Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life (television) Television show; aired on April 26, 1981. Directed by William Reid. Hayley Mills returns to the Disney Studio to see how The Fox and the Hound is being made, tied to Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston’s book from which the show was titled. Hayley visits the Archives, learns how models are made for the animators, and is shown the value of the selection of the right actors to provide the voices. She attends a recording session with Pearl Bailey.