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Writers:
Larry Clemmons (story)
Ken Anderson (based on: character and story conceptions by)
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Release Date:
6 December 1973 (Argentina) See more »
Tagline:
Meet Robin Hood and his MERRY MENagerie! See more »
Plot:
The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Disney's Red Headed Step-child See more (117 total) »

Cast

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Roger Miller ... Allan-a-Dale - The Rooster (voice)

Peter Ustinov ... Prince John - A Lion / King Richard (voice)

Terry-Thomas ... Sir Hiss - A Snake (voice)
Brian Bedford ... Robin Hood - A Fox (voice)
Monica Evans ... Maid Marian - A Vixen (voice)

Phil Harris ... Little John - A Bear (voice)

Andy Devine ... Friar Tuck - A Badger (voice)

Carole Shelley ... Lady Kluck - A Chicken (voice)

Pat Buttram ... Sheriff of Nottingham - A Wolf (voice)

George Lindsey ... Trigger - A Vulture (voice)

Ken Curtis ... Nutsy - A Vulture (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Candy Candido ... Captain of the Guards (voice) (uncredited)

John Fiedler ... Father Sexton (voice) (uncredited)
Dana Laurita ... Sis (voice) (uncredited)
Barbara Luddy ... Mother Church Mouse / Mother Rabbit (voice) (uncredited)

J. Pat O'Malley ... Otto (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Whitaker ... Skippy - a Rabbit (voice) (uncredited)
Dori Whitaker ... Tagalong (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Wolfgang Reitherman 
 
Writing credits
Larry Clemmons (story)

Ken Anderson (based on: character and story conceptions by)

Ken Anderson (story sequences) &
Vance Gerry (story sequences) &
Frank Thomas (story sequences) &
Eric Cleworth (story sequences) &
Julius Svendsen (story sequences) &
David Michener (story sequences) (as Dave Michener)

Produced by
Wolfgang Reitherman .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Bruns 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Acosta (film editor)
James Melton (film editor) (as Jim Melton)
 
Art Direction by
Don Griffith 
 
Production Management
Don A. Duckwall .... production manager (as Don Duckwall)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Alguire .... assistant director
Edward Hansen .... assistant director (as Ed Hansen)
Jeffrey C. Patch .... assistant director (as Jeff Patch)
 
Sound Department
Herb Taylor .... sound
James MacDonald .... sound effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jack Buckley .... effects animator
Dan MacManus .... effects animator
 
Animation Department
Dale Baer .... character animator
Don Bluth .... character animator
Basil Davidovich .... layout
Al Dempster .... color stylist
Stan Green .... key assistant animator
Ann Guenther .... background painter
Joe Hale .... layout
Fred Hellmich .... character animator
Ralph Hulett .... background painter
Ollie Johnston .... directing animator
Milt Kahl .... directing animator
Hal King .... character animator
Eric Larson .... character animator
Bill Layne .... background painter
John Lounsbery .... directing animator
Burny Mattinson .... character animator
Bob McCrea .... key assistant animator
Cliff Nordberg .... character animator
Dale Oliver .... key assistant animator
Sylvia Roemer .... layout
Art Stevens .... character animator
Ed Templer Jr. .... layout
Frank Thomas .... directing animator
Chuck Williams .... key assistant animator
Floyd Norman .... assistant animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
83 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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Trivia:
This film is noted for its frequent "recycling" of animation sequences. For example: the shot of the animals marching in the parade at the archery contest is identical to the shot of the same animals leading Prince John's carriage in the forest.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the 'fortune telling' scenes in the beginning of the film, Prince John's crown changes from having all red jewels to having red and green jewels numerous times.See more »
Quotes:
Hiss:Sire, taxes are pouring in, the jail is full. Oh and good news, Sire. Friar Tuck is in jail.
Prince John:[Angry] Friar Tuck? It's Robin Hood I want, you idiot! Oh, I'd give all my gold if I could get my hands on. Did you say, Friar Tuck?
Hiss:Did I? Y-yes, I did.
Prince John:Yes, yes! I have it, Hiss! I'll use that fat friar as bait to trap Robin Hood.
Hiss:Another trap?
Prince John:Yes, you stupid serpent. Friar Tuck will be led to the gallows at the village square, don't you see.
Hiss:B-But Sire! Hang Friar Tuck? A man of the Church?
Prince John:Yes, my reluctant reptile, and when our elusive hero tries to rescue the corpulent cleric
[laughs evilly]
Prince John:my men will be ready.
[...]
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Soundtrack:
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44 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Disney's Red Headed Step-child, 19 June 2005
Author: Lauren from New Jersey

I loved this movie as a kid, as did just about every person I know. So it works for the youngins. As an adult, and an animation fan, I was surprised to learn that this movie is sort of the Disney studio's secret shame. I had nothing but fond memories of it, after all. And I could name at least a dozen Disney films that I would have put ahead of it on my Most Crappy list. I very recently watched it on television after many years, and yes, it is definitely flawed. The quality of the animation is terrible, and the lack of an over arching story makes the whole thing seem frivolous, like it was made for TV and not for a big studio release. There are holes in the narrative, scenes that should exist that don't, and scenes that have no reason to exist that do. And I think the somewhat random decision to cast the film with animals lends to the Saturday morning vibe as well.

But there's enough cool things peaking out from under all the half-assery that rescues the film just enough for it to be enjoyable. Peter Ustinov turns in an excellent, excellent performance as Prince John, at turns hysterical and genuinely nasty. Brian Bedford oozes easy going charm as Robin. He's probably turned in the second most likable performance of the character captured on film. He's just unfortunately delivering it through the poorly animated mouth of a cartoon fox. And though the actual quality of the animation is poor, some of the character animation is pretty clever and expressive. And I have to applaud the choice to add Roger Miller to the mix as a folkie, possibly pot-smoking minstrel rooster. His character adds a cool, Earthy vibe to the proceedings and as others have mentioned, his song, Not in Nottingham, actually sort of works as a blues song. Weird.

So Robin Hood is definitely not the epic tale Disney was capable of churning out in its hey days, but I dug it as a kid, and I still dig it today. You know, looking back at all my reviews on this site, it seems I mostly leap to the defense of classically bad films that I like anyway. That's OK, I guess. Someone has to.

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