The Belstone Fox (1973)
Asher, a professional hunter finds Tag, an orphaned fox cub, who he raises with a litter of foxhound puppies. The little fox, Tag, strikes a friendship with a puppy, Merlin, and together they blissfully play until the day when Merlin is included in a fox hunt. As the hunt advances, the friendships between all three characters are put to the test…
This is a charming adventure story about one young fox that was raised with the hounds that are used in fox hunting. Based on a novel the story relays the relationship between Tag, the young fox, and Merlin , a fox hound, who were raised together from a very young age. But now things have changed or have they? The two are on opposite sides of the hunt.Although the story is charming there are many scenes of the outcome of a fox hunt. Tag is, as they say, sly as a fox and it has some ramifications for some of the foxhounds that may upset younger viewers. It is a tale of relationships but also about the life of the fox, the hounds and their trainers and owners. This film is awarded the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12+ due to a few intense scenes and language that may be offensive.