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Disney announcees it will be releasing 1981's The Fox and the Hound, as well as the 2006 direct-to-video sequel The Fox and the Hound 2, in a special 30th Anniversary 2-Movie Collection. For the first time ever in high-definition, viewers can now experience the humor-filled adventures of best friends Copper and Tod in an all-new digitally restored version of the original film, arriving to stores on August 9, 2011.

The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2 will be available as follows:

* 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (SRP $39.99)
- 1 Blu-ray Disc that has both films on it
- 1 DVD of The Fox and the Hound
- 1 DVD of The Fox and the Hound 2

* 2-Disc DVD Set (SRP $29.99)
- 1 DVD of The Fox and the Hound
- 1 DVD of The Fox and the Hound 2

* Movie Download (each high-def film is sold separately)

Further engaging fans and families beyond the story itself, Disney has included five unique bonus features. These include:

Blu-ray Disc:

- Unlikely Friends: A Fun and Fascinating Collection of Unlikely Friendships in the Animal Kingdom - Friendships know no boundaries. They can occur across country lines, be shared among young and old and even develop between different species!


The Fox and the Hound:

- "Best of Friends" Sing-A-Long - Viewers are invited to sing along with Pearl Bailey on this Walt Disney Classic Song.

- Passing the Baton: Making of The Fox and the Hound – This feature allows fans to take a deeper look at this little bit of Disney history as legendary animators hand over the reins to a new generation.

The Fox and the Hound 2 :

- "You Know I Will" Music Video – High School Musical Star Lucas Grabeel sings this end-credit song.

- The Making of the Music – Music is the center stage in The Fox and the Hound 2. As such, this feature showcases how the songs in the film were created with Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood and some of the hottest performers in Nashville. Viewers will further discover how animation and music work together to further enhance a classic story.

Source: Edited Disney PR