes out of the blue.
  • Keet: As a kit in the original film and midquel he is quite the playful and energetic youngster. More so than Copper, at that. He has mainly outgrown this as an adult.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Tod gets a little carried away in his attempts to impress Vixey. Thankfully, Big Mama's there to help, advising Tod to be himself.
  • Made of Iron: Survives note  being swatted by a bear multiple times and the rather long fall that apparently killed said bear.
  • Man Bites Man: When Copper is chasing him and Vixie, Tod goes on the offensive and bites Copper's neck, then chomps down on Copper's paw when he traps Tod and Vixie in their den.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tod" means "Fox" in old English. However, he receives his name from Tweed for being "Such a little toddler."
  • Nice Guy: Friendly, caring, kind, loyal, sweet, selfless, warm, and gentle.
  • 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.
  • No Social Skills: Due to being domesticated for most of his life, he has some rude awakenings during his friendship with Copper and especially after being released into the wild.
  • Not What It Looks Like:
    • A lot of Amos' vendetta with Tod is caused by the latter unwittingly framing himself as antagonizing his property. At one point Amos spots him mid-chase with Chief after a bunch of chickens have been let out and are outrunning Tod.
    • A later instance of this which finally costs Todd his friendship with Copper is when Todd inadvertently leads a pursuing Chief onto a railroad trestle, resulting in Chief being struck and badly injured by an oncoming engine. Both Copper and Amos think it was done on purpose and swear to kill Todd if it's the last thing they ever do.
  • Official Couple: With Vixey.
  • Raised by Humans: Tod is raised by an old widow woman after his real mother is killed by hunters.
  • Raised In Captivity: Tod has been raised by humans since cubhood, so being let into a forest comes as an issue to him. He adapts relatively easily.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He's shown with red irises when snarling at Copper.
  • Red Is Heroic: He's a red fox and is The Hero.
  • Save the Villain: Despite Copper joining Amos' efforts to kill him, Tod can't bring himself to let the bear kill Copper.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Tod dies out of exhaustion from being hunted by Copper in the novel. He is saved by Copper in this film.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Copper, and later to Vixey.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Gender-flipped. Tod 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.
  • We Used to Be Friends: At the end Tod and Copper go their separate ways, but they remember what good friends they used to be.

Click here to see Copper as a pup. 

Voiced by: Corey Feldman (child, first movie), Kurt Russell (adult, first movie), Harrison Fahn (child, midquel); Jackie Berger (child, first movie), Marc François (adult, first movie), Lewis Weill (child, midquel) (European French dub)
Voiced in Swedish by: Fredrik Kjellqvist (child), Johannes Brost (adult) (first movie), Sam Molavi (midquel)

Copper is a hound dog (specifically a coonhound from the look of him, or more specifically, a bloodhound/coonhound cross) and one of the titular protagonists. He becomes best friends with Tod the fox, despite the two being natural enemies.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Copper saves Tod in this adaptation, unlike how he was still chasing to kill Tod in the book. Also, while Copper was jealous of Chief in the books and quite happy to see his demise, Copper was left emotionally wrought when Chief nearly meets the same fate in the film. Also, in the original novel, he goes after Tod because he was trained to do so. In the film, he goes after him because of what had happened to Chief.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He was genuinely pissed at Tod for the latter almost accidentally killing Chief.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: Attempts to break off his friendship with Tod once he becomes an adult, knowing that attempting to continue it will likely end badly for Tod.
  • Childhood Friends: With Tod.
  • 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.
  • Coming of Age Story: The winter hunting trip depicts Copper's growing up from a playful puppy to a skilled hunting dog.
  • Determinator: Copper is hellbent on trying to catch and kill Tod near the end of the movie. This later switches to fighting tooth and nail against the bear in order to protect Amos from death. Even when he's clearly outmatched, Copper just keeps getting up and only stops when the bear lands several critical blows against him.
  • Deuteragonist: Tod is clearly the main focus character.
  • The Dragon: He's trained to take Chief's place as Amos' top hunting dog and in the climax he helps Amos to get his revenge on Tod. He gets better, obviously.
  • 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.
    • Puts himself in harm's way to protect Amos from the bear and fights like hell to survive.
  • Happily Adopted: Even though Amos and Chief could be strict, they do genuinely care for Copper.
  • Hero Antagonist: During the third act, he tries to help Amos hunt down and kill Tod until Tod saves them from the bear.
  • Heroic Dog: He does his best to protect Amos from a bear. It then switches to Heroic Fox.
  • Innocence Lost: A non-malicious version. When he comes home a trained hunting dog, he knows to break off his friendship with Tod, aware now that the fox will doom himself if it persists.
  • Made of Iron: Survives getting knocked around by a friggin' grizzly long enough for Tod to step in and save him.
  • Meaningful Name: Named for the fact he of course, has copper-colored fur.
  • Morality Pet: Literally to Amos, and he's the one who prevents him from shooting Tod at the end and prompts his Heel Realization. He's also one to Chief. In general, most of Chief's and Amos' Pet the Dog moments during the movie are linked to him.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Outright blames himself for Chief's injuries due to his letting Tod escape. Immediately followed by Mood Whiplash as he 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. Copper approaches, amazed Tod—the very fox he tried to hunt—saved his life, 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.
  • The Nose Knows: Being a hound dog, this comes quite naturally to him and he's extremely good at tracking, showing an ability to track down Tod where Chief might go right past the fox's hiding place. It's also easy to note that he looks extremely alarmed just seconds before the bear shows up near the end of the movie: he clearly picked up the scent and knew that he and Amos needed to get away from there, fast.
  • Oh, Crap!: At the climax when chasing Tod, Copper picks of the scent of something that frightens him. Which turns out to be the bear.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: When standing up to Slade at the end Copper gives a defiant but earnest use of this trope. It works.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the novel, Amos has to go to a retirement home and does a Mercy Kill on Copper. He is living at the end of the Disney film.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Chief, Amos, and, ultimately, Tod.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Like Tod, he was much more playful and innocent when he was younger, before things went Darker and Edgier.
  • Weak, but Skilled: In contrast to Chief being Unskilled, but Strong. Copper is extremely good at tracking and it's difficult for Tod to get Copper off his trail. But Tod can also fight fairly evenly with Copper, whereas he stands no chance against Chief.
  • We Used to Be Friends: At the end Tod and Copper go their separate ways, but they remember what good friends they used to be.
  • You Killed My Father: Downplayed. While Chief isn't killed, Copper does blame Tod for nearly getting Chief killed.

Tod's Allies

    Widow Tweed
Voiced by: Jeanette Nolan (first film), Russi Taylor (midquel); Jane Val (first film), Claude Chantal (midquel) (European French dub)
Voiced in Swedish by: Karin Miller (first film)

Widow Tweed is one of the main protagonists and is the caretaker of Tod.

  • Apron Matron:
    • Widow Tweed is kind and caring towards her animals, especially Tod, but if you mess with any of them, you will face the consequences.
    • She tries to be stern with Tod when he misbehaves, but admits that she can't stay mad at him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She may be a nice old lady, but don't try to mess with her animals. Just ask Amos.
  • Cool Old Lady: She grabs Amos' gun from him and blows a hole in his car engine. Woman is badass.
  • Demoted to Extra: She's not in the midquel very much, although she fares better than some other characters.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Just look at the way she treats Tod. She also owns a cow and a few chickens.
  • Good Samaritan: The Widow will help others in need no matter who they are—human, animal, friend or enemy. When Tod was left alone after his mother ran before getting killed, she took him in. When Slade gets injured because he stepped in one of his traps, she wastes no time bandaging him despite all the trouble he caused trying to kill Tod.
  • Granny Classic: A kindly old lady who adopts the orphaned Tod.
  • Mama Bear: She is very protective of Tod.
  • Never Mess with Granny: "Amos Slade, you trigger-happy lunatic! Give me that gun!"
  • Nice Girl: Kind, gentle, motherly, considerate, and sentimental.
  • Parental Substitute: To Tod, obviously.
  • Shoo the Dog: The saddest scene in the film, and she provides the trope page quote.

    Big Mama
Voiced by: Pearl Bailey (first film); Paule Emanuele (European French dub)
Voiced in Swedish by: Birgit Carlstén

Big Mama is an owl that appears to live close to Widow Tweed's home. She appears to be close friends with Dinky and Boomer, as well as forest inhabitants like Vixey. She acts as a mentor to Tod.

    Dinky and Boomer
Dinky (left) and Boomer (right).
Voiced by: Richard Bakalyan (Dinky) and Paul Winchell (Boomer); Arlette Thomas (Dinky) and Roger Carel (Boomer) (European French dub)
Voiced in Swedish by: Hans Lindgren (Dinky), Bert-Åke Varg (Boomer)

Two friends — a sparrow (Dinky) and a woodpecker (Boomer)— who are seen either helping Big Mama act out a plan or trying to catch Squeaks, a caterpillar.

Voiced by: Sandy Duncan; Jeanine Forney (European French dub)
Voiced in Swedish by: Anna-Lotta Larsson

Vixey is Tod's main Love Interest.

  • Babies Ever After: Discussed, sort of. She thinks "Six would be just right", Tod doesn't know what she means.
  • Clean Dub Name: In the German dub, she's called "Trixie" because "Vixey" sounds like "wichsen," a German term for masturbation or "ficken" (the German F-word).
  • Damsel in Distress: She was chased by a dog and almost burned alive in the film's climax.
  • 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).
  • Guilt by Association: While Copper and Slade were just after Tod, they decide to take her out to due to being with Tod.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Her name is derived from "vixen" and she's, well, a vixen.
  • Nice Girl: Friendly, caring, thoughtful, and romantic.
  • 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 the film tells about her besides the fact she and Tod love each other.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Vixey quickly falls in love with Tod, and immediately starts planning how many kits she wants to have with him, to his confusion.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She completely vanishes during the bear fight scene, showing up again only in the very final scene with Tod. Though it's most likely that she kept running when Tod turned back to fight the bear.

Copper's Allies

    Amos Slade
Voiced by: Jack Albertson (first film), Jeff Bennett (midquel); Jacques Deschamps (first film), Michel Modo (midquel) (European French dub)
Voiced in Swedish by: Jan Nygren (first film)

Amos Slade is a cantankerous old redneck hunter, who is Widow Tweed's neighbor and the owner of Copper and Chief. He serves as the primary antagonist in the film, mainly after Tod due to Tod antagonizing his chickens.

  • Anti-Villain: Amos Slade is a Jerkass but not a completely 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 he backs off when Copper shows Amos that Tod is his friend.
  • Benevolent Boss: He's almost constantly grumpy and 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. When Copper is fighting off the bear, rather than continue to try and set himself free from his own bear trap and save himself, he instead abandons the effort and tries to reach for his gun that is just out of reach in order to save his dog from death.
  • Big Bad: Anti-villainy or not, he's a major threat to The Hero Tod throughout the movie, especially in the second half.
  • Determinator: After Chief's accident, he is hell-bent on killing Tod. Not even anti-hunting laws and Tod saving his life can discourage him. Copper can, however.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: He even has his short Villain Song named "A Huntin' Man".
  • Evil Counterpart: Although more Jerkass than evil, he serves as this to Widow Tweed. Both are the human owners of the two main characters and they are very protective of their animals, but he's much more of an antagonistic Knight Templar.
  • Evil Old Folks: More "Antagonistic Old Folks", but taking his resemblance to his voice actor, Jack Albertson in one of his final roles, into account, he is, in theory, at least seventy-four years old.
  • Evil Poacher: Averted, as Slade only poaches once in the film, but that is out of revenge.
  • Grumpy Old Man: He has a cranky disposition.
  • Heel Realization: When in the end, Copper defends Tod from him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Amos' hunt for Tod eventually leads to him getting caught in one of his own bear traps. While being attacked by the bear no less. He survives.
  • The Hunter Becomes the Hunted: His hunt for Tod during the climax ends with him being attacked by a giant bear. Adding to the irony is that Amos gets his foot caught in his own contraption that was designed to trap bears in the first place.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy:
    • Fortunately for Tod (and Vixey later on).
    • This almost gets him killed at the climax because when attacked by the bear, the most he manages is to graze his shoulder.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Bears a reasonably strong resemblance to his voice actor, Jack Albertson.
  • Irony: When attacked by the bear, he gets caught in one of his own bear traps.
  • It's Personal: He is determined to avenge Chief after he is almost killed.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: A lot of his qualms with Tod make sense from his point of view, even if they are false (eg. contextless sights of him antagonising his chickens, or finding his dog seriously wounded after confronting him, which makes Tod look dangerous). They probably would be correct for any fox other than Tod, who apparently just wants to be pals with his new dog. He even calls out Tweed for not keeping proper control of Tod, which is technically true, as a lot of the recurring misunderstandings are caused by Tod being allowed to cause mischief in the first place.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Probably one of the few times the Big Bad in a Disney movie is this trope (when they're straight not jerks at all, anyways). While he's a grumpy old jerk and can be ruthless when it comes to Tod, he's not outright evil and his devotion to both his dogs brings him closer to Anti-Villain territory. It helps that he has a Heel Realization at the end.
  • Knight Templar: He blames Tod for his dog's near death, and becomes obsessed with killing him by any means necessary. Somewhat justified in that to him, Tod's injuring Chief seemed intentional, therefore making Tod a "dangerous" animal that could cause harm to other dogs, whether it be his or someone else's.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He's injured when the bear attacks and while survives the movie, he is still injured by one of his own bear traps. Which wouldn't have happened if he hadn't gone after Tod.
  • Lean and Mean: Very skinny and, up until the very end, very unpleasant.
  • Leitmotif: The scenes with him and his dogs are usually accompanied by a slow, bluegrass-y harmonica theme.
  • Lower-Class Lout: He's a redneck hillbilly hunter who's always in a disheveled appearance and have a surly demeanor.
  • Named by the Adaptation: In the book, he's only ever referred to as either "the Hunter" or "the Master".
  • Near-Villain Victory: Amos and Copper corner Tod and Vixey who are on a log and have nowhere to go. He lampshades this by saying "Copper. We trapped them now". The only reason he doesn't shoot them is the bear's interruption.
  • Never My Fault: He blames Tod for the near death of Chief, but he was the one who sent Chief after Tod in the first place. Granted, he probably didn't expect Tod to lead Chief onto a railroad trestle of all things but he didn't know that Tod didn't intend for Chief to follow him there.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • When Widow Tweed snatches his shotgun away from him and takes aim, he clearly thinks she's going to shoot him and recoils away from her, trying to shield himself.
    • He gets an even worse one later when he encounters the bear in his hunt for Todd and Vixey. Even with his gun, he's no match for the furious beast and nearly meets his end for it.
  • Papa Wolf: He's actually protective of his dogs and is willing to risk federal prosecution just to avenge the near-death of one of them.
  • Pet the Dog: Cranky old recluse that he might be, he treats both of his dogs quite well and his family-like devotion to them serves to make him a lot like Widow Tweed.
    • When Copper defends him from the bear, Amos gives up trying to pry himself free of his bear trap and instead goes after his gun in hopes to save Copper. It doesn't work, but he did in that moment prioritize the safety of his dog over his own.
    • When Copper refuses to let him kill Tod, rather than forcing Copper out of the way, he gives up and goes home.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Determined to avenge Chief at any cost, even coming closer to the Moral Event Horizon because of this (see Ungrateful Bastard). One could argue that Chief's near death was more of a pretext for him to hate the fox even more than he has already.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Breaching the game preserve to hunt Tod is this for him, as it's a personal challenge after he blames Tod for almost killing Chief. Though it is less for Chief and more for his personal hatred.
  • Trigger-Happy: Widow Tweed even calls him a "trigger-happy lunatic".
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He is even willing to kill Tod after the fox saves his life. Copper convinces him to change his mind, though.
  • Villain Song: "A Huntin' Man".
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Chief's maiming, his obsession to avenge him causes him into Jumping Off the Slippery Slope until he came to senses after his lust for vengeance nearly got him and Copper killed by the bear.
  • Villainous Valor: Even when trapped, injured and severely outnumbered in this situation, he still tries to goes for his gun that is out of reach to save his dog Copper from getting killed by the bear he's battling in his defense.
  • The Worf Effect: This well-experienced hunter finds himself outmatched and outclassed by a vicious, giant bear. Bullets from his rifle do nothing but piss it off.

Voiced by: Pat Buttram (first film), Rob Paulsen (midquel), Frank Welker (barking noises); Francis Lax (first film), Jean Claude Donda (midquel) (European French dub)
Voiced in Swedish by: John Harryson (first film)

Chief is an old Irish Wolfhound and the first older dog of Amos.

  • Age Lift: In the book, he was the favoured younger dog to the jealous elderly Copper. In the film the two's ages are reversed (though Chief's contempt for Copper is far less callous).
  • Animals Not to Scale: He is the size of Copper when the latter is fully grown. In real life Irish Wolfhounds are very large dogs.
  • Anti-Villain: He is supposed to chase Tod because he is a hunting dog.
  • Artistic License – Biology: He's meant to be an Irish Wolfhound but is much smaller and less hairy than said breed. This becomes jarring when one considers Disney actually got this right with Sparky.
  • Deep South: Downplayed, but he speaks like a crusty hillbilly redneck just like his master.
  • 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.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Chief is very vicious and hostile towards Tod, and will attack him on sight.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In his last scene, he says that Amos is "making a big fuss over a little old hurt leg", while Chief himself was doing the same thing early in the film.
  • Informed Species: He's supposed to be an Irish Wolfhound, but he's far too small and doesn't have nearly enough fur.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Shows the "heart of gold" part towards Copper.
  • Licked by the Dog: The first thing Copper does upon meeting him is to affectionately lick his face, despite the fact that Chief clearly does not appreciate having another dog around. He softens up, though.
  • Made of Iron: How he survived getting hit by a train and a long fall. Hypocritical Humor (see above) aside, if his remark about Amos "making a big fuss over a little old hurt leg" is of any indication, he's survived far worse.
  • Meaningful Name: Hence his name, he's the Big Brother Mentor — or chief — toward Copper and his hunting duties.
  • Mentor in Sour Armor: He's as cantankerous as his master, but is left with the responsibility in mentoring Copper into becoming his successor.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Played with - he's Copper's mentor/father figure and sustains injuries by a train. This would have killed him, except that Disney decided he should live.
  • Morality Pet: He and Copper are literally this to their owner Amos.
  • Old Dog: He fits the "crabby old guy" category.
  • Parental Substitute: To Copper.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's technically a villain because of his treatment of Tod, but one that the audience cares about because of his relationship with Copper.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Dies in the novel, only injured in the Disney movie.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: In contrast to Copper, Chief isn't very good at tracking and Tod can rather easily hide from him. But Tod doesn't dare try and fight him, which makes sense given that Chief is a wolfhound and built for fighting far larger animals than him.
  • The Unfavorite: Starts to feel this way after Copper's first hunting trip. When they go home, he is visibly butthurt over having to sit in the back of the car.
  • When He Smiles: Chief, like his master, is cranky most of the time, but Copper is able to get him to smile warmly from time to time.

Other Characters


Squeaks is a caterpillar who's constantly chased by Dinky and Boomer all throughout.

    Mr. Digger
Voiced by: John McIntire (first film); Gérard Hernandez (European French dub)
Voiced in Swedish by: Olof Thunberg (first film)

Mr. Digger is an old badger who hates animals barging into his home, especially Tod.

  • Bad Ol' Badger: Mr. Digger has a very cantankerous personality, isn't willing to make friends with everyone else, and is dissatisfied with Tod and Vixey's Falling-in-Love Montage.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Mr. Digger's shown to be a cantankerous animal who doesn't want anyone entering his den.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much for Mr. Digger to get annoyed either.
  • Jerkass: Mr. Digger is a jerk to the Porcupine and Tod.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Although Mr. Digger can be quite a jerk to his friends, he's understandably frustrated with Tod trespassing in his home during the latter's disastrous first night in the forest.

    The Bear
Voiced by: Clarence Nash; Jimmy MacDonald (growling noises)

The Bear is the climax antagonist and is a giant black-furred bear with red eyes. He does not tolerate intruders or trespassers, and he will kill them if they do so. He is accidentally woken up by Amos Slade and Copper.

  • Advertised Extra: Most covers for the film feature the bear, even though he only shows up for a few minutes towards the end of the film.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: To the Amos and Cooper. No matter how well armed or prepared they are, this bear is the top predator and would make short work of them due to his invincible size and violent nature.
  • Animals Not to Scale: This bear is much larger than a real black bear, or even a brown bear. Even all fours, he is taller than Amos.
  • Ax-Crazy: The Bear is violent and perpetually pissed off.
  • Bears Are Bad News: He used to be the picture on the trope page for a reason. The second the bear shows up, things get worse for everyone.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Amos Slade as both want to hunt and kill Tod.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Averted, as it is seen bleeding after being shot by Amos and when Copper cuts him on the nose.
  • Conflict Killer: His arrival pretty much calls off the hunt for Tod, and Tod's actions (along with Copper's intervention) serve to ultimately kill Amos' quest for revenge.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Copper stands up to the bear to protect Amos. His attack just serve to enrage the bear who beats him so badly he can't even stand. The bear is inches away from killing Copper before Tod intervenes, but he's no match for the bear either.
  • Dark Is Evil: He has black fur.
  • David Versus Goliath: The Goliath to Copper and Tod's David. The bear is a giant, but his bulk means he has difficulty hitting the smaller and faster animals. At the same time Copper and Tod are too small to do any real damage to him. Tod only wins by luring the bear onto a log by a waterfall and tricking the bear into breaking it, dropping him to his death.
  • Death Glare: Gives a really creepy one after Amos shoots him.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Shows up out of nowhere and only serves as a resolving device between Tod and Copper, with the only foreshadowing being an Oh, Crap! on Copper just seconds before the bear shows up.
  • Disney Villain Death: He falls down a waterfall when attempting to kill Tod.
  • Evil Is Bigger: The only animal present in the movie who could be considered evil, and he's by far the largest, even dwarfing Widow Tweed's cows.
  • Final Boss: He only shows up at the end of the final chase to change the whole game of it, and is the real final threat to Tod and Copper.
  • Giant Equals Invincible: He is a giant bear whose opposition is a man with shotgun, a hound dog, and a fox. Predictably none of them can do any real damage to him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The bear takes a swing at Tod, breaking the log they are standing on to pieces, while forgetting that he himself is standing on the log as well.
  • Immune to Bullets: Downplayed. He does bleed from Amos shooting his shoulder but all it did was piss him off. Though aside from not hitting a vital spot, Amos wasn't carrying the type ammunition that is effective against bears anyways so enraging the bear was all he was going to accomplish.
  • Implacable Man: Once something becomes the object of the bear's ire, the only thing that will stop his pursuit is even something else manages to anger him.
  • The Juggernaut: Everything thrown at the bear just serves to piss him off and he only dies because he breaks the log he was standing on.
  • Kill It with Water: This is how he meets his end via the classic Disney Villain Death.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He isn't as fast as Tod and Copper but he certainly isn't slow, just like a real bear. He's strong enough to swat people around like flies, and even uproot a dead tree.
  • Logical Weakness: His size. Because he's so big, when he breaks the log he and Tod are on, they both fall. Since the bear is so heavy, the fall kills him.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: As Tod saves Copper from and Amos from him, Copper returns the favor by refusing to let Amos kill Tod.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Unlike the other animals, he's not very anthropomorphized, so he's not so much "evil" as "a very pissed-off animal".
  • No-Sell: Subverted. The shot from Amos's gun give a him glancing blow to the shoulder and treats viewers brief glimpse of the resulting wound but if anything, it just makes him go from simply territorial to straight-up homicidal.
  • Oh, Crap!: Can be very briefly seen with this expression after he destroys the log he and Todd are atop as he falls to his doom.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: He is just there to give the characters a big sinister thing to fight for the film's climax. The movie is otherwise about the strained friendship between the titular duo.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: He has black fur and red eyes, and he's an incredibly dangerous creature that almost kills Slade, Copper and Tod at different points in the climax.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The red eyes make him look like a spawn from hell.
  • Slasher Smile: While they're out on the log above the waterfall, he takes a moment to sneer at Tod before attempting another swipe at him.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears at the climax, but is the catalyst that restores Tod and Copper's friendship.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Subverted. While letting him kill Amos and Copper would have saved Tod and Vixey, Tod couldn't bring himself to let Copper die.
  • Super-Strength: Even for a bear he's monstrously strong. He swat smaller animals around like toys, uproot a dead tree with a casual swat, and split a log like a twig.
  • Super-Toughness: The bear is tough. Copper biting him on the neck just makes him mad. Tod biting him on the ear has a similar effect before the bear throws him off.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The Bear swipes at Tod who's standing on a log, completely forgetting that not only he himself was standing on the log as well, he was way too strong and can easily snap said log in half, which is exactly what happened. Cue a Disney Villain Death for the bear involving a watery grave.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He seems to be purely driven by animal instinct, contrasting with the much smaller Copper and Tod, as he lacks their agility and, in Tod’s case especially, cunning. But his massive size and raw strength makes him a deadly force of nature, and in the end still manages to knock out the two animals, even though they both survive.
  • Unstoppable Rage: It's already an angry, territorial bear when it suddenly appears. But then Amos shoots it in the shoulder, the bear goes from angry to down-right vicious.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: The film starts off as a cute dog/fox bonding story, and ends in a fight with an utterly terrifying bear.

Alternative Title(s): The Fox And The Hound 2