Robin Hood
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In this Disney animated version of the famous Robin Hood tale, familiar forest animals appear as the merry band of thieves. Robin's a fox, Little John looks very much like Baloo the Bear from Disney's The Jungle Book, and Friar Tuck is a badger, etc. There are some pretty notable voices in the character roles, too: Peter Ustinov is Prince John, Andy Devine is Friar Tuck and Roger Miller is Allan-A-Dale. This one can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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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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