Robin Hood

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Robin Hood (1973 Animated Movie)

“Disney’s Robin Hood” is an animated musical film released by Walt Disney Productions in 1973. It is a reimagining of the classic tale of Robin Hood, the legendary outlaw who steals from the rich to give to the poor in the Sherwood Forest.

In this version, the characters are portrayed as anthropomorphic animals, with Robin Hood as a fox and Little John as a bear. The film follows Robin Hood as he, along with his loyal friends, robs from the greedy Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham to help the impoverished people of Nottingham.

The movie features memorable songs such as “Oo-De-Lally” and “Love,” composed by Roger Miller. The film is well-known for its humor, adventure, and heartwarming moments, making it a beloved classic in Disney’s animated lineup.

“Disney’s Robin Hood” was directed by Wolfgang Reitherman and is the 21st animated feature in the Disney Animated Canon. It was well-received by both critics and audiences and has become a nostalgic favorite for many Disney fans over the years.

The characters of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men have become iconic in popular culture, with numerous adaptations and spin-offs in various media. The film’s blend of humor, action, and heartwarming storytelling has made it a timeless and enduring classic in the Disney repertoire.

Fun Facts

  • “Robin Hood” is a 1973 animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. It is unique among Disney films as it features anthropomorphic animal characters portraying the legendary characters of the Robin Hood folklore.
  • The film is known for its catchy and memorable songs, composed by Roger Miller. The song “Whistle-Stop” (also known as “Oo-De-Lally”) is particularly well-loved and has become an iconic tune associated with the movie.
  • One of the interesting aspects of “Robin Hood” is the use of recycled animation sequences from previous Disney films. The film reuses animation from earlier works, such as “The Jungle Book,” “The Aristocats,” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” to create its characters and scenes.

Additional Details

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  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $32 million
  • Awards: Nominated Academy Award
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  • Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Producer: Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Music: George Bruns

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