Disney's most under rated film (by Smells_Like_Cheese)
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 <more>
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
The best telling of Robin Hood on the silver screen (by Mulliga)
It is strange how many people damn the Disney version of "Robin Hood" for rough and repetitious animation, one-dimensional characters, and weak pacing. After all, A LOT of animated films suffer from this syndrome, even "landmark" productions like "Anastasia" and "Shrek." The characters are stereotypes, but they act believably: Prince John is silly, but with a truly evil undercurrent "Squeeze every last drop out of those insolent...musical...peasants." , the Sheriff is deliciously nasty "Upsy-daisy" , and Robin Hood is very affable. <more>
The music is, quite simply, fantastic. "Not in Nottingham" is easily the best Disney song ever barring "When She Loved Me" in Toy Story 2 , the opening theme and song are catchy and appropriate for the movie's tone, and the movie's action scenes are clever, chaotic, and action-packed but not gory. This is a movie you can show your kids without being embarrassed upon seeing that the movie is one long commercial for action figures and plush toys.
I am watching this movie while writing this review, and I still remember every single line. This was, and still is, one of my favorite Disney films of all time. People may have complaints about it, accents, lack of character depth, story line but I will always have fond memories of watching this movie. To the people who have complaints about it the movie for various reasons: either relax and enjoy, or don't watch it and leave the people who love this Disney Classic alone. Don't ruin this movie for anyone.
Absolutely the most under-rated Disney animation ever (by Elswet)
This is my favorite rendition of Robin Hood! Costner has nothing compared to Brian Bedford!This is absolutely the most under-rated Disney animation ever made. While it tells the story quite well, it also has some beautiful supporting characters, a wonderfully treacherous Prince John Peter Ustinov , and some adorable comic relief in Terry Thomas's Sir Hiss.While this was made when I was around 10 or so, it was still one of my favorite movies of all time. Of course, a scant four years later, Star Wars was to usurp it as my very favorite, but it remained a close second for many years to <more>
come.I'm not entirely sure, but I think this is the only Disney animation to have all the characters portrayed by animals alone. The songs, while I usually find them annoying, are quite endearing; cute even. I highly recommend giving it a good watch or two.It rates an 8.8/10 from...the Fiend :.
Robin Hood is definitely in my Top 10 Disney movies list.Everybody I know loves this movie .It is the best version I've seen.You won't get bored during it I promise.First off, you've got the heroes : Robin Hood and Little John then you've got the heroine :the pretty Maid Marian , and last but not least there's the villain :the very funny Prince John and Sir Hiss. There's even some good songs like : "O De Lally" , "Love" ,"The Phony King of England" , and "Not in Nottingham".Finally there's some action and romance.Robin Hood <more>
No matter how many bad reviews there are about this movie, they're all wrong.I've seen this movie a good 10 times as a child, and I still remember it being the greatest retelling of the legend... ever! I'm sure you've heard from everyone on the board saying things like, "recycling of characters," or "Redoing of old scenes"... even with all that, Disney told one hell of a story, and there's no arguing that.What we have here is an obvious lack of taste... after all, it did win a golden screen award... very nice! Also, let's not forget that it was made <more>
in 1973; so don't get in my face about the animation... that's just how things were.For all you naysayers, I say this: take this one for a spin if you love classic Disney.10/10
Dah da dee dah dah de doe doe, dah da dee dah diddy, doe (by Spleen)
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 <more>
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.
*Contains a very minor spoiler*Robin Hood is one of the greatest Disney films made, and I applaud Disney for their effort.The story is a little different than what I expected. I knew it would have a happy ending, but I didn't get exactly what I expected. I'm glad that I didn't, because it would have had to have been 20 or so minutes longer otherwise. And a movie that is too long is not always a good thing, with the exception of the LOTR trilogy, which I love.That said, the voice cast is super. Brian Bedford as Robin Hood and Phil Harris - Baloo in The Jungle Book - RIP as Little <more>
John. They were the best in the cast, and did their parts well. I can't remember any other voices, except George Lindsay who did Trigger's voice, one of the vultures. I mention him only because he appears on my favorite TV show, "The Andy Griffith Show" as Goober, Gomer's cousin.Anyway, Robin Hood is a great film. I recommend to people of all ages.My Score: 8/10.
When you talk about Disney movies with someone the first ones named are, for example, "Beauty and the Beast" and so on. And when you name "Robin Hood" generally people say: "It's one of the worst movies ever". The thing is, they are unfair. OK, maybe the animation isn't that good and has its flaws, but when you see it you forget everything they told you and enjoy as a child. Really, actually it's much better than many kiddie movies that promised to be great and finally they only promoted toys do I have to name them? . But the best is that it has <more>
that classic Disney spirit that you can find in so many classics like "The Jungle Book", "Bambi". It has some really good characters specially Prince John- when you see it you'll know why , some songs are really good "Not in Nottingham" and you have a really good time watching it. So forget any nasty comments, rent it and enjoy one of the most unfairly overlooked Disney movies of all times.It is much better than many people think, and all because it isn't famous.