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…
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?
Pretty fun Disney flick about oppressive taxes and the moral imperative of tax evasion.
Some of the action scenes had a "Hanna-Barbera" vibe to them.
Where this film hits the mark is in some of its voice casting. Peter Ustinov, Phil Harris and Andy Devine are well used, but Roger Miller steals the show as the narrator/minstrel. Try to get some of his songs out of your head...
Strangely I think this is the first Robin Hood adaptation that I've seen. Of course I know the story well as it is so well known but I've never sat down and watched one of the films until now. This was a good one to watch.
Super fun to revisit this childhood classic. And fun fact: USC's Fight Song can be heard during the scrum at the bow and arrow contest!
A Review Haiku
An all-time classic
Even the whistling is great
Ooh oo de lally
Plain and simple.
My thoughts: This is a Disney movie I've always remembered, but somehow I always painted it as a better film. It's very slight. Not to say it's bad, but it's just... bland. I guess I just didn't click with it this time around. That being said, I do enjoy the characters and the decision to make them all animals. Still worth watching, but not one worth watching time and time again. I'd rather watch Errol Flynn's version. Or heck, even Kevin Costner's.
My 8 1/2 year old's thoughts: I thought that Robin Hood was really cool because it had lots of interesting characters. What I did not like about Robin Hood was that the prince was very greedy and he…
Film #12 of Scavenger Hunt #3 list
Task #30: A film depicting medieval times!
In some cases for my review, I picked movies that I had seen, but where it had been a long, long time (and thus had never been logged on Letterboxd). Robin Hood fits that bill. One think that immediately stands out: I must have watched the beginning of the movie a lot more than the end.
This adaptation of the classic Robin Hood story utilizes animals to tell its story, several who look/sound familiar from a few older Disney gems. Like many classic Disney movies, it's fun but not exceptional. The story takes a lot of family-friendly detours and breezes through a good deal of other aspects of the story. The main guts are there, of course, but there's a lot more emphasis on chases and random animal villagers.
She watched most of it this time!
Robin Hood Movie Review #58
Disney Review #21
Since this time is known as "The Disney Dark Age" is there any light in there? Let's find out. It's the classic story of Robin Hood, the criminal who steals from the rich to give to the poor. The way Disney takes the classic story about a thief and adds heart, emotion, and comedy into all in proportions. My favorite comedic seen is when they dress up a women. It makes the comedy level and does not over do it unlike Robin Hood Men in Tights. The characters. Robin Hood is the classic criminal but here he has the heart that in other renditions he doesn't have. Little John is the classic…
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