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…
Better than the Costner version IMO.
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?
New Years Resolution See 700 Films in 2014 (At Least 400 Must Be New)
Film 216 out of 700
Film 35 of Remember the Magic
My memory of this film was that it was one of the best films that came out from the Disney studio. I have no idea why I thought that when I was a kid but it just bored me while watching it this time.
The good part about the film was the reimagination of the characters in animal form. Of course Robin Hood would be a fox, it is just one of those simple things that you slap your forehead and wonder why it didn't come to you sooner. The voice casting worked well for…
One of my favorite Disney films
Pretty bummed I didn't watch this one as a kid. The songs are great and it's a lot of fun.
Beautiful animation and a droll sense of humor. The whole thing reminded me a bit of Rocky and Bullwinkle in a good way. A surprising folk music sensibility too - I forgot that this movie is framed as a sort of folk musical, with a minstrel who describes himself as an early folk singer.
I might have watched this more growing up but the VHS stopped working when I was young :(
It has a fantastic voice cast, the animation is full of personality with some terrific character designs, there's actual strife for the people of the town, and it's genuinely funny. It's a bit odd that for a long period of time Robin Hood isn't in his own movie, but aside from that it's an enjoyable watch.
Hey you gotta pay your taxes and for that i respect this film.
Loved this as a kid. First time to watch it with my daughter... She seemed to really enjoy it, and I loved watching her watch it.
Wow. Such nostalgia. Very enjoy.
After getting tired of the same six CGI ADHD animated movies on rotation, I convinced my son to try something new and was able to put this on. It's been easily 15 years or more since I've seen this, but I'll be damned if I didn't know the songs immediately upon hearing them again. I honestly can't recall another animated film, or few live action films, with this kind of breezy, free-wheeling tone. It's a cinematic equivalent of taking a stroll through the forest on a muggy summer night while whistling a diddy.
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