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Robin Hood (1973)

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The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.

Directors:

Wolfgang Reitherman, David Hand (uncredited)

Writers:

Larry Clemmons (story), Ken Anderson (based on: character and story conceptions by) | 6 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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)
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Storyline

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 John (Sir Peter Ustinov) and his partner as they put the tax squeeze on the poor. Written by alfiehitchie

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fox | lion | forest | tax | prince | See All (211) »

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Join the MERRIEST MENagerie in the world's best-loved legend. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

If you notice the crown on Prince Johns head and compare it to the crown worn by Henry II in "Becket" you can see where the Disney artists got their inspiration. See more »

Goofs

Nutsy moves a target back 30 paces for the final round. The target is back to its original position along the other targets after Robin Hood's arrow hits the target and destroys the Sheriff's arrow. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alan-A-Dale: You know, there's been a heap of legends and tall tales about Robin Hood. All different too. Well, we folks of the animal kingdom have our own version. It's the story of what really happened in Sherwood Forest.
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Alternate Versions

On the DVD version of the film, the opening credits are different. There are occasional pauses in the original animation where additional voice actor credits are inserted. This is not in the original release, or in the earlier VHS versions. See more »


Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Effie I. Canning
Partly sung by Brian Bedford with modified lyrics ("Rock-a-Bye Sheriff")
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Disney's most under rated film
10 February 2004 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Robin Hood is personally one of my favorite Disney movies of all time, it's one of those animated films that gets over looked or over shadowed by other Disney classics, I wish it did get more notice. The animation is great and just has that old feel to it when animators used to draw the pictures, it feels more personal and special that way. Not to mention that this was a great adaptation of the Robin Hood story for the kids. Even as an adult I still enjoy watching this movie, it's funny, romantic, touching, and just very entertaining to watch. How could you not love Prince John? He is one of Disney's most awesome and hilarious villains of all time! Granted I know this film can come off as a little corny, but seriously give this movie a chance, it's one of Disney's buried treasures.

The story begins as Robin Hood and Little John run from the Sheriff of Nottingham, who has ambushed them with a team of archers. After narrowly escaping, Robin Hood and Little John happen upon the royal entourage which is taking Prince John and his counselor, Sir Hiss, to Nottingham in order to tax the people there. Disguised as female fortune-tellers, Robin and Little John effectively steal all the gold they can carry and run off into the forest, leaving Prince John sucking his thumb in humiliation. In Nottingham, Robin uses Friar Tuck to smuggle the stolen gold back to the peasants. Later Robin sees Maid Marian, she and Robin had once been sweethearts as children, but were forced to part ways when she moved to London. But she is mistaken: Robin can't stop thinking about her. But since Robin is an outlaw he and Marian wait for marriage. Seething with rage, that Robin is winning, John triples the taxes, making the bleak situation in Nottingham even worse. One night, Robin Hood, disguised again as the beggar, learns that Friar Tuck is in jail and will rescue him, save Nottingham once and for all and give Prince John the justice that has been coming to him for a long time.

I can't tell you how much I love this film, I think my favorite scene will always be the archery scene. Robin Hood learns that there is an archery contest and the winner gets a kiss from Maid Marian, so he enters and goes in a disguise, and Little John had his back the whole time while getting Prince John to lighten up about Robin being in the contest. I also love Prince John's side kick, Sir Hiss, he's the perfect little sleaze bag tattle tail and we go in Tom and Jerry classic mode when Prince John has it with him and just ties Hiss's body in a knot. This is a terrific Disney movie, just trust me when I say that it's a lot of fun to watch and just enjoy it, we don't get films like this any more.

10/10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

8 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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