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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…
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...
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?
Need more Socialist hippie cartoons to get for my little brother.
Working on a project led me to watching this little gem again today. As soon as I hear Roger Miller's voice as the Roster and narrator, I was once again drawn into this film.
One little surprise for me was how much the 1973 King Richard looked like the 1994 Simba.
The last time I saw this movie, it was on a very well-used VHS.
This was way better than I remember.
The lines here are rough, pencil drawn... sometimes you can even see the animator's guide lines, left in the final animation.
The finished produce has a lovely charm. Reminiscent of a more polished "Fractured Fairy Tales." Overall, "Robin Hood" is a masterclass in anthropomorphic character animation.
There's about 15 more minutes of film than plot here. It's structured weirdly, essentially introducing Robin Hood three times before the plot gets moving forward. It's somewhere between a mad cap, Scooby Doo caper with an under current of the 60's American counterculture. Much weirder than I remember.
In my review of Avatar, I spoke about how American filmmakers have historically struggled to do justice to certain kinds of stories, namely "stories about American settlers encountering natives, and stories about Man destroying the environment." American filmmakers have also traditionally struggled when it comes to tackling distinctly British stories, of which the legend of Robin Hood is a prime example.
Ridley Scott's Robin Hood made a good fist of medieval English politics but was let down by a lack of focus and Russell Crowe's wandering accent. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is at turns tedious and over-the-top hilarious, depending on whether Kevin Costner or Alan Rickman is on screen. Even the classic versions with Douglas Fairbanks or Errol Flynn…
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This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Archiv schauen #0105 Robin Hood (1973) / Regie: Wolfgang Reitherman / mit den Stimmen von Cliff Barnes, Yul Brynner, Ernest Borgnine, Benjamin Blümchen Reinhard Mey + Peter Ustinov synchronisierte sich selbst.
Ah, Marian a Vixen! ;) ganz klar ne Füchsin
ach Mey ist da gaaaanz entspannt: "Robin Hood und Little John rennen um ihr Leben! HOODLDADDALEDOODLEDADDLEHOODLEDADDLDOOOO
Zitat: "...nimm es den Armen und gib es den Reichen!" O-Ton King John und hat sich was geändert?
so wurde auch noch der Kreuzzug auf den King Richard ging vom bösen Kanzler organisiert!
Zitat: "...weibliche Banditen gibt’s nicht!" O-Ton King John! ja die guten alten Zeiten, NICHT
Zitat: "eine Familie die gemeinsam spart, zahlt auch gemeinsam! O-Ton Sheriff!…
One of the worst Disney movies. The songs aren't as catchy, the animation not up to scratch. The characters are developed but everything was just lacking. I dreaded watching it and it couldn't have gone quick enough.
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