Disney has been met with both praise and criticism from fans for its decision to keep producing “live-action remakes” of the Disney Classics. But with films such as Aladdin (2019) and The Lion King (2019) both reaching over $1 billion in the global box office, it is unlikely Disney will stop the trend any time in the near future.
For Disney Fans who may not be familiar with the 1981 Disney Classic, here is a film synopsis of Fox and the Hound: “After his mother is killed by a hunter, Tod the fox (Mickey Rooney) is taken in by the kindly Widow Tweed (Jeanette Nolan). He soon befriends the neighbor’s new hound dog, Copper (Kurt Russell). The two are inseparable, but their friendship is hampered by their masters and by the fact that they are, by nature, enemies. They grow apart as they grow older; Copper has become a strong hunting dog and Tod a wild fox. The pair must overcome their inherent differences in order to salvage their friendship.”
For now, the film is nearly in the concept stage and has not been assigned a director, writer, or theatrical release date. If the film does not make it to the big screen we could still see a live-action Fox and the Hound come to Disney+, the new streaming service for all things Disney launching November 12, 2019. If the film comes to fruition, Fox and the Hound will likely be styled similarly to The Lion King(2019) or Lady and the Tramp (2019) coming to Disney+.
Would you like to see a live-action Fox and the Hound? What do you think of the live-action remakes? What other Disney Classics do you want to see return to the big screen? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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