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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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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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fox | lion | forest | tax | prince | See All (210) »

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Oo-de-Lolly Golly What a Movie! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

When Robin Hood (Brian Bedford) and Little John (Phil Harris) first appear on-screen, they wander upon a fallen tree which bridges a river, and each cordially insists that the other cross first. This is a friendly subversion of the traditional Robin Hood narrative, in which Robin Hood and Little John meet while crossing opposite sides of a narrow tree bridge and fight over who will be allowed to cross first. See more »

Goofs

Historical inaccuracies inherent to most versions of the Robin Hood legend. In the movie, Prince John is shown raising taxes on the poor people. In reality, Prince/King John Lackland was notorious for raising taxes on the nobility. Similarly, King Richard is depicted as a loving king who guards England dearly, when in reality he spent all of his short leisure time at his French estate, and once said he'd sell London to the highest bidder if he could just find a buyer. 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

The Phony King of England
(1972)
Written by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Phil Harris, Carole Shelley, and Andy Devine
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"Not In Nottingham" - tough song
16 March 2001 | by Al ForeSee all my reviews

When one thinks of Disney songs, one generally thinks along the vein of "Someday My Prince Will Come" or "Once Upon A Dream". Disney songs are usually silly love songs, villain's expressions of their villainy, or some generally upbeat nonsense. Disney songs are generally not hard and gritty.

Which is why "Not In Nottingham" is my favourite Disney song ever. It is a hard and emotional song, blues like an icepick to the soul, the loudest and harshest cry of pain I have ever heard in a Disney film. Where else in Disney-land would you hear a line like "Don't you know there's nothing left for me?".

Combined as it is with the jail scene, it is melancholia at its depths, and a refreshing change from the general froth one expects, and generally gets, from Disney movies and songs.


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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:

Robin Hood See more »

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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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