Robin Hood
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Robin Hood is one of the first animated films produced by the Walt Disney Company after Walt Disney's death in 1967. For the film, the studio's animators took the Disney tradition of adding human-like animal sidekicks to established tales (Cinderella, Pinnochio) a step further by making Robin Hood's legendary characters creatures themselves. Robin Hood (Brian Bedford) is a wily fox; Maid Marian (Monica Evans) is a beautiful vixen; Little John (Phil Harris) is a burly bear; Friar Tuck (Andy Devine) is a soft-spoken badger; the Sheriff of Nottingham (Pat Buttram) is a greedy wolf;… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Even at its best, Robin Hood is only mildly diverting."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"No one makes cultural appropriation as much fun as Walt Disney."
‑ , Time Out
"A dull and disjointed retelling that spends more time on the buffoonish antics of Prince John and Sir Hiss than on the outlaw archer."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Foxes with bows and arrows. What could be better than that?"
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"Robin Hood is one of the most lackadaisical Disney features of all."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"What sinks this one is the utter lack of the childhood insight and sympathy that really give the Disney films their staying power."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The visual style is charmingly conventional, as gently reassuring as that of a Donald Duck cartoon, sometimes as romantically pretty as an old Silly Symphony."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Of all the Disney movies from the '70s, 'Robin Hood' had perhaps the most potential, but suffers from a mild case of 'averageitis.'"
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"[An] enjoyable animated feature from Disney Studios."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Robin Hood might be something of a mess around the fringes, but there's a kindness, joviality, and lovely sense of community ingrained in the picture that makes it irresistible."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Compared with modern Disney films, which are dominated by the self-absorption and eventual self-discovery of their main characters, Robin Hood offers surprisingly stark and interesting social questions."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"...owes much of its charm to its precise anthropomorphization."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Blatantly caters to a juvenile audience, without making even the slightest attempt to entertain the grown-ups unless it happens that they like Saturday morning cartoon-level hijinks."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"like many of these old classics, it's fun to revisit with my own kids"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"It's bright and colorful, to be sure, with an emphasis on cuteness throughout, so tots will probably like it."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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