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Tricia's retro film review: Robin Hood (1973)

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Robin Hood (1973)

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Robin Hood is the 1973 adaption of the Robin Hood legend created by the Disney Studios. The story is still the same: Robin Hood and his merry men still fight Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham, but the characters are animals this time. Still, Robin does his best to help the villagers and not even Prince John’s attempt to trap Robin Hood at an archery tournament can stop him. However this causes him to collect even more taxes and throws nearly everybody in Nottingham in jail since they can’t pay. Can Robin Hood save them all while avoiding the hangman’s noose?

While it’s not the most innovative Disney movie, it’s still entertaining. There’s an almost Southern feel to it in the accents of both Alan-a-Dale and the Sheriff. If there’s one thing that the movie is good at, its memorable characters ranging from Lady Cluck, the sympathetic and strong willed matron, to Sir Hiss, a smart henchman whose plans to catch Robin Hood usually fail because of his idiot boss, Prince John. Unusually, the songs are lumped together instead of being spaced out like in other Disney movies. Still, Honolulu Disney fans should at least rent it.

More at: Tricia’s Retro Film Reviews

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