The Fox and the Hound
Walt Disney's 24th full-length animated film,
The Fox And The Hound is the story of
two best friends who didn't know
they were supposed to be enemies.
A lonely widow adopts an orphaned
fox cub named Tod.
The mischievous fox soon
meets up with Copper,
an adorable hound puppy.
As the innocent pair play
and frolic in the forest,
they become inseparable friends.
But as Tod and Copper grow older,
they also grow apart...
until the day their friendship
is put to the ultimate test.
There are two concurrent themes
we can discus in this film,
which parallel current events in America.
Friendship over Prejudice
Firstly, is the theme of friendship. . . how relationships can evolve in our lives, and in ways that reflect the social values of our communities.
In the innocence of youth,
children will not distinguish among their friends in terms of religion, social class, or race.
Children will notice differences
but as all of life is new these differences are more wonder than trouble.
Only later, after the child has been socialized by their parents, school, and public opinion
will they start to learn prejudice
and begin to judge people by their social status, religion, and race.
How can parents help their children to be openly loving and friendly to others,
Here are web sites that express an opinion on these issues: