Robin Hood (see Disney site)Robin Hood is an animated film produced by the Walt Disney Studios, first released in the United States on November 8, 1973. It is the twenty-first animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. It was the first feature which began production after Walt Disney's death, although some elements were taken from an earlier aborted production ("Reynard the Fox", see below) which Disney had been involved in.
The film recounts the traditional stories of Robin Hood with the characters cast as anthropomorphic animals.
A few of the voice-actors utilized in this production are British. However, the creators of the film made the unusual decision to cast quite a number of American character actors in the traditional medieval roles. Many of these individuals were veteran performers from Western-themed movies and television programs -- which meant that characters like Friar Tuck and the Sheriff of Nottingham have accents and mannerisms more associated with the rural southwestern United States than with England. This effect was further reinforced by the choice of country singer Roger Miller as the movie's songwriter and narrator.
The film features many original songs, including "Whistle Stop" by Roger Miller. The song was sampled and the pitch increased for use on The Hampster Dance website. This sample was later used by the Cuban Boys as part of their song "Cognoscenti Vs. Intelligentsia."
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Love; Oo-De-lally; Not In Nottingham; Whistle-Stop; The Phony King Of England
Robin Hood Brian Bedford
Sheriff Of Nottingham Pat Buttram
Friar Tuck Andy Devine
Maid Marian Monica Evans
Little John Phil Harris
Trigger George Lindsey
The Rooster Roger Miller
Lady Kluck Carole Shelley
Sir Hiss Terry-Thomas
Nutsy Ken Curtis
Skippy Billy Whitaker
Sis Dana Laurita
Tagalong Dora Whitaker
Toby Turtle Richie Sanders
Church Mouse Beulah Bondi