Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Robin Hood (1973)

Number Rolled: 66
Movie Name/Year: Robin Hood (1973)
Genre: Classic
Length: 83 minutes
Rating: G
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Writer: Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen, David Michener
Actors: Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov, Terry-Thomas, Brian Bedford, Monica Evans, Phil Harris, Andy Devine, Carole Shelley, Pat Buttram, George Lindsey, Ken Curtis

Robin Hood is Robin Hood. If you don’t know at least the basics of the story by now, then shame on you. Pick one of the tellings, watch it and then watch the rest of them.

Disney’s “Robin Hood” is not only one of my all time favorite versions of the tale, but my favorite Disney movie of all time. As a child, I would have either put this movie or “Lady and the Tramp” in my ‘favorite’ spot. I’ve found, even all this time later, I still sink into the story. There’s nothing quite like a childhood favorite that stands the test of time. Even though the methods of animation are a great deal more advanced today, “Robin Hood” is still more than just tolerable in that area. In fact, I can name many current cartoons that don’t stand up to it. You can tell it’s not a modern movie, but I doubt your typical eight year old is going to care.

Seeing this movie come onto Netflix was like having a sliver of my childhood dangled in front of me. I felt like I was a kid again just watching it. The only thing that would make me happier is seeing Netflix get “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” on streaming.

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 4.3/5
Overall Opinion – 5/5

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