Some background information: (compiled from Wikipedia and imdb and my own knowledge of the movie).
Official Title: Robin Hood
Release: November 8, 1973
Running Time: 83 minutes
Estimated Cost: $1.5 million 1973
Estimated Revenue: $9.5 million 1973
Overall Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Plot Summary: (Abridged)
Standard story of Robin Hood: steals from the rich, gives to the poor; plays games and tricks the king’s throned brother; gets into trouble and gets to marry Marian once the true king returns.
Oo De Lally
The Phony King of England
Not In Nottingham
I love the Oo De Lally song, it really reminds of minstrels! But I can’t say it’s ever made it on to one of my Disney playlists.
Plot Rating: 3 stars out of 5
So, it’s a pretty high rating. But I think this is because of how much I loved this movie as a child. It’s a classic telling of the Robin Hood story, with some fun characters.
Animation Rating: 2 out of 5
Sadly though characters were poorly drawn and recycled. Take a look at this video to understand how recycled this movie was:
(I agree with most of the video, except comparing Sleeping Beauty’s dance scene to
The animation was much better to look at, and I was able to watch this one, as opposed to Aristocats that I had to advert my eyes half of the time.
The Test of Time:
I’m not sure. This is one of those movies that I loved as a child. Again it’s in the “hero” vain, and I loved the love story but do children still watch it? Is it loved by young people? I can’t seem to recall any presence in the parks or in the merchandizing recently.
Through the Modern Lens
Ok by me.
Winnie the Pooh (I’m really excited, because I don’t think I’ve ever seen this movie from beginning to end!)