Kate Hudson is a seasoned professional when it comes to making box office hits, but even she's been fooled by the wonders of movie magic.
While promoting the Awesome Edition of "Kung Fu Panda 3" (now available on Digital HD and coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 28, 2016) in an exclusive video for Wonderwall.com, the Oscar nominee revealed a soft spot for the 1981 Disney cartoon "The Fox and the Hound."
"I loved 'The Fox and the Hound,'" Kate said while listing the movies she adored during her childhood. "Actually, it's funny because I was a little girl and I didn't realize that Kurt [Russell], my dad, was a voice in 'The Fox and the Hound."
That's right: The screen legend, who's been committed to Kate's mom Goldie Hawn since the early '80s, voices the adult version of Cooper, the titular hound in "The Fox and the Hound." (Corey Feldman voices the younger version of the hunting dog.)
Though Kate's biological father is Goldie's second husband, Bill Hudson of the musical-comedy trio The Hudson Brothers, the "Almost Famous" actress and her brother, "Scream Queens" star Oliver Hudson, have made no secret of the fact that they consider Kurt their father. (The "Hateful Eight" actor moved in with Goldie and her children, who typically refer to him as Pa or Dad, when Kate was just 3 years old.)
While wishing Kurt a happy 64th birthday on Instagram in 2015, Kate referred to her mom's longtime love as "the most dependable, strong, authentic, loving and fun Dad!"
"This is a man who made his family his number one priority his whole life," she wrote. "Never missed a school play, a soccer game, a hockey game, a dance recital and the list goes on and on. No matter what he was doing in his busy life, he always showed up. Not because he had to but because there was no other place on earth he would rather be then with his family. We felt the purity of that our whole childhood and my gratitude for his love is immeasurable. Happy Birthday Pa."
Considering their close bond, it's a bit of a surprise that the actress -- who, to be fair, was only 2 years old when "The Fox and the Hound" debuted in 1981 -- didn't recognize her own dad's voice. But, hey, maybe that's why he's one of the greats!
Kate also dished on the other kids movies that meant a lot to her during her childhood while promoting the DVD and Blu-ray release of the Awesome Edition of "Kung Fu Panda 3," in which she voices ribbon-dancing panda Mei Mei.
"When I was little, 'Cinderella' was the big one. 'Cinderella' was a huge one for me. I loved 'Cinderella,'" she says. "I also liked 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks.' It was sort of a mix [of animation and live action]. I liked movies like that. That was my favorite kind of movie -- sort of magical movies that had an animated element as well, like 'The NeverEnding Story.' I think my generation wasn't so fully animated. That was sort of the world -- that sort of half animation."
Check out the rest of what Kate had to say in the video above or take a look back at the "Kung Fu Panda 3" trailer in the video below!
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