The Fox and the Hound
If you are anything like me, The Fox and the Hound can make you cry just by hearing these characters interact with each other in short clips from the movie. Tod and Copper are the best of friends, and seeing these two opposites come together as babies is something that gave me great joy.
As they grow up however, Copper is expected to take on the role he was born to, as a hunting dog. But this means that he will have to go after his very best friend in the whole world. There is something so devastating about this.
Honestly, there were moments that I knew my heart would break, and yet I had to love this movie. There is something so pure and loving about The Fox and the Hound. When they were young, life was simpler and their story is a reminder that this is how all children are in reality. We are innocent and free of prejudices. As we get older, it is our lives and the expectations placed on us that can change the direction of our life, as well as change the friendships we build as children.
While Tod is my favorite character, Copper is an adorable pup with a heart of gold. He is determined to be friends with Tod no matter what and that makes me wish he was real so I could hug him (although really I would want to hug both of them).
Over the years, I feel like this movie has truly become a classic, and I was not surprised when a second movie was released. However, it will always be the very first movie that is the best of the best.