A fox captures a group of squirrels while they're playing at "Robin Hood." The smallest of the bunch, who'd been bullied into playing the villain and thus avoided capture, uses his ingenuity to rescue his friends.

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This Merry Melody cartoon, "Robin Hood Makes Good," features three squirrels who find a book about the adventures of Robin Hood, and decide to emulate the hero by becoming merry outlaws of the forest. A fox reads the discarded book and decides there is something in it that will provide a meal (or three) for him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Spoofs The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) See more »

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March of the Fairies
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played when the fox first pretends to be Maid Marian
Also played when the squirrels attempt to look for her
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Entertaining If Not a Classic
29 March 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Robin Hood Makes Good (1939)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Three squirrels are in the woods reading about Robin Hood and then decide to act is out. The smallest squirrel is forced to be the bad guy, although he wants to be Robin Hood. Soon a fox sees them playing a decides to fool the bigger two so that he can eat them.

ROBIN HOOD MAKES GOOD certainly isn't a classic by any stretch of the imagination but it's entertaining enough to make it worth watching. Obviously the big moments are going to come towards the end when the smaller squirrel has to rise to the occasion and battle the fox. The final few minutes are certainly the highlight of the picture as it's quite funny how everything plays out. The animation itself was extremely good but the characters really aren't all that strong, which keeps the film from being better.


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