Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Meet Robin Hood and his MERRY MENagerie!
With King Richard off to the Crusades, Prince John and his slithering minion, Sir Hiss, set about taxing Nottingham's citizens with support from the corrupt sheriff - and staunch opposition by the wily Robin Hood and his band of merry men.
Despite its status as one of Disney’s lesser animated classics their 1973 take on the Robin Hood legend had always been a childhood favourite. Yet even though it had been a good few years since my last visit to Sherwood forest it was amazing how fresh in the memory this film remained and how well it still holds up now viewing it through more cynical eyes.
Wolfgang Reitherman’s Robin Hood seems best known for its cheap production values rather than its exciting adventure, catchy tunes and memorable characters. Whilst it may famously recycle animation from the studio’s earlier movies (Reitherman’s own The Jungle Book being repurposed several times) as well as repeat sequences to save money it rarely impacts on…
After all these years Robin Hood still manages to captivate me.
As with most people, I have an overwhelming sense of nostalgia watching my favorite Disney film, there was a period of time where this movie just stayed in the VCR for days on end because I watched it so much as a child. Now, as an adult, I can see why. The characters are all incredibly charming and it has a wonderful 1970s, folk-feel but set in medieval times to centuries old English folklore, thus combing two eras I adore, throw in a bunch of cute, furry animals and I'm sold.
While not your typical Friday night fare, browsing Netflix for a horror film somehow led to this and I'm not the least bit regretful.
For as long as I can remember I have loved this film with all my heart. I used to have a VHS tape with this and Sword in the Stone on that my dad taped off the telly that I watched religiously when I was little!
This film has such an unfair stigma attached to it, that because it was done on a budget with the reuse of other Disney film cells, that somehow detracts from how good it is. WELL THAT IS FUCKING STUPID. This film is great, original and funny. It is very well made, from how well anthropomorphised the characters are (making them totally believable despite the fact they are animals in medieval clothes) to the amazing…
An animated charmer from one of Disney's quieter decades, Wolfgang Reitherman's "Robin Hood" is a breezy, entertaining take on the famed English outlaw. Featuring a menagerie of foxes, bears, lions, snakes, rabbits, and turtles, the spritely adventure mixes folksy melodies and a lightweight narrative for solid, family-friendly enjoyment.
Less a plot-driven tale of the bow-wielding thief who steals from the rich to give to the poor than a series of disconnected story moments built on the character of Robin Hood, the film's narrative is paper thin. Still, with its engagingly imagined characters and its bursts of adventure, the tale works despite its flimsiness.
Taking place in layered world of countrysides and castles, the animation has a certain rawness that seems…
Nostalgia rocks, especially in seriously underrated Disney flicks like Robin Hood!
Are character movements and animation shots heavily recycled? Yes, but director Wolfgang Reitherman was proud of it, according to his animation buddy Floyd Norman, "Reuse was just Woolie’s thing. He never did it to save money. I really don’t think the “Old Guard” ever had any interest in saving money. I was never a big fan of reuse, but it wasn’t my place to tell these old guys what to do. One final thought. It never seemed to bother Walt, and I never heard him complain about reuse."
Are there bland characters? Yes especially Maid Marian! Severly underused, and somehow disappeared in the last third until the final scene!…
the spareness of the animation (simple outdoor backgrounds, recycled sequences) kind of feels like a quotidian detail, hinting (probably inadvertently, but) at the actual stakes of the poverty the characters find themselves in, and yet there's a really sincere, almost triumphant sense of community and trust among this ethnically diverse, mutually oppressed underclass. funny now to see a truly virtuous hero that's an anti-tax outlaw and utopian socialist in favor of forced redistribution of wealth.
and what about Prince John's implied ("I've got a dirty thumb.") psychosexual trauma? also, Maid Marian's a fox and her uncle King Richard is a lion, so how does that work?
i had the biggest crush on robin when i was little and i still have it 20 years later
"Borrowed? Boy are we in debt."
For some reason, Robin Hood didn't appeal to me much as a kid. Weird, considering the animal focused Disney films were among my favorites (including The Aristocats of the same era). But instead, Robin Hood was one of the few Disney animated films that I didn't have on VHS as a kid. I never had it on DVD either. In fact, it wasn't until today that I bought the blu-ray and finally owned a copy of this movie for the first time in my life.
Despite that, somehow this is an incredibly familiar film. I know I saw it a few times when I was young, but as I watched today, I realized I…
Watched it again with Jessica, and I think I enjoyed it more the 2nd time around.
Although the animation in this Disney film is not as good as other films made at the same time, it is still one of my favorite classics. A lovely film and story and with a great soundtrack also. Though not having watched it since i was a child i still love it now that i am almost 30.
Bored witless by this Disney adaptation of Robin Hood. Found no joy in the vague narrative, low budget animation, and guitar folk songs that strangely seem to date the film much more than any old song from the real classics would. The animal characters are derivative. A low point for Disney animation studios.
Not sure why I chose to re-watch this. It was on Netflix and I had some time to kill, I guess. It used to be a favorite of mine growing up, but I'd be lying if I said it's aged well. The animation is much rougher than some of the other Disney classics, and (as is per usual for animated films of this era) there's still a prevalence of offensive racial stereotypes. It's still a fun -- albeit incredibly silly -- movie.
Why on Earth are there Elephants and Rhinos in medieval England?
One of my favourite classic Disney movies, very underrated
Aged worse than other Disney flicks and, as one of my Letterboxd followings wrote, should have remained a childhood memory.
Oo-de-lally, Oo-de-lally, Golly what a day! I love Marian, she's a Fox.
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