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?
Really holds up. Mixed feelings about finding Robin Hood as a fox totally handsome and attractive way back
Favorite disney classic and favorite robin hood.
"Little John and Robin Hood were walkin through the forest..."
Those lyrics will never fail to make me smile...
I have decided that that Disney's Robin Hood and Zootopia are set in the same continuity as each other. Robin Hood being set in the Middle ages and Zootopia in the present. I honestly forgot how good this film really is the last time I saw it was as a child, the songs are fun to listen too and the characters are interesting and well developed honestly there is never a dull moment to be had. Out of all the Robin Hoods This one voiced by Brian Bedford and Earl Flynn's are the most remembered and probably the most liked. Which is easy to see why that's the case.
Does this one get a little nostalgia bump? It's hard to see how not, I'm sure I watched it at least a dozen times as a kid, and my family probably spent twice the purchase price renting it from various video stores in the 90s.
But I also think it's a pretty damn fine little movie on its own. It's lo-fi and I won't argue the animation is anything special (though the anthropomorphized character designs are well-done)*, but its got such a fun story with really great, memorable characters, voice acting (especially Peter Ustinov as Prince John), music, and surprisingly punchy dialogue. Disney may have sort of stumbled blindly into a gem here, but I still think they got themselves…
I'm with Anna Kendrick on this one.
Not perfectly animated but charming all the same and probably more swashbuckling than you would imagine. The country and western aspects kinda work and my daughter loved the elephants.
'Robin Hood' may not be the most complexly-written film of the Disney canon but it's still a very fun adventure complete with some very zany and funny action sequences. The real highlight of the film, however, is its cast of characters. Robin Hood and Little John are a very likable lead duo and the former has a sweet romance with Maid Marian, even though the film kind of forgets about her during the climax. But the real stars of the show are its villains, the tyrannical but wimpy Prince John and his assistant Sir Hiss. These two are like an 'old married couple' given all of the times they're seen bickering with one another, resulting in them being one of the funniest villain duos in Disney history. In short, 'Robin Hood' is just a good old-fashioned fun time that will have you humming "Oo De Lally, Oo De Lally" all day long.
Listed according to TimeOut London. I'll get to watching all of these eventually.
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