November 8, 1973.
Re-released in 1982.
Released to video in 1984 and 1991.
Not In Nottingham
The Phony King Of England
When it was released in 1973, it was Disney's biggest box-office hit to date.
In the film, the characters are portrayed as animals. Robin Hood and Maid Marian are foxes, Little John is a bear, King Richard and Prince John are lions.
350,000 drawings were made for the film, along with more than 100,000 painted cels and 800 painted backgrounds.
The music for the film was composed by George Bruns, who used French horns, harpsichords, and mandolins to reflect the medieval time period.
The song "Love," by George Bruns and Floyd Huddleston, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1973 for Best Song.
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.
Robin Hood: Faint hearts never won fair lady.
Little John: You know somethin', Robin. I was just wonderin', are we good guys or bad guys? You know, I mean, uh? Our robbin' the rich to feed the poor.
Robin Hood: Rob? Tsk tsk tsk. That's a naughty word. We never rob. We just sort of borrow a bit from those who can afford it.
Little John: Borrow? Boy, are we in debt.
Friar Tuck: Why you flint-hearted, no-good...
Sheriff of Nottingham: Take it easy, preacher. It ain't Sunday, you know.
Clucky: Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Marian: Or forgetful
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DVD Bonus Features
- ROBIN HOOD DVD Storybook
- Trivia Game
- "Ye Old Days" Cartoon Starring Mickey Mouse
- "Oo-De-Lally" Sing-Along
Meet Robin Hood and his MERRY MENagerie!
The way it REALLY happened...
Just before Robin Hood burns the food, Little John hangs up a yellow shirt, but moments he's seen hanging it up again.
During the film, the rings on Prince John's fingers change to his other hand, and sometimes aren't there at all.
When Skippy is in the castle courtyard, the bow he was holding disappears, and a wooden sword appears on his belt.
During the scene where Robin Hood and Little John are trying to steal his taxes, Prince John's paws change from having four fingers to three.
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