Robin Hood

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Overview

Robin Hood is one of the first animated films produced by the Walt Disney Company after Walt Disney's death in 1967. For the film, the studio's animators took the Disney tradition of adding human-like animal sidekicks to established tales (Cinderella, Pinnochio) a step further by making Robin Hood's legendary characters creatures themselves. Robin Hood (Brian Bedford) is a wily fox; Maid Marian (Monica Evans) is a beautiful vixen; Little John (Phil Harris) is a burly bear; Friar Tuck (Andy Devine) is a ...
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Overview

Robin Hood is one of the first animated films produced by the Walt Disney Company after Walt Disney's death in 1967. For the film, the studio's animators took the Disney tradition of adding human-like animal sidekicks to established tales (Cinderella, Pinnochio) a step further by making Robin Hood's legendary characters creatures themselves. Robin Hood (Brian Bedford) is a wily fox; Maid Marian (Monica Evans) is a beautiful vixen; Little John (Phil Harris) is a burly bear; Friar Tuck (Andy Devine) is a soft-spoken badger; the Sheriff of Nottingham (Pat Buttram) is a greedy wolf; and the scheming Prince John (Peter Ustinov) is a sniveling, groveling, thumb-sucking undersized lion with a serpent sidekick named Sir Hiss (Terry Thomas). The film begins after Prince John and Sir Hiss have tricked the true King into leaving the country on a phony crusade. With the help of the Sheriff of Nottingham, they tax the life out of Nottingham's peasants, leaving them all penniless but with the courageous Robin Hood as their only hope. ~ Aubry Anne D'Arminio
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Special Features

Over an hour of extra content:; Never-before-seen deleted story line "love letters"; Alternate ending; Robin Hood art gallery; Robin Hood storybook; Sing along with the movie; "Oo-de-lally" sing-along; "Ye Olden Days" cartoon starring Mickey Mouse; And more!
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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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2013
  • UPC: 786936834710
  • Original Release: 1973
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1AB
  • Presentation: Anniversary Edition / Bonus DVD / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 322

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Bedford Voice Only
Andy Devine Voice Only
Peter Ustinov Voice Only
Roger Miller Allan-A-Dale
George Lindsey Voice Only
Phil Harris Voice Only
Terry-Thomas Voice Only
Pat Buttram Voice Only
Candy Candido Voice Only
Ken Curtis Voice Only
Monica Evans Voice Only
John Fiedler Voice Only
Dana Laurita Voice Only
Barbara Luddy Voice Only
Carole Shelley Voice Only
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
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Robin Hood
1. Opening Credits
2. "Oo-De-Lally"
3. Fortune-Telling Robbers
4. Bad Times in Nottingham
5. Skippy's Arrow
6. Young Love
7. An Archery Tournament in Nottingham
8. Let the Tournament Begin!
9. Off With His Head!
10. It Seems Like Only Yesterday ("Love")
11. "The Phony King of England"
12. "Not in Nottingham"
13. The Scaffold
14. The Rescue
15. A Happy Ending
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Robin Hood
   Fast Play
   Main Menu
      Play
      Scene Selections
      Bonus Features
         Deleted Scenes
            Alternate Ending
         Music and More
            Disney Song Selection
               Play All
               Play Individual Songs:
                  "Oo-De-Lally"
                  "Love"
                  "The Phony King of England"
               Play Film with Lyrics on Screen
                  Lyrics on Screen: On
                  Lyrics on Screen: Off
         Games and Activities
            Robin Hood's Merry Games
               Archery Trivia Challenge
               Rescue Maid Marian
         Backstage Disney
            Robin Hood Art Gallery
               Still Gallery
               Video Gallery
         Bonus Short
            "Ye Olden Days"
      Set Up
         Audio Options
            English
            French
            Spanish
         Subtitles
            English for the Hearing Impaired
            Subtitles: None
         Register Your DVD
      Sneak Peeks
      Disney Fast Play
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Classic

    A must have in any children's collection!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Very Entertaining

    One of the greatest of my childhood. Very entertaining and encouraging.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One of my all time favorite movies!

    A fun endearing movie in the classic Disney style. Memorable characters and catchy songs this movie is a must for people of all ages!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic movie

    I remember watching this when I was a kid, now I watch it with my son.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    HORAY FOR ROBIN HOOD!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The animated Robin Hood

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Disney Movie!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must Have!

    This was my son's favorite childhood movie. It's funny, it's attention-getting, it's Disney!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Totally cool!!! Worth the money!!!

    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!

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