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 The Honorable Sheriff of Nottingham walks up the street towards the well, the star on his costume is to the left, and the feather on his cap points the same way. In the next shot, the Sheriff walks past the well and his character is inverted; to save animation time. See more »
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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