“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.” – Alan-A-Dale
Number of Times Seen – too many to count (cable, video and 22 Apr 2014)
Brief Synopsis – The tale of Robin Hood placing the story within the animal kingdom.
My Take on it – As a kid, I loved this movie so much.
To this day, whenever I think of the story of Robin Hood I think of this version, and not the Errol Flynn, Kevin Costner or even Russel Crowe versions. Robin and Marion will always be foxes to me, Little John a bear, Alan-A-Dale a rooster, Friar Tuck a badger, Richard and John Lions, The Sheriff a Wolf and of course the guards Nutsy and Trigger – vultures (my favorites)
This movie is so much fun and really gives you an idea of what kind of character Robin Hood is meant to be.
This movie isn’t known as being one of Disney’s best animated features, but I disagree with that since as far as I’m concerned this is truly one of their best because even after so many years it still evokes from within me the best memories of probably any other Disney animated film.
Apparently, the original plan was to have this set in the old west, and therefore numerous voice actors were chosen who had a history in westerns. When that idea was changed, they decided to merge voice actors with western accents and those with British accents. It’s very interesting to see the finished product of that amalgam.
This movie has a lot of action and humor and it works very well to entertain.
Bottom Line – Great Disney flick. One of my favorites as a kid. Lots of fun. Highly recommended!
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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