Disney's Robin Hood...

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Disney's Robin Hood...

Post by Cliffjumper » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:32 am

...there are a lot more boob jokes in this than I remember.


Awesome film.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:40 am

Robin hood and Little john a'running through the forrest...

Haven't seen it in years but used to be a video favourite. Would I be right in remembering that like Tail Spin it had the conceit of "Actors" from The Jungle Book in new roles? I'm failry sure Baloo was Little John but the old memory may be playing tricks.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:54 am

I thought that, but ti looks like they just used Baloo's model for Little John.

And Robin is voiced by Brian "Scott Stoddard" Bedford. Outstanding. The mix of British and American voices is wonderfully weird...

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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:03 pm

Cliffjumper wrote:I thought that, but ti looks like they just used Baloo's model for Little John.

I thought Sheer Khan was Prince John as well. I'm probably getting it mixeed up with a Tail Spin episode where they all dressed up for some reason...
Oddly enough I think it's fairly faithful to the original myths with the archery contest and all that.

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Post by Halfshell » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:47 pm

inflatable dalek wrote:I thought Sheer Khan was Prince John as well.
Nah, John was a mountain lion/cougar/puma. Because King Richard is a proper lion, you see.

I'd say you're epically confused, unless The Jungle Book starred two foxes, a wolf, a badger and some chickens.

I was always somewhat disappointed that, lionheart gag aside, they didn't manage to keep it limited to indiginous UK wildlife.

That aside, I love that film. I picked it up on DVD last year and had forgotten how absolutely wonderful it is. Sir Hiss (Terry f'n Thomas!) is one of my all time favourite screen characters. Solely for the bit where he folds his arms over his basket.

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Post by zigzagger » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:09 pm

Ooo, nice choice. This was one of my favourite animated Disney flicks back when I was a wee brat, along with Sword in the Stone. Come to think of it, I enjoy most, with one exception or two, animated Disney movies that came from the 60's and early 70's.

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Post by ganon578 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:29 pm

Halfshell wrote:Nah, John was a mountain lion/cougar/puma. Because King Richard is a proper lion, you see.

I'd say you're epically confused, unless The Jungle Book starred two foxes, a wolf, a badger and some chickens.

I was always somewhat disappointed that, lionheart gag aside, they didn't manage to keep it limited to indiginous UK wildlife.

That aside, I love that film. I picked it up on DVD last year and had forgotten how absolutely wonderful it is. Sir Hiss (Terry f'n Thomas!) is one of my all time favourite screen characters. Solely for the bit where he folds his arms over his basket.
Aside from that, Sheer Khan is a tiger, not a lion.

Robin Hood & Jungle Book are awesome films. Own them both. A couple years ago, my wife and I joined the Disney Movie Club cause they sent us a good deal. Now we own a bunch of animated classics and most of the Pixar movies. Oddly enough, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid are a couple of my favorites.

Oh yeah, and Sir Hiss is phenomenal!

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Post by Halfshell » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:32 pm

ganon578 wrote:Aside from that, Sheer Khan is a tiger, not a lion.
Aside from that being the very first thing I pointed out?

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Post by Cliffjumper » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:55 pm

Sir Hiss is fabulous, as said. Throughly enjoyed that, really good uncomplicated fun, no jive-talking stand-up comedians or any of that bullshit. The hen was pretty awesome too. Plus I actually laughed out loud something like four or five times...

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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:50 pm

Terry Thomas was is a Disney film? Bloody hell.

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Post by Sixswitch » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:57 pm

It's awesome. The only Disney animation that I own on DVD. Really love the songs too. Especially Whistle Stop (better known as the Hamster Dance!).

Love the Sheriff too. He's great.

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Post by Vin Ghostal » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:21 pm

Yeah, it's a great movie, and holds a special place in my heart as one of the few Disney movies I owned on tape as a kid (along with Lady & The Tramp, Cinderella, and The Little Mermaid).
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Post by DrSpengler » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:00 pm

Admittedly, I used to think that Little John was played by Baloo and the snake guy was played by Kaa, too. Didn't figure out they were just recycled models until some time later.

It's a good movie and one of the Disney flicks I watched most often when I was a kid. Odd that it was so good, considering it came out in those "awkward years" between Walt's death and Disney's resurgance in quality at the end of the 80s.

So many of their movies from that time period were either terrible or totally forgettable. Robin Hood was an exception, though. Oh, and Great Mouse Detective. That one was great.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:29 pm

Hell yes. Always rather liked Fox & the Hound as well... Personally I think the main reason that little run of films are relatively... shunned is because they aren't as easy to merchandise as the 1990s-onwards ones, or the earlier Fairytale ones, as they're more unisex rather than primarily aimed at girls (to be fair, the Pixar stuff has redressed this considerably).

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Post by ganon578 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:41 pm

Halfshell wrote:Aside from that being the very first thing I pointed out?
Technically, you didn't say he was a tiger. You inferred that he wasn't a lion when you said Prince John was a cougar/mountain lion and King Richard was a proper lion.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:02 am

Cliffjumper wrote:Hell yes. Always rather liked Fox & the Hound as well...
Now you know you shouldn't like that one. By making at least one straight to video sequel rather than spending the cash on curing cancer Disney are directly responsible for all the woes in the world.

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Post by Halfshell » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:55 am

ganon578 wrote:Technically, you didn't say he was a tiger. You inferred that he wasn't a lion when you said Prince John was a cougar/mountain lion and King Richard was a proper lion.
And you thought this worth spelling out to the literally fractions of people reading who may not have realised that Khan was a tiger?

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Post by Denyer » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:20 am

You're complaining about pedantry?

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Post by ganon578 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:39 pm

Halfshell wrote:And you thought this worth spelling out to the literally fractions of people reading who may not have realised that Khan was a tiger?
Yes.

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Post by Vin Ghostal » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:54 pm

Cliffjumper wrote:Hell yes. Always rather liked Fox & the Hound as well
Never seen that...as I look down the list, I've never seen Bambi, Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music, Fun and Fancy Free, Melody Time, Ichabod & Mr. Toad, Sleeping Beauty, Aristocats, The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, Oliver & Company, Pocahantas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan, The Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis, Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, or Home on the Range either...and I thought I liked Disney animated movies.
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