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"Robin Hood" was the twenty-first full length animated film released by Walt Disney Studios on November 8, Robin Hood is an anthropomorphic fox and the protagonist of the film. Although Robin Hood is often shown as an outlaw who chooses to rob from the rich to help the poor people, in this Disney animated version, he is shown mainly attacking Prince John and his agents (Sir Hiss and the Sheriff of Nottingham), who have impoverished Nottingham with high taxes. Robin Hood and Little John steal the tax caravans and give it back to the peasants while trying to avoid capture.

All the characters in Disney's version of "Robin Hood" were played by animals. Prince John was a lion, Sir Hiss (no surprise) was a snake, and the Sheriff of Nottingham was a wolf. Prince John is a spoiled King who will resort to any underhanded trick so that he can maintain the crown and throne of Nottingham; and was voiced by the great and deep voiced Peter Ustinov. Sir Hiss was voiced by Terry-Thomas (who's hissing speech was masterful), and both were animated by Ollie Johnston. The on-screen presence of the two together is just wonderful and Johnston's animation skills, at this point, are top notch! The personalities are different and distinct, as are the ways the two different characters move and interact. Kaa from a prior film "Jungle Book," must have been a nice starting point, in order to allow Sir Hiss to show more emotion and expression through the use of not only his face and head, but his tail. 

This is a wonderful original production animation two cel setup of Prince John and Sir Hiss. Both characters are eyes and mouth open; and Prince John is wearing his crown, royal robe, and blue tunic. Sir Hiss is wearing his orange tunic and cape, and his forked tongue can be seen in profile. A great pair of hand painted animation cels from one of the most beloved Walt Disney feature films!

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Robin Hood ( film)

"Robin Hood (Disney)" redirects here. For the character, see Robin Hood (Disney character).

American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions

Robin Hood is a American animatedadventuremusicalcomedy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution, based on the English folk taleof the same name with the characters reimagined as anthropomorphic animals. Produced and directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, it is the 21st Disney animated feature film. The story follows the adventures of Robin Hood, Little John, and the inhabitants of Nottingham as they fight against the excessive taxation of Prince John, and Robin Hood wins the hand of Maid Marian. The film features the voices of Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Peter Ustinov, Pat Buttram, Monica Evans, and Carole Shelley.

The idea to adapt Robin Hood into an animated feature dated back to Walt Disney's interest in the tale of Reynard the Fox during his first full-length feature production, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (). The idea was repeatedly shelved until writer and production designer Ken Anderson incorporated ideas from it in a pitch of the legend of Robin Hood using anthropomorphic animals rather than humans during the production of The Aristocats ().

Robin Hood was released on November 8, The film was a commercial success, having garnered $32 million at the box office. While it was initially met by positive reviews by film critics, who praised the voice cast, animation, and humor, its critical reception became gradually mixed since its release. Despite this, the film has garnered a cult following and has become a Disney fan-favourite over the years.


The story is narrated by Alan-a-Dale. He introduces Robin Hood and Little John, who live in Sherwood Forest, robbing from the rich and giving to the overtaxed townsfolk of Nottingham. The Sheriff of Nottingham tries to catch the two, but he fails every time. Meanwhile, Prince John and his counselor Sir Hiss arrive in Nottingham. Earlier, Sir Hiss hypnotized Prince John's brother King Richard to go off on the Crusades, allowing Prince John to take the throne as de facto King. Unfortunately, the Prince is greedy and immature, even sucking his thumb whenever his mother is mentioned. Robin and Little John rob Prince John by disguising themselves as fortune tellers, prompting the Prince to put a bounty on their heads.

The Sheriff, under Prince John's orders, taxes the inhabitants of Nottingham excessively. However, Robin gives back some money to a family of rabbits, and gives a bow, arrow and one of his hats to the young rabbit Skippy for his birthday. Skippy and his friends test out the bow, but Skippy accidentally fires the arrow into the grounds of Nottingham Castle. The children sneak inside, meeting Maid Marian and her lady-in-waiting Lady Kluck. Marian reveals she and Robin were once childhood sweethearts, but she was sent to London and has not seen him for years, only recently returning to Nottingham.

Friar Tuck, the local priest, visits Robin and Little John to report that Prince John is hosting an archery tournament, with a kiss from Maid Marian as the prize. Robin disguises himself as a stork and enters the contest, while Little John masquerades as the Duke of Chutney to get close to Prince John. Robin wins the tournament, but Prince John recognizes and exposes him, sentencing him to death despite Marian's pleas. Little John threatens Prince John with a dagger, resulting in a fight between Robin's forces and Prince John's soldiers, culminating in Robin's party escaping with Marian and Lady Kluck in tow.

In the forest, Robin and Marian share a romantic evening, then are surprised by Robin's “merry men”, who sing a funny song dubbing John the "Phony King of England". Prince John learns of the song and spitefully triples the taxes; most of the town cannot pay, and are imprisoned. The Sheriff visits Friar Tuck's church to steal from the poor box, and Tuck savagely attacks him, resulting in Tuck's arrest for treason. Prince John learns of this and orders Tuck's execution, hoping to lure Robin into doing something rash to save him.

The night before the execution, despite the precautions of Prince John, Robin Hood and Little John sneak into the castle. Little John manages to free all of the prisoners, Tuck included, whilst Robin steals all of Prince John's gold. Hiss awakens, and tries to stop them, rousing the castle. Chaos ensues as Robin and the others try to escape to Sherwood Forest, and Robin is forced to return to the castle to rescue Skippy's sister, Tagalong. The Sheriff chases Robin through the building and attacks him with a lit torch, setting the castle ablaze and forcing Robin to jump into the moat. Little John and Skippy anxiously watch as the water is pelted with arrows, and for a moment it seems as if Robin has been killed, but he eventually emerges unharmed. Hiss chides a despairing Prince John for his failed trap, and points out the castle (belonging to Prince John's mother) is afire, which drives Prince John to insanity.

Later, King Richard returns to England, and sentences his brother, Hiss, and the Sheriff to hard labor in the Royal Rock Pile. He pardons Robin Hood, who marries Maid Marian and leaves Nottingham, with Little John and Skippy in tow.

Voice cast[edit]

  • Brian Bedford as Robin Hood, a gifted archer, trickster, and master of disguise who is devoted to helping the poor and downtrodden townspeople. He is portrayed as a fox.
  • Monica Evans as Maid Marian, a vixen, the gentle niece of King Richard and the primary love interest of Robin Hood.
  • Phil Harris as Little John, Robin Hood's best friend, who though not small at all is still called "Little John". Portrayed as a bear, he is very similar to The Jungle Book's Baloo and both characters are voiced by Phil Harris.
  • Roger Miller as Alan-a-Dale, a rooster who serves as the narrator of the film. He is also seen playing a lute throughout the film.
  • Andy Devine as Friar Tuck, the town's folksy local priest who protects the villagers of Nottingham, even if it means clashing with the authorities. He is portrayed as a badger.
  • Peter Ustinov as Prince John, an arrogant, greedy, ruthless, scrawny lion who is the Prince Regent of England. He has the habit of sucking his thumb when someone mentions his mother. Ustinov also voiced Prince John in the German version of the film.[3]
    • Ustinov also voices King Richard, John's older brother and the rightful King of England, who returns from the Third Crusade at the end of the film and sentences his brother to work in the Royal Rock Pile. Unlike John, Richard is depicted with a mane.
  • Terry-Thomas as Sir Hiss, Prince John's manipulative, prideful, and much-abused advisor. Portrayed as a snake, he resembles The Jungle Book's Kaa, whose powers of hypnosis he also possesses.
  • Carole Shelley as Lady Kluck, a brassy Scottish hen who is the lady-in-waiting for Maid Marian.
  • Pat Buttram as the Sheriff of Nottingham, a heartless and shifty wolf with a Southern accent who enjoys collecting taxes on behalf of Prince John.
  • George Lindsey and Ken Curtis as the anxious and trigger-happy Trigger and the dim-witted Nutsy, respectively, vulture guardsmen.
  • John Fiedler and Barbara Luddy as Sexton and his wife, respectively, church mice. Luddy also voiced Mother Rabbit, the mother of Skippy, Sis, and Tagalong.
  • Billy Whitaker, Dana Laurita, Dori Whitaker, and Richie Sanders as Skippy, Sis, Tagalong, and Toby, respectively, local children of Nottingham who idolize Robin Hood. Skippy, Sis, and Tagalong are rabbits while Toby is a turtle.
  • Candy Candido as the Captain of the Guard, a crocodile who hosts the archery tournament.
  • J. Pat O'Malley as Otto, a bloodhound blacksmith with a lame leg.


"As director of story and character concepts, I knew right off that sly Robin Hood must be a fox. From there it was logical that Maid Marian should be a pretty vixen. Little John, legendarily known for his size, was easily a big overgrown bear.

Friar Tuck is great as a badger, but he was also great as a pig, as I had originally planned. Then I thought the symbol of a pig might be offensive to the Church, so we changed him. Richard the Lion-hearted, of course, had to be a regal, proud, strong lion; and his pathetic cousin [historically, and in the movie, his brother] Prince John, the weak villain, also had to be a lion, but we made him scrawny and childish. I originally thought of a snake as a member of the poor townspeople but one of the other men here suggested that a snake would be perfect as a slithering consort [Sir Hiss] to mean Prince John."

Ken Anderson

Around the time of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in , Walt Disney became interested in adapting the twelfth-century legend of Reynard the Fox. However, the project languished due to Walt's concern that Reynard was an unsuitable choice for a hero.[5] In a meeting held on February 12, , Disney commented "I see swell possibilities in 'Reynard', but is it smart to make it? We have such a terrific kid audience parents and kids together. That's the trouble – too sophisticated. We'll take a nosedive doing it with animals."[6] For Treasure Island (), Walt seriously considered three animated sections, each one of the Reynard tales, to be told by Long John Silver to Jim Hawkins as moral fables. Ultimately, the idea was nixed as Treasure Island became the studio's first fully live-action film. Over the years, the studio decided to make Reynard the villain of a musical feature film named Chanticleer and Reynard (based on Edmond Rostand's Chanticleer), but the production was scrapped in the early s in favor of The Sword in the Stone ().

While The Aristocats () was in production, Ken Anderson began exploring possibilities for the next film. Studio executives favored a "classic" tale as the subject for the next film, in which Anderson suggested the tale of Robin Hood, which was received enthusiastically.[7] He blended his ideas of Robin Hood by incorporating that the fox character could be slick but still use his skills to protect the community.[8] Additionally, Anderson wanted to set the film in the Deep South desiring to recapture the spirit of Song of the South (). However, the executives were wary of the reputation of Song of the South, which was followed by Wolfgang Reitherman's decision to set the film in its traditional English location inspired by The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men ().[9] Veteran writer Larry Clemmons came on board the project by writing a script with dialogue that was later storyboarded by other writers.[8]

As production went further along, Robin Allan stated in his book Walt Disney and Europe that "Ken Anderson wept when he saw how his character concepts had been processed into stereotypes for the animation on Robin Hood."[10] According to Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, one such casualty was the concept of making the Sheriff of Nottingham a goat as an artistic experiment to try different animals for a villain, only to be overruled by Reitherman who wanted to keep to the villainous stereotype of a wolf instead.[11] Additionally, Anderson wanted to include the Merry Men into the film, which was again overridden by Reitherman because he wanted a "buddy picture" reminiscent of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (), so Little John was the only Merry Man who remained in the film, while Friar Tuck was put as a friend of Robin's who lived in Nottingham, and Alan-a-Dale was turned into the narrator.

Because of the time spent on developing several settings and auditioning actors to voice Robin Hood, production fell behind schedule.[9] In order to meet deadlines, the animators had no other choice but to recycle several dance sequences from previous Disney animated films, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (), The Jungle Book (), and The Aristocats ().[13]


By October , most of the voice actors were confirmed, with the exception of Tommy Steele cast in the title role.[14] Steele himself was chosen because of his performance in The Happiest Millionaire () while Peter Ustinov was cast because Walt Disney had enjoyed his presence on the set of Blackbeard's Ghost (). However, Steele was unable to make his character sound more heroic,[9] and his replacement came down to final two candidates which were Bernard Fox and Brian Bedford.[15] Disney executives had first seen Bedford performing onstage in Los Angeles, in which they brought him in to test for the role in May and ultimately cast him.[16] Meanwhile, Louis Prima was so angered at not being considered for a role that he personally paid the recording expenses for the subsequent album, Let's "Hear" it For Robin Hood, which he sold to Disneyland Records.


The film premiered at the Radio City Music Hall on November 8, [18] The film was re-released on March 26,

Home media[edit]

The film was first released on VHS, CED, Betamax, and Laserdisc on December 3, , becoming the debut installment of the Walt Disney Classics home video label.[19] Disney had thought the idea of releasing any of its animated classics (known as the "untouchables") might threaten future theatrical reissue revenue. However, Robin Hood was viewed as the first choice since it was not held in such high esteem as some of the other titles.[20] The release went into moratorium in January [21] It was later re-released on VHS as an installment of the Walt Disney Classics on July 12, [22] The film was re-released on October 28, and July 13, on VHS as an installment of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection lineup.

In January , Walt Disney Home Video launched the Gold Classic Collection, with Robin Hood re-issued on VHS and DVD on July 4, [23] The DVD contained the film in its aspect ratio, and was accompanied with special features including a trivia game and the cartoon short "Ye Olden Days".[24] The remastered "Most Wanted Edition" DVD ("Special Edition" in the UK) was released on November 28, in a matted transfer to represent its original theatrical screen ratio. It also featured a deleted scene/alternate ending of Prince John attempting to kill a wounded Robin Hood. On August 6, , the film was released as the 40th Anniversary Edition on a Blu-ray combo pack.[25]


Critical reaction[edit]

Judith Crist, reviewing the film in New York magazine, said it was "nicely tongue-in-cheek without insult to the intelligence of either child or adult." She also stated that it "has class – in the fine cast that gives both voice and personality to the characters, in the bright and brisk dialogue, in its overall concept."[26]Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote that it "should be a good deal of fun for toddlers whose minds have not yet shriveled into orthodoxy" and he called the visual style "charmingly conventional".[27] Dave Billington of The Montreal Gazette wrote "As a film, Robin Hood marks a come-back of sorts for the Disney people. Ever since the old maestro died, the cartoon features have shown distressing signs of a drop in quality, both in art work and in voice characterization. But the blending of appealing cartoon animals with perfect voices for the part makes Robin Hood an excellent evening out for the whole family."[28] Also writing in New York magazine, Ruth Gilbert called it "a sweet, funny, slam-bang, good-hearted Walt Disney feature cartoon with a fine cast" and wrote it was "a feast for the eyes for kiddies and Disney nostalgics."[29]

Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times wrote that the Disney "hallmarks are there as they ever were: the incomparably rich, full animation, the humanized animal characters perky, individual and enchanting, and the wild, inventive slapstick action."[30] Awarding the film four stars out of five, Ian Nathan, in a retrospective review for Empire, praised the vocal performances of Peter Ustinov and Terry-Thomas acknowledging "while this is hardly the most dazzling of animated features, it has that cut-corner feel that seem to hold sway in the '70s (mainly because Disney were cutting corners), the characters spark to life, and the story remains as rock steady as ever."[31]

Among less favorable reviews, Jay Cocks of Time gave the film a mixed verdict writing "Even at its best, Robin Hood is only mildly diverting. There is not a single moment of the hilarity or deep, eerie fear that the Disney people used to be able to conjure up, or of the sort of visual invention that made the early features so memorable. Robin Hood's basic problem is that it is rather too pretty and good natured."[32]Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune gave the film one-and-a-half stars out of four, describing the film as "80 minutes of pratfalls and nincompoop dialog," and criticizing the animation quality as "Saturday morning TV cartoon stuff."[33] John Baxter of The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote that "for the most part the film is as bland and one-dimensional as the product of less sophisticated studios; and except for Peter Ustinov's plummy Prince John, the voice characterisations are as insipid as the animation is unoriginal."[34]

Decades since the film's release, the film has been heavily noted for the recycled scenes of animation and the sex appeal of the two main characters.[35][36] The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that the film received a 54% approval rating with an average rating of /10 based on 28 reviews. The website's consensus states that "One of the weaker Disney adaptations, Robin Hood is cute and colorful but lacks the majesty and excitement of the studio's earlier efforts."[37]Metacritic gave the film a score of 57 based on 9 reviews.[38]

Box office[edit]

During its initial release, Robin Hood earned $ million in rentals in the United States and Canada.[39] It also grossed $18 million in foreign territories, which was at the time a Disney record, for a worldwide rental of $ million.[40]

The film has earned a lifetime gross in the United States and Canada between $32–35 million across its two releases.[2][41][42]


The film has since become a fan favorite.[43][44] Disney animator and director Byron Howard admitted that Robin Hood was his favorite film while growing up and cited it as a major influence on Zootopia.[45] It was also one of the many inspirations for the then-emerging furry fandom.[35] Some of the characters from the film also cameoed in the Oscar-nominated featurette short Mickey's Christmas Carol.[46][47] The film was nominated for a spot on AFI's 10 Top 10 by American Film Institute in for the Animated Film list.[48]

The song "Love" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 46th Academy Awards[49] but lost to "The Way We Were" from the film of the same name.[50][51] It was also featured in the feature film Fantastic Mr. Fox.[52] The song "Whistle-Stop" was sped up and used in the Hampster Dance, one of the earliest internet memes,[53] and later used at normal speed in the Super Bowl XLVIII commercial for T-Mobile.[54] The song "Oo De Lally" is featured in a commercial for Android which shows animals of different species playing together.[55]

Live-action adaptation[edit]

In April , it was reported that Disney is developing a live action/CG hybrid remake of Robin Hood featuring the same kind of anthropomorphic characters as in the film, with Kari Granlund writing and Carlos Lopez Estrada directing, while Justin Springer will produce the film. The remake will be released exclusively on Disney+.[56]


A record of the film was made at the time of its release in , which included its songs, score, narration, and dialogue. Both "Oo-De-Lally" and "Love" appear on the CD collection, Classic Disney: 60 Years of Musical Magic. "Love" is featured in the soundtrack for the film Fantastic Mr. Fox, directed by Wes Anderson. The full soundtrack of the film was released on August 4, , as part of the Walt Disney Records: The Legacy Collection series on compact disc and digital.[57]

The song "The Phony King of England" bears a strong resemblance to a much older, bawdy English folk song, "The Bastard King of England".[58]


Original songs performed in the film include:

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By Fox Carney

On November 8, , Robin Hood premiered, capturing the hearts of audiences all over the world. To celebrate 45 years of this classic film, Disney’s Animation Research Library has opened its vaults, sharing some incredible artwork and stories behind the making of the film. Please enjoy as we take a trip back to Nottingham to celebrate this positively medieval anniversary!

1. Allan-A-Dale
The catchy tune “Ooh-De-Lally” was composed by Roger Miller, who was one of the most popular country-western composer/singers of the late s. Production documents show Miller, voicing the minstrel rooster Allan-A-Dale, recorded the demo to “Oh-De-Lally” on October 13, Though a number of other renditions were recorded, including a more “countrified” version, in addition to another version recorded by Miller in June of , the filmmakers eventually chose the original demo recording in the final tracks of the movie and on the film&#;s soundtrack.

Robin Hood artwork from ARL

2. Early thoughts about a story for a fox
In the late s, Walt Disney was intrigued by the possibilities of adapting into animation the 12th Century tale of Reynard the Fox, but was concerned “the central character is a crook.” The project was subsequently shelved. It was revived in the mids and again in Marc Davis and Ken Anderson created many lavish and lush concept pieces and story sketches for the latter effort until that, too, was shelved. The character of Reynard was simply a scoundrel. Anderson would continue, in the late s, to help develop what would eventually be a successful animated film featuring an appealing fox of derring-do, Robin Hood ().

Robin Hood artwork from ARL

3. Live-action or animated?
Concept art is created to develop the characters, moods, and moments in a film. In the creative process, artists will often experiment with different ideas as they arise. During the production of Robin Hood (), one artist created ink and marker renditions of Robin and Marian as foxes and as humans.

Robin Hood artwork from ARL
Robin Hood artwork from ARL

4. The voice of Robin Hood
Though the voices of Little John, the Sherriff of Nottingham, and Prince John may be familiar, the casting for the voice of the title character of Robin Hood was not an easy task. British pop star and Disney veteran of The Happiest Millionaire () Tommy Steele was initially thought to be an ideal voice. However, filmmakers felt his performance too exuberant and lacking in the leadership qualities for the character of Robin they conceived. Other actors who tested included former Monkee Davy Jones, Bill Bixby, Rob Reiner, Richard Dawson, Ken Berry, and Dean Jones. However, after Disney personnel saw Tony Award winner Brian Bedford onstage in Los Angeles, they brought him in to test in May Bedford&#;s voice conveyed the charm, heroism, and romance the filmmaker&#;s hoped for—all with a dash of self-mocking humor. They knew they had their Robin Hood at last.

Robin Hood artwork from ARL

5. One of the inspirations on the take of Robin Hood
According to Ken Anderson, who was key in helping bring the characters and the story for Robin Hood to life, one of the main influences in the late s—when the film was being developed—was the critical and popular success of the live-action film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (). The filmmakers envisioned Robin and Little John as animated counterparts to the characters of Butch and Sundance respectively. Robbing (or should we say “borrowing”) from the rich and giving to the poor, Robin and Little John would be outlaws with hearts of gold&#;mostly Prince John&#;s gold.

Robin Hood artwork from ARL


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