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?
Better than the Costner version IMO.
Wow that poster art is infuriating to look at. The lack of continuity in this movie is glorious. Pay special attention to King John's rings. Also the sound design; listen to sir hiss flying! The only truly mesmerizing part of the movie is the opening scene set to the tune of Roger Miller's "Oo-De-Lally." The sound design, intentional or not, only enhances the minimalist, childlike feel. Oh, and maybe the opening credits set to "Whistle Stop." It's actually beyond dope to see how thoroughly Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox was inspired by this film.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Now I understand why Disney required a renaissance. This is more like a daily after school cartoon on tv than a Disney animated feature. It's clearly aimed at 5 year olds and not much else. It's not like I felt any animosity towards it, but I did feel like I was wasting my time watching it. I mean the story is well known and this is probably the worst adaptation I could imagine. It almost didn't feel like a Robin Hood movie even though it included all of the trademark traits. The voice acting was an incomprehensible mix of British and American. Half the characters sounded like they were from The Dukes of Hazzard. I think if Disney were to…
One of Disney's underrated films. So many talented voice actors and a great soundtrack.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
A childhood classic still enjoyable today, A tale of Robin Hood taking on the evil King John who has made Nottingham a missable place to live for the poor.
Ein guter alter Disney Film, mehr kann man dazu nicht sagen.
honestly i wanted to be robin hood so badly i made a bow out of a shoe string and a stick i found in my back yard. this movie is an inspiration.
Without a doubt my childhood favourite.
This is basically a pick'n'mix of previously animated Disney characters, recycled. I have no issue with that per se, though it is a little distracting at times. Paired with the retro Disney pacing this is somehow very much a background movie for me.
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