Parents' Guide to

The Fox and the Hound 2

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Milder than the original and full of country music charm.

Movie G 2006 69 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 4+

Just a few minor things

Use of the word stupid and dumb. When dixie is emotional eating the cat asks "why don't you just put it on your hips " My 5 year old said it made her a little sad though she couldn't pinpoint why but overall my girls enjoyed it.
age 5+


Ehhhhh... What did I just watch?? Okay, I have seen it a couple of times, but it is a little wierd. It starts off fine, with some mischiefs and adventures with Todd and Cooper which we enjoyed watching in the first movie. But it is when they're going to the carnival that things are going WAAAY downhill. There suddenly everything is all about the dog band and singing stuffs and how Cooper gets involved and become a star and Todd feels left out. And then they're trying to get the band back together. Like, what??! What does that have to do with Fox and the Hound? And once again, it's not even about them!! The dog band becomes the main characters instead! This movie could've been all about them without Todd and Cooper then it would've worked much better. But it is a sequel to Fox and the Hound and the least they can do is to let it be about THEM! But no.... (Sigh) At least I give it some credit for the music. It has surprisingly good written country music. It fits the environment and makes this messy movie at least a little enjoyable. The animation is okay too, but sometimes it's just too obvious that it's done by a computer. Even as a silly kids movie for the younger ones, the kids deserves better than this. But if you like country music and just wanna see a cute childhood story about Todd and Cooper, I guess it's okay.

Is It Any Good?

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This movie moves along at a bouncy pace, rich with rapid-fire, homespun colloquialisms like "nervous as a flea on dip day" and "plain as a pig on a sofa." At the rather bittersweet end of Disney's 1981 Fox and the Hound, best friends Tod the fox and Copper the hound were grown up and going their own ways into adulthood. In THE FOX AND THE HOUND 2, Tod and Copper are rambunctious young friends again, chasing crickets and dreams of stardom in a roller coaster tale of friendship that's filled with country music and top-notch vocal and singing talent.

Funny side bits include a domineering girl guide who chaperones a music industry scout to within an inch of his life and a signature "shake on it" greeting between Tod and Copper. Country music fans of any age will appreciate the obvious care that went into the development of the movie's score, which includes bluegrass players of national caliber. Original songs recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Lucas Graebel (of High School Musical) enhance the story without being cloying.

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