A slight role reversal for the Fox and Crow in this one, as the Crow was usually the smart one who ended up with the winning hand. Fox is Robin Hoodlum and the Crow is the Sheriff pursuing ...
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A slight role reversal for the Fox and Crow in this one, as the Crow was usually the smart one who ended up with the winning hand. Fox is Robin Hoodlum and the Crow is the Sheriff pursuing R. Hoodlum and his merry band. He escapes one trap after another until he is lured into an archery contest at the Palace---everybody plays the Palace sooner or later---and caught. He escapes, through the efforts of his faithful followers, and they kidnap the Sheriff and the King to act as their servants. Written by
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A rather unusual take on Robin Hood that is a real treat!
This cartoon, nominated for an Oscar, is part of a series featuring The Fox and The Crow by UPA and Columbia. This is not your grandfather's Robin Hood at all! Thoroughly delightful from start to finish. This was out on one of the Columbia Classics series of tapes and is well worth hunting up. UPA did some of the most interesting and creative shorts around in the late 1940s-1950s and almost everything they did was at least very good and much is excellent! Highly recommended
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