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YMMV / The Fox and the Hound 2

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  • Awesome Art: Despite not being well received by many people, some will agree that the animation and art was very well done.
  • Bizarro Episode: The film is about Copper joining a traveling band of singing dogs. No, really...
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Cash's scenes with Copper become much sadder with Patrick Swayze's death.
  • Heartwarming Moments: As... misplaced as the midquel might be, it does have a very beautiful, subtle moment between Amos Slade and Tweed. With Tod and Copper having run off to the fair, the two comb the forest in the middle of the night, looking for their pets. They meet over a fence and, after a bout of their usual bickering, Tweed says she'll keep an eye out for Copper. And despite his hatred of Tod, Slade promises to do the same for "that fox of yours".
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  • Just Here for Godzilla: Some will tolerate the movie just for Dixie — especially considering who voices her.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Dixie has Dixie/Cash and several Crossover Ships.
  • Popular with Furries: Dixie, and to a lesser extent Cash, have quite a number of furry fans and are frequently used in Disney Fan Vids.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The only two or three things that save the country western-infested sequel from being a complete case of Sequelitis are Widow Tweed, Cash, and Dixie — the latter two voiced by Patrick Swayze and Reba McEntire, respectively. Then there's also Rob Paulsen's flawless Pat Buttram impression. While it's definitely not the most loved sequel/midquel, it's not the most hated either.
  • Tear Jerker: The sad implications due to being midquel. As pointed out by The Nostalgia Chick in her Top 10 Worst Disney Sequels:
    Lindsay: The worst thing about this one is that no matter where it ends, you are where you were in the original. In the middle of The Fox and the Hound: being torn apart by society. And that's horrible.
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  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: While the midquel isn't well regarded, the Singing Strays have a fan base, with many thinking their funny personalities and McEntire and Swayze's talent are misplaced and go to waste in a cheap Disney follow-on.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Given the somewhat ambiguous Bittersweet Ending of the first, along with the unadapted side plot of Tod gaining offspring in the book (though it ends badly) a proper sequel had potential. Instead, we get an Interquel about Copper joining a band of singing dogs. One could argue even that plot could have been used more vividly if for a separate franchise instead of a build up to one of the darkest and most tragic Disney films ever made. It's not like Disney doesn't have other franchises with singing dogs after all.


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