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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:
The best Disney film ever made? See more (119 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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)
Richie Sanders ... Toby - A Turtle (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Whitaker ... Skippy - a Rabbit (voice) (uncredited)
Dori Whitaker ... Tagalong (voice) (uncredited)

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)
Richard Rich .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
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:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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Trivia:
Initially, the studio considered a movie about the European fable, Reynard the Fox. However, due to Walt Disney's concern that Reynard was an unsuitable choice for a hero, Ken Anderson used many elements from it in Robin Hood. Particularly the animal counterparts (e.g. Robin Hood, like Reynard was a fox and The Sheriff, like Isengrin was a wolf.)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Robin is seized by the guards at the Tournament, the manner in which he is tied up changes. In the initial shot, his arms are at his side, but in subsequent shots his arms are tied behind his back.See more »
Quotes:
Little John:[as Sir Reginald] Ah, milord, the esteemed royal sovereign of the realm. The head man himself. You're beautiful.
Prince John:Such savoir faire eclat elan, Hiss.
Little John:You took the words right out of my mouth, P.J.
Prince John:[Absolutely delighted] P.J.! I like that, do you know I do! Hiss, put it on my luggage.
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Movie Connections:
Version of "Robin Hood" (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Phony King of EnglandSee more »

FAQ

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30 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
The best Disney film ever made?, 28 June 2006
Author: Flagrant-Baronessa from Sweden

As above. Don't you ever wonder what the fascist, communist-hating Mr. Disney would have thought about bringing such an inherently socialist tale to the silver screen under his life's work's label? I know I do. Robin Hood quite explicitly makes the rich and royal people of England out to be total crooks, and the poor workers out to be heroes in a Marxist fashion. "Stealing from the rich and giving to the needy." Indeed. The adventurous Sherwood Forest hero Robin Hood who did so was my very first crush. Luckily, I have since then outgrown my infatuation for animals. Although I can look back and see that he still is quite the fox.

I maintain there are subtle elements of English humour that shine through in Disney's Robin Hood, and maybe that is why I like it so much. It may also be the hysterical comedic sidekicks like Sir Hiss. Whatever it is, this is without a doubt the best story of Robin Hood told on film, even though it's a cartoon aimed for kids. Good songs, good fast-paced action (that archery contest at the medieval fair was genius), interesting characters and nicely animated sets. All the characters have been translated into appropriate and symbolic animals. If you haven't thought about that before, do it next time you watch this film.

Maid Marion is perhaps one of the weakest female Disney characters, but then, they have never been known to be very dimensional or showed much range other than when they are the protagonists (like Ariel), and Marion is not one—she is a supporting character to the awesome Robin Hood and that is enough for this film.

Robin Hood is Disney film that's stuck with me through the years and its only rival for best Disney film of all time is perhaps Aladdin.

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