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Mr. Digger is a minor character in Disney's 1981 film The Fox and the Hound. He is an old badger who hates it when animals barge into his home.

Personality

Mr. Digger is a very old, grumpy badger. He seems to enjoy his privacy as he doesn't like it when Tod repeatedly enters his den. He is also quite unsympathetic, as even after the Porcupine explains that Tod is new to the reserve, he instead orders Tod to go back where he came from.

Appearances

The Fox and the Hound

Mr. Digger is first seen when Tod is trying to find a den in the forest. Tod goes into a den that he thinks is empty until Mr. Digger comes out and starts yelling at him. Tod tries to explain that he thought the den was empty, but Mr. Digger doesn't listen or believe him, and tells Tod to leave.

Mr. Digger is seen again when Tod accidentally lands on his den when he is poked by the porcupine. The badger starts yelling at him more than before. Upon learning that Tod is new to the forest, the badger rudely orders Tod to go back where he came from, and Tod leaves, now more depressed than ever.

Mr. Digger is next seen watching in anger as Tod and Vixey confirm their love for each other. Mr. Digger is not seen throughout the rest of the film after this.

Mr. Digger might seem like an antagonist, but is shown to behave like a typical grumpy recluse (namely, the kind that doesn't like it when others - in their words - trespass into their territory, whether intentional or not).

Trivia

  • John McIntire, the voice of the grumpy badger, was married to actress Jeanette Nolan, the voice of Mrs. Tweed, from 1935 til his death in 1991. They also voiced characters together in The Rescuers, in which he was Rufus the Cat and she was Ellie Mae the Swamp Mouse.
  • Mr. Digger was animated by Glen Keane and John Pomeroy.


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Media
Films: The Fox and the HoundThe Fox and the Hound 2House of MouseVideo

Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingDisney Read-Along

Disney Parks
Main Street Electrical Parade
Characters
TodCopperBig MamaDinky and BoomerSqueaksWidow TweedAmos SladeAbigailChickenChiefMr. DiggerPorcupineVixeyBearTod's motherCashDixieWaylon and FloydGranny RoseLyle SnodgrassWinchell P. BickerstaffZelda
Songs
Best of FriendsLack of EducationGoodbye May Seem ForeverAppreciate the LadyFriends for LifeWe're in HarmonyHound DudeGood Doggie, No Bone!Blue BeyondWe Go Together
Locations
Widow Tweed's residenceAmos Slade's residence