Robin Hood

Robin Hood

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Director: Wolfgang Reitherman

Cast: Wolfgang Reitherman, Brian Bedford, Andy Devine, Peter Ustinov

     
 

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Disney's animated version of Robin Hood comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are no subtitles on this disc, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. As with many a Disney DVD, the supplemental materials are aimed at children. The extra features include a

Overview

Disney's animated version of Robin Hood comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are no subtitles on this disc, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. As with many a Disney DVD, the supplemental materials are aimed at children. The extra features include a Robin Hood DVD storybook, an interactive trivia game, a sing-along for "Oo-de-lally," and a cartoon starring Mickey Mouse. Anyone looking for wholesome family entertainment will do fine with this DVD.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
You've seen the Errol Flynn, Kevin Costner, and, perhaps -- courtesy of Mel Brooks -- the Cary Elwes versions of the Robin Hood legend. Now Disney's virtuoso animators present "the story of what really happened in Sherwood Forest." Released in 1973, Robin Hood was the second animated feature produced following Walt Disney's death, and while it doesn't blaze new paths, it does hit the bull's-eye with its anthropomorphic take on this familiar story, recast with a menagerie of distinctively voiced classic characters. Brian Bedford is the wily fox Robin Hood, the outlaw who "borrows from those who can afford it" to give to the poor, and pines for Maid Marian (Monica Evans), a real vixen. Peter Ustinov is a thumb-sucking lion/Prince John, with Terry Thomas as "silly serpent" Sir Hiss. Phil Harris gives it the old Baloo as Robin's bear sidekick, Little John. Western hands Andy Devine and Pat Buttram add some unaccountable twang and drawl to, respectively, badger Friar Tuck and the Sheriff of Nottingham, a wolf. George "Goober" Lindsey and Ken "Festus" Curtis provide further comic relief as vultures Trigger and Nutsy. There are cutesy children's voices for the adolescent animals that worship Robin and befriend Marian. The "King of the Road," Roger Miller, is rooster balladeer Alan-a-Dale. Of the handful of songs, only "Oo-de-lally" is noteworthy. In addition to direction by The Jungle Book's Wolfgang Reitherman, the credits include some of the studio's venerable Nine Old Men (Frank Johnston and Frank Thomas) and some promising young talent (Don Bluth). This Most Wanted Edition includes a deleted alternate ending and the Mickey/Minnie Mouse cartoon "Ye Olden Days." While not quite one of Disney's classics, Robin Hood is an entertaining, briskly paced romp that should delight younger kids. But like the evil Sheriff, older members of Generation Shrek and adults may find it too taxing.
All Movie Guide
From the swashbuckling idols of Douglass Fairbanks and Errol Flynn to the gritty antiheroes of Sean Connery and Kevin Costner, Robin Hood has undergone several transformations throughout the history of live-action film. Yet, none of them are as enjoyable, or as handsome, as Disney's crimson fox in this much-loved cartoon feature. Director Wolfgang Reitherman and Disney animators create a fantastical animal world where each species' traits appear to coincide seamlessly with the well-known characteristics of Nottingham's inhabitants. The voice work is performed with bravado, especially Peter Ustinov, Terry Thomas, and Pat Buttram's contributions as the film's villains, Prince John, Sir Hiss, and the Sheriff of Nottingham. The musical numbers are an eclectic mix of folk, country, and children's rhyme that is not without a period flair: According to Disney historians, songwriter George Bruns went to great lengths to incorporate medieval instruments like the harpsichord and mandolin into the tunes. Furthermore, the film's quick and lively pace, combined with a short screening time, make Robin Hood a fun and painless watch, even for those with an aversion to cartoons.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/2000
UPC:
0717951008688
Original Release:
1973
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:23:00

Special Features

Robin Hood DVD storybook; Interactive trivia game; "Ye Olden Days" cartoon starring Mickey Mouse; "Oo-de-lally" singalong

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Bedford Robin Hood
Andy Devine Friar Tuck
Peter Ustinov Prince John
Roger Miller Allan-A-Dale
George Lindsey Trigger
Phil Harris Little John
Terry-Thomas Sir Hiss
Pat Buttram Sheriff
Candy Candido Crocodile
Ken Curtis Nutsy
Monica Evans Maid Marian
John Fiedler Church Mouse
Dana Laurita Sis
Barbara Luddy Mother Rabbit
Carole Shelley Lady Kluck

Technical Credits
Wolfgang Reitherman Director,Producer
Tom Acosta Editor
Dale Baer Animator
Don Bluth Animator
Cliff Borberg Animator
George Bruns Score Composer,Songwriter
Larry Clemmons Screenwriter
Don Griffith Art Director
Ed Hansen Asst. Director
Fred Hellmich Animator
Floyd Huddleston Songwriter
Milt Kahl Animator
Ken Anderson Original Story
Hal King Animator
Eric Larson Animator
John Lounsbery Animator
Burny Mattinson Animator
Jim Meltor Editor
Roger Miller Songwriter
Art Stevens Animator
Herb Taylor Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Thomas Animator

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Credits [:02]
2. "Oo-de-lally" [3:41]
3. Fortune-Telling Robbers [:03]
4. Bad Times In Nottingham [5:24]
5. Skippy's Arrow [:51]
6. Young Love [5:08]
7. An Archery Tournament In Nottingham [5:46]
8. Let The Tournament Begin! [6:04]
9. Off With His Head! [4:20]
10. It Seems Like Only Yesterday ("Love") [2:41]
11. "The Phony King Of England" [3:36]
12. "Not In Nottingham" [4:19]
13. The Scaffold [6:57]
14. The Rescue [2:11]
15. A Happy Ending [4:01]

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Robin Hood 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
littlegiry More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite Disney Classics! Such a shame it's not more popular! A must for any Disney fan!
KristineMarieIA More than 1 year ago
A must have in any children's collection!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! This movie is a LOT better than I expected it to be. I thought it was going to be cheesy since all the characters were animated, but... IT WAS JUST SO COOL!!! This is a really good adaption to the legend we all love so much. I really liked Little John and Maid Marian and Clucky, Maid Marian's lady-in-waiting (who is a fat hen!!). Really good movie. Animation was excellent, colors were brilliant, perfect voices for the characters, great storyline, good humor, and no plot holes and/or cheesy jokes. This is a cool movie, and I want to buy it for myself soon on DVD! Really good. There's nothing in this movie that may scare kids 7 and under. Little kids should be able to sit through this movie ok. I even think teens may find this movie enjoyable as well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my son's favorite childhood movie. It's funny, it's attention-getting, it's Disney!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm well past the age where Disney animated films are "cool" or whatever, but Robin Hood is still on my top ten favorite films! It's a great adaptation of the Robin Hood stories, and still holds enough suspense to keep most viewers watching. A good buy for anyone who appreciates this type of story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't this one in a long long time and has to be one of my all time favorite disney movies next to a bug's life to dinosaur. This is a really old film and thought the fox does make a pretty good robin hood, same goes for maid marian. Its the story of the title character and you pretty much know the story from there like the archery tournament.
Jay_Godzilla_fan More than 1 year ago
love this cartoon when i was a kid and love it now! I remember drawing the bad guys when i was younger too. very cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A MOVIE PUSHED BY THE FURRIES TO TRY AND CONVERT YOUR CHILDREN. THIS MOVIE TEACHES ABOUT ANIMAL AND MAN SEX. IF YOU NOT WANT YOUR KIDS TO BE HAVE SEX WITH FOXES WHEN THEY GROW UP DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE ALL OTHERS WHO DO WILL BE FURRYS WHEN GROW UP AND GO TO HELL GOD DOES NOT APPROVE OF THIS MOVIE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember watching this when I was a kid, now I watch it with my son.
Sharri_H More than 1 year ago
A fun endearing movie in the classic Disney style. Memorable characters and catchy songs this movie is a must for people of all ages!
foreverinmyheart More than 1 year ago
One of the greatest of my childhood. Very entertaining and encouraging.
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