With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.
An imaginative Disney version of the Robin Hood legend. Fun and romance abound as the swashbuckling hero of Sherwood Forest and his valiant sidekick plot one daring adventure after another to outwit the greedy prince and his partner as they put the tax squeeze on the poor. Written by
Tommy Steele was the original choice to perform the voice of the title character, but he was dropped out shortly after recording sessions began. Terry Jones of "Monty Python" fame was also considered for the role. See more »
At Skippy's birthday party, the children sing "Happy Birthday" to him, which was not written until the 19th century. See more »
Oh, Clucky, surely he must know how much I really love him.
But of course, my dear. Believe me, someday soon, your Uncle King Richard will have an outlaw for an in-law!
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A brilliant piece of animation tells a timeless tale
Arguably the best pre-"Little Mermaid" Disney film, "Robin Hood" takes the characters from past Disney films and features such as Baloo (Jungle Book) and Rabbit (the Pooh films) and casts them in a classic re-telling of the popular Robin Hood fable. While not as historical as Kevin Costner's big to-do, nor always as laugh-out-loud ridiculous as Mel Brooks' affair, Disney's effort comes off as amiable and very likable. It's very much a product of its times but has a timeless quality that is unmatched, really, and the humor doesn't date itself as quickly as some of the jokes in recent Disney features have. The voice acting (as in almost every Disney film) is superb, but contains very few outstanding stars (Peter Ustinov's role is especially well-done, however). All in all, a film well-deserving of all the praise it receives.
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