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Amos Slade is a fox hunter from Disney's 1981 film "The Fox And The Hound" and its 2006 sequel.


  • Amos is an adjoining neighbor to Widow Tweed, and is known to be an avid hunter. At the beginning of the film, he has one hunting dog called Chief, and has just obtained a hound puppy called Copper, who he intends to train as a hunting dog. At first, he often has to search for Copper, who runs off to play with Tod, who lives next door with Widow Tweed. Finally, Amos ties Copper up at his doghouse to shut him up and conk him out. When Tod arrives one day, to see what has happened to Copper, Amos is alerted to the young fox's presence by Chief. Amos assumes that the fox is after his chickens, and attempts to kill Tod. As Tod is able to escape, Amos threatens Widow Tweed that he will kill Tod if he is on his property again.
  • Soon after, Amos takes both Copper and Chief on a long hunting trip. By springtime, Amos is able to collect a large amount of skins and trophies with the help of a now fully grown Copper. The night of their return, Tod comes once again to see Copper, until Amos sees Tod and tries to kill him once more. With the help of Chief, Amos is able to track Tod to a railroad bridge, Tod escapes, but runs into Chief standing there and blocking his way. Suddenly, a train comes, and while Tod is able to escape, Chief is badly injured by the engine, which knocks him off the tracks, and sails over Tod with its train cars. Amos blames Tod for Chief's near death, and both he and Copper vow to kill Tod.
  • When they see Widow Tweed drop Tod off at the nearby game preserve, he breaks in in a mad attempt to kill Tod. As Amos sets multiple leghold traps along Tod's routes, Tod is able to escape into his den. Amos then tries to smoke Tod out, setting a fire at one end of the den, while he and Copper wait at the other end. However, Tod shocks the both of them by escaping through the flames. As Amos begins to follow, he irritates a large disturbed sleeping grizzly bear. While trying to escape the bear, Amos has tumbled down the slope, and has accidentally gotten his foot caught in one of his own traps. However, he is saved from death thanks to the joint effort of Tod and Copper. As Tod is injured as a result, Amos tries to take advantage and kill Tod. He eventually has a change of heart when he sees Copper proving his loyalty to Tod by standing in the way of the gun, and realizes the friendship that is there between the two animals, even though they are different. Amos eventually decides to return home a slightly better man, while Widow Tweed doctors his injured leg.
  • It is presumed that he learned his lesson about foxes being different from people.
  • Amos Slade is a comic relief character here, without the darker side portrayed in the first film. Widow Tweed throws a pie in his face, and threatens to do so again later. Chief appears, but has very few speaking parts and very little screen time. Chief and Amos enter a hunting dog contest, where Chief takes another ribbon (fourth place) for the second time in a row-which he seems to think makes him the champion hunting dog in the county. Amos mostly only shows up in the beginning trying to train Copper, becoming increasingly irate with his failures as a hunting dog, yelling at him after a chain of comedic events while chasing Tod (which were his own fault), looking for Copper later when the pup has gone to join the Singin' Strays, and showing up later after being lead by Tod to the Singin' Strays' performance, where he reveals that Copper is not a stray at all and takes him home.



  • In The Wolf-Dog & The Hedgehog he is played by Count Dooku
  • In The Lion and The Panther he is played by Dr. Facilier
  • In The Wolfdog and the Lion he is played by Percival C. McLeach
  • In The Chinese and the Russian he is played by Governor Ratcliffe
  • In The Penguin and the Bear he is played by Edgar The Butler
  • In The Cat and the Penguin he is played by Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus
  • In The Mouse and the Cat he is played by Professor Coldheart
  • In The Junk Cat and the Solider Cat he is played by Commander Ulysses Feral
  • In The Hedgehog and the Wolf-Dog he is played by Dustin McCann Sr.
  • In The Elf and the Pinkerton he is played by Wise Old Elf