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Voiced by: Rhett Akins
- Attending Your Own Funeral: Tom and Huck are both presumed dead, and watch their own funeral service through a hole in the roof of the church.
- Big "NO!": Just as Mutt Potter is about to be hanged, he gives one before shouting that Injurin' Joe was the real murderer of Deputy Bean.
- Chick Magnet: Both Becky and Amy have feelings for him.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Happens several times when he sees Becky.
- Does Not Like Shoes: He has a pair of boots, but rarely wears them.
- Fence Painting: Tom tricks the neighborhood kids into painting the houseboat for him.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Huck. They are each other's best friend, enjoy the other's company, and even sing a song about how close they are.
- Loveable Rogue: As usual for this character.
- Official Couple: With Becky by the end of the movie.
- Taking the Heat: While peeking at graded papers, Becky accidentally knocks a jar of ink onto them. When Mr. Dobbins discovers what has happened and demands to know who is responsible, Tom takes the blame and is whipped.
- Your Cheating Heart: Tom was originally "engaged" to Amy but immediately flirted with Becky when they first meet.
- Betty and Veronica: The "Veronica" (the new, presumably rich girl) to Amy's "Betty" (Tom's first girlfriend and presumed childhood friend) for Tom's "Archie". He was originally "engaged" to Amy but started to woo Becky when they first meet. In the end, Tom and Amy become an Official Couple with Becky and Huck, respectively.
- Daddy's Girl: Her father dotes on her. Initially he thwarted Tom's attempts to court Becky because he didn't approve of him as a suitor.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: Tom is smitten with her the instant he sees her.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Her hair is blonde and she is a kindhearted girl.
- Nice Girl: She is nice to everyone.
- Official Couple: With Tom by the end of the movie.
- Parasol of Prettiness: She carries one that matches her dress.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her dress and parasol are pink.
- Proper Lady: For the most part.
- Second Love: She is the girl Tom ultimately chooses, after his being first engaged to Amy.
- Southern Belle: She wears a frilled dress, carries a parasol, and has the accent. Her father seems to be a rather wealthy gentleman from the South and she's a very kind girl, making her an example of Bonne Belle.
Voiced by: Mark Wills
- The Artful Dodger: He's a street-smart orphan.
- Barefoot Poverty: He wears no shoes for this reason.
- Delinquents: He is seen as one by most of the town. Tom idolizes him, though.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Though it is poverty that causes him to lack shoes, he wouldn't want to wear them if he had any.
- Hates Baths: He sees them as a waste of water, because if you take one bath, you only end up having to take another.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Tom. They are each other's best friend, enjoy the other's company, and even sing a song about how close they are.
- Interspecies Romance: In the end, he (a fox) and Amy (a cat) become a couple.
- Nice Hat: Huck wears a straw hat.
- Pair the Spares: In the end, Huck and Amy become a couple.
- Second Love: To Amy, who was previously engaged to Tom before he dumped her for Becky.
- Undying Loyalty: To Tom. He warns him about Injurin' Joe looking for them, saves him during a particularly dangerous storm, and runs off to find Tom when he hears he and Becky went into a cave.
Voiced by: Clea Lewis (speaking), Alecia Elliott (singing)
- Ascended Extra: She was only mentioned in the book. Here, she has a more expanded role.
- Betty and Veronica: The "Betty" (Tom's first girlfriend and presumed childhood friend) to Becky's "Veronica" (the new, presumably rich girl) for Tom's "Archie". He was originally "engaged" to Amy but started to woo Becky when they first meet. In the end, Tom and Amy become an Official Couple with Becky and Huck, respectively.
- Did Not Get The Guy: Tom rejects her in favor of Becky.
- Does Not Like Shoes: She is almost always barefoot.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She is jealous of Becky's relationship with Tom. It's hard to blame her for that, as he was her boyfriend previously, and dumped her so promptly that he didn't even tell her it was over.
- Interspecies Romance: After getting over her feelings for Tom, Amy (a cat) falls in love with Huck (a fox).
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- Her anger at Tom for being with Becky is hardly undeserved as the young cat was her boyfriend during his swooning of Becky.
- While she was being snooty about it, Amy did have a point that Becky shouldn't have been looking at the graded tests.
- Pair the Spares: In the end, Amy and Huck become a couple.
- Romantic Runner-Up: Tom chooses Becky over her, though Amy does end up with Huck.
- Stalker with a Crush: Downplayed. She spends much of the film spying on Tom from afar as he courts Becky. Though, this is less about obsessive creepiness and more about heartbreak over her boyfriend dumping her the minute he meets Becky.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Becky's Girly Girl.
- Unrequited Tragic Maiden: After Tom dumps her, Amy can very easily be seen as this. At least she does later find happiness with Huck.
- Woman Scorned: Initially Amy is very bitter after realizing Tom has dumped her. She snitches on his new love interest Becky out of spite (which would have led to her getting whipped by the teacher if Tom had not taken the blame), and later grabs Tom and kisses him in front of her.
- Adaptation Name Change: Injun Joe was changed to Injurin' Joe, presumably to avoid racist implications.
- Bears Are Bad News: He's a villainous, hulking anthropomorphic bear.
- Big Bad: He's the villain.
- Disney Villain Death: He dies after falling off a crumbling ledge in Dead Man's Cave.
- The Dreaded: Everyone in town fears him.
- Killed Off for Real: He's killed either by drowning or falling rocks in Dead Man's Cave. His body washes up and Tom assures Becky "He can't hurt us anymore!"
- Would Hurt a Child: He has no qualms about attacking Tom, Becky, and Huck.
Voiced by: Don Knotts
- Clear My Name: He's framed for the murder of Deputy Bean, and it's up to Tom and Huck to prove his innocence.
- Cloud Cuckoolander:Judge Thatcher: There's no time to waste. Everybody, over to Dead Man's Cave![All the townspeople except Mutt leave]Mutt Potter: [confused] Hey, should we be headin' over to Dead Man's Cave?
- Fall Guy: He becomes this for Injurin' Joe.
- Kindhearted Simpleton:Townsperson: I knew Mutt when he was just a pup. He wasn't too swift, but he had a good heart.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: He has no memory of the events leading up to Deputy Bean's death.
- Mistaken for Murderer: It is believed that he murdered Deputy Bean, when in reality Injurin' Joe was the one responsible.
- Punny Name: The character in the original novel was Muff Potter, but his name was changed to Mutt Potter because here he is an anthropomorphic dog.
- Shipper on Deck: As Amy and Huck walk off arm-in-arm he is heard remarking "Aww, don't they look cute together?"
Voiced by: Betty White
Voiced by: Dean Haglund
- Annoying Younger Sibling: To Tom, as Sid constantly snitches on him.
- Bratty Half-Pint: He enjoys getting Tom into trouble, and loves being known as the best behaved of the two.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Early in the film, he notices Tom sneaking out to go fishing to avoid painting the houseboat as Aunt Polly had wanted him to do. Sid mocks Tom as he is forced to do the chore. In the end, the houseboat needs painted again and it is Sid this time who must do it.
- Nerd Glasses: He wears a pair.
- The Stool Pigeon: He revels in snitching on Tom.
- Teacher's Pet: To the point where he and Mr. Dobbins have the same hairstyle.
Voiced by: Richard Kind
- Butt-Monkey: Oh, so very much.
- Noodle Incident: How did Mr. Dobbins lose his tail feathers for them to have been replaced by what appears to be a featherduster attached by the end of a plunger?
- Running Gag: The school bell falls on him multiple times.
- Stern Teacher: Generally he is this, though he tends to end up a laughingstock.
Voiced by: Waylon Jennings
- Butt-Monkey: During the song "Hook, Line & Sinker", slapstick ensues as he boards up his house so Tom can't get to Becky.
- Doting Parent: He loves his daughter and dotes on her. At first, he thwarts Tom's efforts to court Becky because he initially disapproves of him as a suitor.
- Fat, Sweaty Southerner in a White Suit: A positive example as he is a good-natured gentleman.
- Nice Hat: A white cowboy hat.
- Uncle Pennybags: It's implied that he is wealthy (at least moreso than anyone else in town) but he is kind to everyone there.
- Unnamed Parent: His first name is never revealed.
Voiced by: Thom Adcox
- Gory Discretion Shot: He is shown flying through the air, but a bright flash of lightning blocks the audience from seeing his impact with the headstone. His limp body lying against it is shown immediately afterward.
- Grave-Marking Scene: Deputy Bean visits the grave of his wife Sophie. In doing so, he overhears Injurin' Joe in another part of the graveyard and goes to investigate. This leads to him being murdered by Joe.
- Killed Off for Real: He dies after Injurin' Joe picks him up and throws him at a gravestone.
- Small Role, Big Impact: His death directly influences the plot, as Tom and Huck being the only witnesses and thus the only ones who know Injurin' Joe was the murderer means they're able to clear Mutt Potter's name. It also means Injurin' Joe is hunting them down.