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...
Over the years, there have been many motion picture adaptations of the classic English folk tale of Robin Hood. From the masterpiece that is the 1938 Warner Brothers film starring Errol Flynn in the title role, to satires like Mel Brooks' "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" with Carey Elwes, and even to the completely godawful that is both "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" starring Kevin Costner, and the 2010 Ridley Scott film starring Russell Crowe (of all people). To me, as with a lot of people that grew up watching nothing but Disney movies, the 1973 animated film directed by Wolfgang Reitherman is the one that not only introduced me to the thieving rebel, but is my absolute favorite of…
Disney's Robin Hood, The furry movie as some call it, is a REALLY good movie, though it may be biased, I love this movie, and it really even stands out today, especially redone in 1080p!
I watched Disney's version of "Robin Hood" many times as a child, so my enjoyment of the film is partially steeped in nostalgia.
It's not a technical marvel, for certain. There's plenty of Internet discussion about how "Robin Hood" was made on a shoe-string budget - although there seems to be some disagreement about whether it's $1.5 million (seems reasonable) or $15 million (seems extraordinary). The film also re-purposes several animations from "Snow White & the Seven Dwarves," "The Jungle Book," and "The Aristocats" in an effort to pinch pennies.
Perhaps animator Don Bluth, who worked on the film before branching on his own, is right when he says "the heart wasn't in it" for "Robin Hood." This was one of…
While it had its humorous moments, this is one of Disney's weaker entries. It only loosely had a plot, and it stretched out the ending. Where is should have ended - Robin's defeat of Knottingham at the archery contest - the filmmakers decided to drag out the ending. It didn't help that it was looking particularly bleak and hopeless for a Disney film.
I love all of the Disney classics!
Not exactly one of the best animated Disney movies. But it’s entertaining and Peter Ustinov’s performance as Prince John is one for the ages.
The Disney animators hit rock bottom with this 1973 feature, which cannibalizes sequences from earlier films and relies almost entirely on celebrity voices—Peter Ustinov, Terry-Thomas, Andy Devine, Pat Buttram—for characterization. The animation, though third-rate by Disney standards, is still more fluid and volumetrically vivid than anyone else's; what sinks this one is the utter lack of the childhood insight and sympathy that really give the Disney films their staying power. Wolfgang Reitherman directed.
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!
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