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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.
CHRONOLOGICAL WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS-A-THON (or at least the ones I own or can easily access, anyway!) FILM #21:
Robin Hood was made on the cheap during a time when most of the money Disney spent was going toward Disney World. Consequently it features a lot of repurposed animation from movies like Snow White, Aristocats, the Jungle Book and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. It also recycles things from itself quite often (notice the frequency of which the elephant and rhino soldiers are marching, for example.)
Surprisingly, Robin Hood doesn't end up suffering too badly from its limitations. Kind of like a streamlined, though not nearly as good, take on the Errol Flynn picture from 1938. The character design is great, the…
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The legend of Robin Hood has been turned into movie many times, it’s a very popular story. And off course there is also a Disney version, but it’s very different and original then all the others. This time all the characters are animals. Robin Hood and Maid Marian are foxes, King Richard is a lion and little John is a bear.
This is one of those Disney classics that will still be enjoyable for kids today. The boys will love the heroic Robin Hood and the girls will adore the sweet little rabbits Skippy and Toby, who are…
When I was a youngin', I always got so... confused? Is that the right word? I don't know. Anyway, I always got confused by this movie, because Little John was voiced by Baloo, and the main villain was a big angry cat with a hypnotist snake sidekick, I kinda wondered if this was some sort of weird Jungle Book spinoff.
Its cute, but Disney Animation was so lazy back in this era, holy shit.
#32. A revisit of a classic Disney film. Oodalaly, it's a fun one!
One of my favourite Disney films, which I've only just come to realise.
A very fun Disney animated film with good songs, fun characters, decent animation, and hilarious villains.
So few things give me the is much happiness
While watching all of the traditionally hand drawn animated Disney films, Robin Hood falls into the dead zone. It isn't really a bad movie it just isn't very good. It simply exists. All of the characters are just reused sketches of other Disney characters. Not really feeling this one.
Re-watched this mainly in remembrance of Brian Bedford; you can't top that sexy fox voice. Also, this is just a surprisingly entertaining kids movie. I always thought Prince John was pretty funny; I think a lot of the story still holds up. With minimal cringing due to antiquated sexism and/or racism!
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