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Encyclopedia > Robin Hood (1973 film)
Robin Hood
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman
Produced by Wolfgang Reitherman
Written by Larry Clemmons
Ken Anderson
Starring Brian Bedford
Peter Ustinov
Phil Harris
Music by Roger Miller
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s) November 8, 1973
Running time 83 min.
Language English
Budget $15,000,000
IMDb profile

Robin Hood is an animated film produced by the Walt Disney Studios, first released in the United States on November 8, 1973. It is the twenty-first animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. It was the first feature which began production after Walt Disney's death, although some elements were taken from an earlier aborted production ("Reynard the Fox", see below) which Disney had been involved in. As a result, this was the first Disney movie to carry on in production without Walt Disney's involvement. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men is a live action Disney version of the Robin Hood story. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (560x850, 61 KB) Summary Poster of Robin Hood (1973). ... Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909 - May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a famed Disney animator and one of Disneys Nine Old Men. ... Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909 - May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a famed Disney animator and one of Disneys Nine Old Men. ... Ken (Kenneth B.) Anderson (March 17, 1909 - January 13, 1993) was an art director, writer, and animator at Disney for 44 years. ... Brian Bedford is an English actor, he is most famous as the voice of Robin Hood in the 1973 movie. ... Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE, KBE (IPA: ; April 16, 1921 – March 28, 2004), born Peter Alexander Baron von Ustinov, was an Academy Award-winning British actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur of French, Italian, Swiss, Russian, German and Ethiopian ancestry. ... Phil Harris and Alice Faye Phil Harris (born Wonga Philip Harris) (June 24, 1904 – August 11, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, jazz musician and comedian. ... A section of the album jacket for Golden Hits Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. ... The Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group is a collection of affiliated motion picture studios, all subsidaries of The Walt Disney Company. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Animation refers to the technique in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... This is a list of animated feature films produced by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company: Official canon The following is a list of the forty-four feature films officially part of the Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) canon. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ...

Contents

Plot

The film recounts the traditional stories of Robin Hood with the characters cast as anthropomorphic animals. It is narrated by the minstrel Alan-a-Dale, depicted as a rooster, who explains that while there are many different versions to the Robin Hood legend, "we folks of the animal kingdom have our own version." Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ...


Robin Hood (a fox), teams up with his band of outlaws including Little John (a bear), Friar Tuck (a badger) and Alan-A-Dale (a rooster), to assist the people of Nottingham. He does this by returning to the people the money taken from them through oppressive taxation by Prince John (a sniveling, mane-less lion) and his followers Sir Hiss (a snake) and the Sheriff of Nottingham (a wolf). King Richard (a strong lion) had left for the crusades after Hiss hypnotized him, and Prince John took his place on the throne. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Little John is a presumably fictional character in the legend of Robin Hood. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Friar Tuck is a fictional character, a companion of Robin Hood, and one of his Merry Men. Although a common character in the modern Robin Hood legend, Tuck does not appear in the earliest surviving Robin Hood ballads, and only has one major appearance in the ballad tradition, a late... Genera  Arctonyx  Melogale  Meles  Mellivora  Taxidea For other uses, see Badger (disambiguation). ... Rooster crowing during daylight A Rhode Island Red. ... For other uses, see Nottingham (disambiguation). ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Infraorders and Families Alethinophidia - Nopcsa, 1923 Acrochordidae- Bonaparte, 1831 Aniliidae - Stejneger, 1907 Anomochilidae - Cundall, Wallach & Rossman, 1993 Atractaspididae - Günther, 1858 Boidae - Gray, 1825 Bolyeriidae - Hoffstetter, 1946 Colubridae - Oppel, 1811 Cylindrophiidae - Fitzinger, 1843 Elapidae - F. Boie, 1827 Loxocemidae - Cope, 1861 Pythonidae - Fitzinger, 1826 Tropidophiidae - Brongersma, 1951 Uropeltidae - Müller, 1832... The Sheriff of Nottingham was historically the office responsible for enforcing law and order in Nottingham and bringing criminals to justice. ... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call... King Richard was the name of three monarchs in English history: Richard I of England Richard II of England Richard III of England Although there was no King Richard IV of England, this title can sometimes refer to: Richard, Duke of York, one of the Princes in the Tower, who... For other uses, see Lion (disambiguation). ... This article is about the medieval crusades. ...


While sneaking into an archery tournament held by Prince John, Robin Hood is nearly caught but manages to escape with his childhood sweetheart, Maid Marian (a vixen). A huge fight breaks out where they run over Prince John's Captain of the Guard (a crocodile). The two of them are joined in the forest with the rest of the outlaws and other citizens of Nottingham who all have a wonderful time mocking the Prince. When John finds out about this, he orders taxes to be increased even more, to the point of most of the citizens being driven into debt and jailed. Robin Hood and Maid Marian (poster, ca. ... Vixen can refer to: A female fox, or A shrewish, ill-tempered or spiteful woman; a virago An attractive woman Vixen (band), an all-female rock and roll band from the 1980s Another rock and roll band formed in 1982 featuring Marty Friedman (guitarist). ... Genera Mecistops Crocodylus Osteolaemus See full taxonomy. ...


Friar Tuck is arrested when he tries to keep the Sheriff from taking money from the church's charity collection box, thus leaving Sexton and Mother Mouse to run the church. To scare Robin out of hiding, John plans to hang Friar Tuck. Fortunately, Robin gets wind of this ahead of time and manages to rescue the Friar as well as the other imprisoned people and steal back the prince's ill-gained gold. GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ...


They all escape from the castle, except for Robin who is almost caught. He fights the Sheriff of Nottingham, who, becoming recklessly obsessed with killing him, sets fire to the top floor of the castle. Robin escapes, and falls into the moat where everyone assumes him to be dead. Robin then emerges alive. The movie ends with King Richard returning, Robin and Marian getting married and everyone living happily ever after (except for the villains, who are sentenced to hard labor). For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... The moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire, England Moats (also known as a Fosse) were deep and wide water-filled trenches, excavated to provide a barrier against attack upon castle ramparts or other fortifications. ... Hard Labor is the eleventh album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ...


Production notes and cast

As the film was made during Disney's financial slump and therefore allotted a small budget, the artists reused footage from previous animated features. This is most noticeable during the song-and-dance number, "The Phony King of England"; the characters' movements strongly resemble those from The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In particular, the section where Little John and Lady Cluck dance together mirrors part of the song "I Wanna Be Like You" from The Jungle Book with Baloo and King Louie respectively, and Robin Hood and Maid Marian mirror the dancing movements of Thomas O'Malley and Duchess during the song "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat" from The Aristocats and the Maid Marian mirror dancing the movements of Snow White during the song "The Silly Song" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The animation of Little John, the bear in Robin Hood, is nearly identical to that of Baloo in The Jungle Book, but Little John more closely resembles a brown or grizzly bear (Baloo was based on an Indian Sloth Bear). Both characters were voiced by actor Phil Harris, and have similar personalities, though Little John seems a far more responsible character than the "jungle bum" Baloo. Maid Marian also dances the same moves as Snow White causing her to wear a petticoat instead of bloomers. The robe that Prince John wears, and the crown worn by the puppet version of him, are the same robe and crown the king wears in Bedknobs and Broomsticks. In addition, Robin Hood's costume (green tunic and feathered cap) is similar to that of 1953's Peter Pan, sometimes leading to confusion between the two characters. At the end of the movie, a sound clip of the church bells ringing in Cinderella was used for the wedding church bells. During the beginning of the film, Sir Hiss mesmerizes Prince John with his eyes. This was the same type of ability Kaa the snake had in Disney's 1967 film, The Jungle Book. This short scene also appears to be another re-use of older animation. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Robin Hood (1973 film). ... The Jungle Book is the nineteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature and the 1st produced by Walt Disney. ... I Wanna Be Like You is a widely popular song from Walt Disneys film The Jungle Book (1967). ... The Jungle Book is the nineteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Baloo is the fictional sleepy old grey bear featured in Rudyard Kiplings The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book. ... King Louie is a fictional character, an orangutan who kidnaps Mowgli in Disneys 1967 animated musical adaptation of The Jungle Book. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature, the first produced by Walt Disney. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature and the 1st produced by Walt Disney. ... The Jungle Book is the nineteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Ursus arctos range map. ... For the Brooklyn-based indie rock band, see Grizzly Bear (band). ... Binomial name Melursus ursinus (Shaw, 1791) The Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus) is a nocturnal bear, inhabiting the lowland forests of India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. ... Phil Harris and Alice Faye Phil Harris (born Wonga Philip Harris) (June 24, 1904 – August 11, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, jazz musician and comedian. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature and the 1st produced by Walt Disney. ... Madame de Pompadour in an elaborately embroidered gown with matching petticoat, 1760s A petticoat or underskirt is an article of clothing for women; specifically an undergarment to be worn under a skirt, dress or sari. ... For the 1979 sitcom, see Bloomers (television). ... Crown names several entities associated with monarchy: A crown (headgear), the headgear worn by a monarch, other high dignitaries, divinities etcetera. ... A puppet is a representational object, usually but not always depicting a human character, used in play or a presentation. ... A dragon robe from Qing Dynasty of China A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment. ... Look up king in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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Boie, 1827 Loxocemidae - Cope, 1861 Pythonidae - Fitzinger, 1826 Tropidophiidae - Brongersma, 1951 Uropeltidae - Müller, 1832... The Jungle Book is the nineteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ...


At one point, one of the elephants who acts as heralds for Prince John attempts to trumpet a warning. Lady Kluck grabs the trunk, preventing the trumpeting and leaving the elephant flapping his ears ineffectually. The same joke was used in The Jungle Book, with identical sound. The vultures in the movie are identical to the ones in The Jungle Book. The movie also reuses the same animated shots several times, including those of the rhinos walking and running and those of Sis and Tagalong Rabbit (Skippy's sisters) and Toby Turtle (his friend, a turtle) laughing. Several animated clips of the Sheriff of Nottingham are also recycled at different points in the film. Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... The Jungle Book is the nineteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Orders Falconiformes (Fam. ... The Jungle Book is the nineteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... For other uses, see Turtle (disambiguation). ...


Initially, the studio considered a movie about Reynard the Fox. However, due to Walt Disney's concern that Reynard was an unsuitable choice for a hero, Ken Anderson used many elements from it in Robin Hood. Reynard the Fox, also known as Renard, Renart, Reinard, Reinecke, Reinhardus, and by many other spelling variations, is a trickster figure whose tale is told in a number of anthropomorphic fables from medieval Europe. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ...


Peter Ustinov grew famous playing over-the-top villains. His campy, spoiled and thoroughly weak-willed portrayal of Prince John is an effective caricature of his own performance as the Roman emperor Nero in the epic film Quo Vadis (1951). Phil Harris and Andy Devine had both appeared on The Jack Benny Program. John endlessly sulks over his mother's preference for his brother, a grudge marked by thumb-sucking and the reversion to an infantile state. At one point the behavior culminates in the complaint "Mother always did like Richard best." This is a sly reference to a classic comedy routine by the Smothers Brothers, in which Tom Smothers would bewail the maternal favoritism shown to Dick Smothers. ("Dick" is a common nickname for Richard.) In the historical play and film "The Lion in Winter," Richard is indeed shown as being the favorite of their mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, while John is the favored son of their father, King Henry II. Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE, KBE (IPA: ; April 16, 1921 – March 28, 2004), born Peter Alexander Baron von Ustinov, was an Academy Award-winning British actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur of French, Italian, Swiss, Russian, German and Ethiopian ancestry. ... Ordinary Magistrates Extraordinary Magistrates Titles and Honors Emperor Politics and Law This article discusses the nature of the imperial dignity, and its dynastic development throughout the history of the Empire. ... For other uses, see Nero (disambiguation). ... Quo Vadis (the title is Latin, meaning Where are you going?), is a 1951 Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman soldier, returning from the wars, who falls in love with a Christian and becomes intrigued by her religion. ... The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, was a radio-TV comedy series which ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century comedy. ... The Smothers Brothers are an American musical-comedy team, formed by real-life brothers Tom and Dick Smothers. ... Tom Smothers (born February 2, 1937) is an American comedian, composer and musician from New York, New York. ... Dick Smothers (born November 20, 1938) is an American comedian, composer and musician from New York, New York. ... The Lion in Winter is a 1966 Broadway play by James Goldman, who also cinematically adapted it in 1968 for the film directed by Anthony Harvey and a 2003 film by Andrei Konchalovsky. ... Eleanor of Aquitaine Eleanor of Aquitaine (Aliénor dAquitaine in French), Duchess of Aquitaine and Gascony and Countess of Poitou (1122[1] –April 1, 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Europe during the High Middle Ages. ... Henry II of England 5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189) ruled as King of England (1154–1189), Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Nantes, Lord of Ireland and, at various times, controlled parts of Wales, Scotland and western France. ...


Peter Ustinov lent his voice to both the original English-speaking Prince John and the Prince John in the German dubbed version of the movie. Phil Harris's voice as Little John is virtually identical to the voice he used for the character Baloo in Disney's The Jungle Book. Both characters were bears and looked generally similar except for their color. Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE, KBE (IPA: ; April 16, 1921 – March 28, 2004), born Peter Alexander Baron von Ustinov, was an Academy Award-winning British actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur of French, Italian, Swiss, Russian, German and Ethiopian ancestry. ... Phil Harris and Alice Faye Phil Harris (born Wonga Philip Harris) (June 24, 1904 – August 11, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, jazz musician and comedian. ... Little John is a presumably fictional character in the legend of Robin Hood. ... Baloo is the fictional sleepy old grey bear featured in Rudyard Kiplings The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book. ... The Jungle Book is the nineteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ...


The alternate ending included in the "Most Wanted Edition" DVD) is a short retelling of the story's conclusion, primarily utilizing still images from Ken Anderson's original storyboard drawings of the sequence. As Robin Hood leaps off of the castle and into the moat, he is wounded (presumably from one of the arrows shot into the water after him) and carried away to the church for safety. Prince John, enraged that he has once again been outwitted by Robin Hood, finds Little John leaving the church, and suspects the outlaw to be there as well. Sure enough, he finds Maid Marian tending to an unconscious Robin Hood, and draws a sword to kill them both. Before Prince John can strike, however, he is stopped by the appearance of his brother, King Richard, who is appalled to find his kingdom bleak and oppressed in his absence. Abiding his mother's wishes, King Richard decides he cannot banish Prince John from the kingdom, but does not pardon him from severe punishment. King Richard returns Nottingham to its former glory (before he left for the crusade), and orders Friar Tuck to marry Robin Hood and Maid Marian. The moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire, England Moats (also known as a Fosse) were deep and wide water-filled trenches, excavated to provide a barrier against attack upon castle ramparts or other fortifications. ... The Third Crusade (1189–1192), also known as the Kings Crusade, was an attempt by European leaders to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin. ...


A short finished scene from the planned original ending, featuring King Richard stopped by, and revealing himself to, Nutsy and Trigger, appeared in the Ken Anderson episode of the 1980s Disney Channel documentary series "Disney Family Album." This scene, at least in animated form, does not appear on the "Most Wanted Edition" DVD.


Box office and reaction

At the time leading up to its release, Robin Hood had a bit of a burden to carry — many observers were treating it as a benchmark to determine whether or not the studio could carry on without the late Walt Disney, since this was the studio's first animated feature produced without his involvement. Since Disney had attached his name to all his previous films, it gave the impression among many that the studio was nothing without him. Had the film failed, this impression might have been cemented, and might have done serious damage to the studio's reputation. However, Robin Hood was very successful upon its initial release, garnering around $9.5 million, the biggest Disney attraction at that time. Its 1982 re-release brought in even more income.


Critical response was (and remains) somewhat mixed, with some complaining that the film lacked the grandeur, scope or passion of Disney's earlier efforts. Others commended it for its lively characters, witty dialogue, catchy songs, and overall fun atmosphere. At Rotten Tomatoes, it garners a 54% "rotten" rating among critics, but a 90% "fresh" rating among users.


Characters

Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Brian Bedford is an English actor, he is most famous as the voice of Robin Hood in the 1973 movie. ... Robin Hood and Maid Marian (poster, ca. ... Vixen can refer to: A female fox, or A shrewish, ill-tempered or spiteful woman; a virago An attractive woman Vixen (band), an all-female rock and roll band from the 1980s Another rock and roll band formed in 1982 featuring Marty Friedman (guitarist). ... Monica Evans (born 1944) is a British actress best known for her portrayal of Cecily Pigeon in Neil Simons The Odd Couple. ... Little John is a presumably fictional character in the legend of Robin Hood. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Phil Harris and Alice Faye Phil Harris (born Wonga Philip Harris) (June 24, 1904 – August 11, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, jazz musician and comedian. ... Prince John is a fictional character in the Disney animated feature, Robin Hood, voiced by Peter Ustinov and animated by Ollie Johnston. ... For other uses, see Lion (disambiguation). ... Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE, KBE (IPA: ; April 16, 1921 – March 28, 2004), born Peter Alexander Baron von Ustinov, was an Academy Award-winning British actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur of French, Italian, Swiss, Russian, German and Ethiopian ancestry. ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call... Emmett Maxwell Pat Buttram (born June 19, 1915 in Addison, Alabama, died January 8, 1994 in Los Angeles, California of kidney failure was an American actor, famous for playing the sidekick of Gene Autry. ... Sir Hiss is Prince Johns fictional sidekick in the 1973 animated Disney movie Robin Hood, voiced by English comedian Terry-Thomas (with whom he shares a prominent set of front teeth). ... Infraorders and Families Alethinophidia - Nopcsa, 1923 Acrochordidae- Bonaparte, 1831 Aniliidae - Stejneger, 1907 Anomochilidae - Cundall, Wallach & Rossman, 1993 Atractaspididae - Günther, 1858 Boidae - Gray, 1825 Bolyeriidae - Hoffstetter, 1946 Colubridae - Oppel, 1811 Cylindrophiidae - Fitzinger, 1843 Elapidae - F. Boie, 1827 Loxocemidae - Cope, 1861 Pythonidae - Fitzinger, 1826 Tropidophiidae - Brongersma, 1951 Uropeltidae - Müller, 1832... Terry-Thomas (left) and Clive Morton in a scene from Lucky Jim (1957) Terry-Thomas (Thomas Terence Hoare-Stephens) (14 July 1911 - 8 January 1990) was a distinctive British comic actor of the 1950s and 1960s. ... Friar Tuck is a fictional character, a companion of Robin Hood, and one of his Merry Men. Although a common character in the modern Robin Hood legend, Tuck does not appear in the earliest surviving Robin Hood ballads, and only has one major appearance in the ballad tradition, a late... Genera  Arctonyx  Melogale  Meles  Mellivora  Taxidea For other uses, see Badger (disambiguation). ... For the Emmerdale actor, see Andy Devine (actor). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Carole Shelley (born August 16, 1939) is a Tony Award-winning actress from London, England. ... In the stories of Robin Hood, Alan-a-Dale (also spelled Alan-A-Dale, Allen-a-Dale, Allan-a-Dale and Allin-a-Dale) is a young minstrel who was a member of the Merry Men. ... Rooster crowing during daylight A Rhode Island Red. ... A section of the album jacket for Golden Hits Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. ... Orders Falconiformes (Fam. ... George Lindsey (born December 17, 1935) is an American character actor, born in Jasper, Alabama. ... Ken Curtis (born July 2, 1916; died April 29, 1991), Singer-Actor, best known as Festus of Gunsmoke fame. ... Mice may refer to: An abbreviation of Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions. ... John Donald Fiedler (February 3, 1925 – June 25, 2005) was an American voice actor and character actor in stage, film, television and radio. ... Beulah Bondi (May 3, 1888 – January 11, 1981) was an Oscar-nominated American actress, born Beulah Bondy in Chicago, Illinois. ... 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Voices

A few of the voice-actors utilized in this production are British. However, the creators of the film made the decision to cast quite a number of American character actors in the traditional medieval roles. Many of these individuals were veteran performers from Western-themed movies and television programs, which meant that characters like Friar Tuck and the Sheriff of Nottingham have accents and mannerisms more associated with the rural southwestern United States than with England. This effect was further reinforced by the choice of country singer Roger Miller as the movie's songwriter and narrator. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ... The Southwest region of the United States is drier than the adjoining Midwest in weather; the population is less dense and, with strong Spanish-American and Native American components, more ethnically varied than neighboring areas. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A section of the album jacket for Golden Hits Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. ...


Release info

The movie was originally released in 1973, followed by a re-release in 1982. The film was released to videocassette in 1984, 1991 (the first two being in the Walt Disney Classics video line), 1994 and 1999 (these two were in the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection video line), staying in general release since 1991. In 2000, it was released on DVD in the Gold Classic Collection. On November 28, 2006, the movie was remastered as the "Most Wanted Edition" featuring a deleted scene/alternate ending, as well as a 16:9 matted transfer. // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... The Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection (Walt Disney Coleccion Maestra in Spanish) is a line of videos released by Walt Disney Home Video from 1994 to 1999. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As one of the earliest Disney animated features to be released on home video, it is also one of the few to have been released on every home video format (except UMD): laserdisc, VHS, Beta tape, CED, and DVD. Portions of the film have also been sold on Super 8 reels. It has also been shown many times on The Disney Channel during the 80's and 90's. The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... A UMD The Universal Media Disc (UMD) is an optical disc medium developed by Sony for use on the PlayStation Portable. ... Not to be confused with disk laser, a type of solid-state laser in a flat configuration. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... Sonys Betamax is the 12. ... The Hobbit CED SelectaVision was originally the name for a video playback system developed by RCA using specialized Capacitance Electronic Disc (CED) media, in which video and audio could be played back on a TV using a special analog needle and high-density groove system similar to phonograph records. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... Kodachrome 40 KMA464P Super 8 Catridge Super 8 mm film, also called Super 8 is a motion picture film format that was developed in the 1960s and released on the market in 1965 by Eastman Kodak as an improvement of the older 8mm home movie format, and the Cine 8... The Disney Channel is a cable TV network run by The Walt Disney Company in the United States. ...


International release dates

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Trivia

  • Robin Hood, Little John, Friar Tuck, Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham appear at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts as meetable characters. Maid Marian used to appear at them too, but now she doesn't seem to appear anymore. Little John rarely appears as a meeting character now.
  • Many Robin Hood characters make cameo appearances in various episodes of the Disney's House of Mouse television series.
  • Little John and the Sheriff of Nottingham make cameo appearances in the direct-to-video release Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.
  • The church bell on Friar Tuck's church is an actual bell, filmed and added in post-production.
  • Friar Tuck was originally envisioned as a pig, but was changed to a badger to avoid offending religious sensitivities.
  • In the jailbreak scene, "God forgive Prince John" is written on the wall when Little John and Friar Tuck enter.
  • In some scenes Prince John is wearing rings on his fingers, and moments later they will disappear, only to reappear moments later.
  • In one scene of the film, where Kluck is fighting the men of Prince John, the University of Wisconsin fight song, "On Wisconsin", is played.

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Soundtrack Listing

  1. "Whistle-Stop" Written and Sung by Roger Miller
  2. "Oo-De-Lally" Written and Sung by Roger Miller
  3. "Love" Written by Floyd Huddleston and George Bruns Sung by Nancy Adams. (Nominated for an Oscar).
  4. "The Phony King of England" Written by Johnny Mercer Sung by Phil Harris
  5. "Not In Nottingham" Written and Sung by Roger Miller

"Whistle Stop" by Roger Miller was sampled and the pitch increased for use on an internet fad called The Hampster Dance. This sample was later used by the Cuban Boys as part of their song "Cognoscenti Vs. Intelligentsia." A dance remix using the sample also became a popular hit on Radio Disney. Oo-De-Lally is a song from Walt Disneys animated film Robin Hood sung by Roger Miller as Alan-a-Dale the rooster. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Robin Hood (1973 film). ... Not in Nottingham is a song from Walt Disneys film Robin Hood sung by Roger Miller as Alan-a-Dale the rooster. ... A section of the album jacket for Golden Hits Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. ... An internet fad is fad spread over the internet. ... It has been suggested that Hampton and the Hampsters Single - The Hampsterdance Song be merged into this article or section. ... Young, hot, sweaty, glistening, moaning Cuban Boys touching each other is something that really, really, really turns Arslan on. ... Cognoscenti Vs. ...


The music played in the background while Lady Kluck fights off Prince John's goons in an American football style manner is better known as Fight On, the fight song of the University of Southern California and On, Wisconsin, the fight song of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Fight On is the fight song of the University of Southern California. ... On, Wisconsin! is the official state song of Wisconsin as well as the fight song of the University of Wisconsin-Madison athletic teams. ... “University of Wisconsin” redirects here. ...


Although a full soundtrack to Robin Hood has never been released on Compact Disc in the US, a record of the film was made at the time of the film's release, including the film's songs and score.


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