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
The respective voices of Maid Marian and Lady Kluck, Monica Evans and Carole Shelley, also worked together in the previous disney animated film, The AristoCats (1970), as the voices of the Two Geese Abigail and Amelia. The two actresses were originally paired up in The Odd Couple -- Broadway play and movie -- as the Pigeon sisters. See more »
When Robin Hood and Little John are trying to steal Prince John's taxes, Prince John's paws change from having four fingers to three. This happens again during the archery tournament. See more »
Mother Church Mouse:
Friar Tuck, we've saved this. It's not much, but please take it for the poor.
Your last farthing? Oh, Little Sister, no one can give more than that!
[deposits farthing into the poor box]
Bless you both!
Oh, we were just saving it for a rainy day.
Well, it's raining now!
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The best telling of Robin Hood on the silver screen
It is strange how many people damn the Disney version of "Robin Hood" for rough and repetitious animation, one-dimensional characters, and weak pacing. After all, A LOT of animated films suffer from this syndrome, even "landmark" productions like "Anastasia" and "Shrek." The characters are stereotypes, but they act believably: Prince John is silly, but with a truly evil undercurrent ("Squeeze every last drop out of those insolent...musical...peasants."), the Sheriff is deliciously nasty ("Upsy-daisy"), and Robin Hood is very affable. The music is, quite simply, fantastic. "Not in Nottingham" is easily the best Disney song ever (barring "When She Loved Me" in Toy Story 2), the opening theme and song are catchy and appropriate for the movie's tone, and the movie's action scenes are clever, chaotic, and action-packed but not gory. This is a movie you can show your kids without being embarrassed upon seeing that the movie is one long commercial for action figures and plush toys.
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