Classic best friends tale
1981 Disney animation classic The Fox and The Hound is back on Gold Coast screens on Saturday and Sunday as part of the Disney Classic Film Festival, which features limited runs of vintage Disney features. In the film, the cute little fox and hound of the title become friends despite the outside world’s insistence that they’re natural enemies. Loosely based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name, the film was directed by Ted Berman and Richard Rich and features the voices of Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Pearl Bailey, Pat Buttram, Sandy Duncan, Richard Bakalyan, Paul Winchell, Jack Albertson, Jeanette Nolan, John Fiedler, John McIntire, Keith Coogan, and Corey Feldman. At the time of release, it was the most expensive animated film produced to date, costing $12 million. Oscar-nominated writer and filmmaker Tim Burton ( Dark Shadows, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Batman Forever, Corpse Bride) worked on the animation for the film. The Disney festival ends next weekend (June 9-10) with screenings of Dumbo.
screens on Saturday and Sunday at Birch Carroll & Coyle Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Robina and Coolangatta.