ROBIN HOOD (Theatrical Release USA 1973)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Robin Hood—a ‘good ole’ movie—worth watching. There’s a ‘kindness’, a certain ‘laid-back, simpler times’ feeling to this animated movie. I kept thinking ‘relaxed, natural, a let-things-roll-type’ of movie and the story does roll well until suddenly about the time you’re thinking ‘I could really get used to this method of story-telling,’ the ending credits appear and it’s over. No language—which is nice for a change—gives it a fresh appeal that other movies lack due to overworking this ‘modern necessity.’ What a pleasure to see Peter Ustinov in the credits voicing for Prince John and King Richard.

Storyline

The movie begins with a book and tells a little history about King Richard and Robin Hood, then it goes to a rooster who says, ‘We folks of the animal kingdom have our own version of the story.’

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Wolfgang Reitherman for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Wolfgang Reitherman for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Allan-a-Dale (voice of Roger Miller), Prince John/King Richard (voice of Peter Ustinov), Sir Hiss (voice of Terry Thomas), Robin Hood (voice of Brian Bedford), Maid Marian (voice of Monica Evans), Little John (voice of Phil Harris), Friar Tuck (voice of Andy Devine), Lady Kluck (voice of Carole Shelley), Sheriff of Nottingham (voice of Pat Buttram), and Trigger (voice of George Lindsey).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. An old tale is well told by the animal kingdom.

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