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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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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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Meet Robin Hood and his MERRY MENagerie! See more »


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Trivia

A portion of the opening theme music was used for the infamous "hamster dance" website, being played at double speed. See more »

Goofs

The rings on Prince John's fingers change from hand to hand and sometimes disappear completely. This is most noticeable during the tournament scenes where Prince John is talking to 'The Duke of Chutney' and also during the scenes where he is asleep and Robin is stealing the money bags from his room. 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 »

Connections

Version of Robin Hood (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(1893) (uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Dah da dee dah dah de doe doe, dah da dee dah diddy, doe
23 July 1999 | by SpleenSee all my reviews

The opening credits present us with all of the animals who will later appear in the film (the very same footage, in fact), parading themselves in front of a white background and a rather catchy tune. We see a fox dressed as Robin Hood. ROBIN HOOD, reads the credits. And in smaller letters underneath, in brackets: (a fox). We see a badger in a monk's outfit. FRIAR TUCK, says the credits. (a bear). I find this highly amusing. I love it. Don't ask me why. I think, though, that it demonstrates two things: that "Robin Hood" was made under the same cost cutting Disney regime that made "The Aristocats" three years earlier and "The Rescuers" three years later; and that it has far more life than both of these films put together.

It IS the cost-cutting that would damn this film, and it's liveliness that redeems it. (That, and Peter Ustinov's vocal performance as Prince John.) I can't even find it in my heart to condemn the Southern voices scattered throughout Sherwood Forest and Nottingham - replacing a human sheriff with a lupine one is such a violent change that the use of expressions like, "Aw, geez, Nutsy," seems trivial by comparison. At any rate I found the voices far less irritating than Kevin Costner's drawl in HIS version of Robin Hood.

The animation is mostly good but without the stand-out brilliance of, say, "The Jungle Book". There are a few scenes that look as if they belong on television (which is a problem shared with the next five animated features that Disney made). The children are more cloying than usual with Disney and we see too much of them. That's about it with the carping. All in all it's cheerful, it's shameless, it's hard to resist.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

8 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

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

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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