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Background information
Feature films The Fox and the Hound
The Fox and the Hound 2
Television programs House of Mouse
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators (puppy):
Frank Thomas
Ollie Johnston
John Lasseter
(adult):
Randy Cartwright
Voice Corey Feldman (as a pup)
Harrison Fahn (in the sequel)
Kurt Russell (as an adult)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Kind, friendly, playful, double-sider, caring, thoughtful, funny
Appearance Slender tan Coonhound dog, handsome, long floppy chocolate ears, large brown spot on his back, each small brown spot on his both legs, white muzzle, front and back paws, underbelly, and tail tip, both black nose and eye pupils, brown circles around his eyes, blue collar (as an adult)
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation One of Amos' hunting dogs
Tod's sidekick (until becoming serious foes for a little while, then friends again right after the apparent death of the grizzly bear)
Alignment Good
Affiliations
Goal To befriend Tod (in the first film)
To join the Singing Strays (in the midquel)
Home Amos Slade's house
Relatives Chief (adopted father)
Pets
Allies His human boss Amos Slade, Chief, his best friend Tod, Big Mama, Dinky, Boomer, Widow Tweed, Vixey, Cash
Minions
Enemies Tod (briefly), Vixey (formerly), Bear
Likes Making friends with Tod, having fun with Tod, hunting animals (excapt for ones he considers his friends)
Dislikes Having to get his boss mad, Tod in danger,
Powers and abilities His speed
His barks
His howls
His senses of smell
Weapons His teeth
His claws
Fate Sleeps in his barrel and never forgets about his best friend.
Quote "And you're (my best friend), too, Tod."
(gets asked by Tod that whether they're still buddies or not since their childhood years) "Tod, those days are over. I'm a hunting dog now."

Copper is a Coonhound and one of the two main protagonists in Disney's 1981 feature film the Fox and the Hound and in its 2006 midquel. As a puppy, he is voiced by both Corey Feldman and Harrison Fahn (the latter voiced him in the midquel) and Kurt Russell as an adult.

Background

Copper is loosely based on a hound dog with the same name that appeared in the novel The Fox and the Hound, by Daniel P. Mannix. Besides the major changes between the book and the film, the original Copper was an older dog threatened by a younger dog named Chief (the film seemingly switches the two roles.)

In the film, Copper is a Coonhound. His body is light-brown with dark brown ears and a dark brown spot on his back. He also has a white muzzle and belly, and four white paws. As an adult, he wears a blue collar.

As a puppy, Copper is fairly curious. He has an excellent sense of smell, which made prone to wandering off, following various scents. One of these instances led to him befriending Tod, being unaware that the two were natural enemies. However, he could be slightly cautious, especially around his owner and the older Chief.

As an adult, he is much more serious, having been trained as a hunting dog. However, he does not initially go for Chief's theory that a hunting dog must be nasty, preferring to simply track and smell out game. His training leads him to break off his relationship with Tod. However, he spares his friend out of past friendship until Chief is injured in an accident, at which time he becomes focused on revenge. However, their friendship would be rekindled, in a distant manner, when Tod saved him and his master from a rampaging bear. Copper would later repay his friend brave efforts by keeping his still mad boss from shooting Tod.

Appearances

The Fox and the Hound

He is introduced as a cute small puppy that Amos Slade had recently obtained. Amos Slade intends to train the puppy as a hunting dog, and instructs his older dog Chief to look after him. One day, Copper wanders off, intent on following an unusual scent and ends up meeting Tod the fox kit. The two play together and become good friends, not realizing the two are natural enemies. Copper must keep his friendship secret, and often sneaks off to play with Tod. Copper's owner, Amos, is an avid hunter while Chief is a trained hunting dog, and the two would certainly kill Tod if given the chance. Eventually, Amos grows tired of Copper running off and ties the puppy to his doghouse to shut him up and conk him out. Tod comes over to see why Copper isn't coming to play. When he sees that Copper is tied up, the fox kit attempts to play there, but Copper worries that Chief will awaken. Chief awakens after smelling Tod, and chases him across the woods with his house still attached. Amos chases after them trying to shoot Tod, believing the fox cub was harassing his chickens. Much to Copper's relief, Tod is able to escape successfully.

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Adult Copper

Soon after, Copper is taken on a long hunting trip with Slade and Chief. During the winter, Copper grows into an adult and becomes a skilled hunting dog. When spring arrives, Copper returns, having helped Amos obtain a large amount of animal skins. That night, an adult Tod comes over to see Copper, but Copper tells Tod that they can no longer continue their friendship. Copper is now a hunting dog, and Tod is a fox. Suddenly, Chief and Amos catch Tod on their property and Copper is forced to track his former friend. Copper doesn't want to see Tod killed, and so he lets the fox get away. However, Chief notices Tod, and chases him onto a railroad bridge. When a train comes, Tod is able to escape, but Chief is badly injured. Copper immediately regrets letting Tod go, and vows revenge.

When Amos and Copper realize that Tod's owner, Widow Tweed has released Tod into the game preserve, the two decide it is the perfect opportunity to get revenge. They are able to track Tod to a den, where the he is staying with Vixey, a young female vixen. Amos sets traps along their path, but the two foxes are able to avoid them. Setting a fire near one den entrance, Copper and Amos wait at the other entrance. Both are shocked when Tod is able to escape through the flames and avoid them, and Copper gives chase. During the chase, Copper and Amos inadvertently aggravate a large black bear, but despite of losing his shotgun whilst trying to escape from the bear, Amos is caught into one of his own traps, and so Copper tries to attack the bear and defend his owner. Copper is badly injured and no match for the bear, and Tod arrives to defend his former friend. Tod is able to defeat the bear, but is immensely hurt as well. Amos arrives to kill Tod, but Copper stands in the way of the gun, saving Tod's life. Copper returns home with Amos, fondly remembering his friendship with Tod.

The Fox and the Hound 2

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Copper in The Fox and the Hound 2.

Copper is one of the main characters of the sequel, which takes place prior to Copper going hunting with Amos Slade. In the film, Copper feels he is unable to do a lot of things right, whilst Tod tries to list things he can do, however realizes that at the time of the Movie, Copper wasn't even House Trained yet. He and Tod later slip away to a country fair, where they encounter a group of stray dogs who formed a band known as the "The Singin' Strays". They find out that the band is preparing to perform, and that a talent scout for the Grand Ole Opry would be in attendance. After the band loses a member, Cash, Copper is recruited to perform after the band hears him sing. Impressed, they offer him a position, which Copper accepts after promising he is a stray. However, his friendship with the band causes him to forget a promise to watch fireworks with Tod.

Tod would later reveal to one of the band members, Dixie, that Copper was not a stray. The two formed a plan to get Copper to leave by leading Amos Slade to the fair. However, the resulting chase ruins the band's performance, resulting in the talent scout leaving, leading to Copper's removal from the band.

Copper and Tod would later admit their mistakes and work to reunite the band. Copper uses his tracking skills to find the talent scout, and he and Copper work to trick the band, including Cash, into coming. Copper helps the band work out their differences, leading to the band performing their song. The talent scout notices the group and is impressed, so he arranges to let them perform at the Opry. However, Copper chooses to leave the band to return home with Tod.

House of Mouse

Copper appeared in cameo with Tod in House of Mouse.

Trivia

  • He is one of several bloodhounds from Disney animated canon movies, including Trusty, Bruno, Towser, and Napoleon.
  • In Spain and Italy, he is named "Toby".
  • Some of Copper's growls when he fights the bear and tries to attack Tod and Vixey in their burrow are recycled from Old Yeller when Old Yeller was fighting the wolf.
  • Copper's revenge on Tod is somewhat similar to Zira's revenge on Kovu. Both stay angry and explain about their family relationship's avenging (in Copper's case, Chief falling off the train track and in Zira's case, Nuka getting crushed by a log), but Copper is a hero while Zira is a villain and Chief was Copper's foster father as Nuku is Zira's son.

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