Tonight it’s a double feature as we take a look at Robin Hood and The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh.
Robin Hood is one of the most underrated Disney animated movies. It features an all animal character cast telling the story of Robin Hood, who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. The songs are great, have a folksy feel to them, and all the characters work. Robin Hopd is a charismatic hero, Little John is a good comic sidekick, and Prince John is a great villain. While he isn’t the most threatening villain, he is pretty funny being the phony king of England, along with Sir Hiss as his lackey. The movie is notorious for reused animation, mainly from the Jungle Book, Snow White, and Aristocats, and it’s mainly seen in the dance scene in the middle of the movie. But even that doesn’t stop Robin Hood from being a great movie.
The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh is a package film, being a compilation of previously released shorts from the late 60s and early 70s, Honey Tree, Blustery Day, and And Tigger Too. All three shorts are great, and is light on plot for the most part, and has no villains. It’s just a very chill and laid back movie, with very likable characters to boot. It’s very much like Lady and the Tramp in that respect. The Narrator is also great in this in how he interacts with the characters and even helps Tigger by physically turning the book sideways to help him out. There’s a lot of sophistication and clever writing here. For me, this is my personal favorite Disney movie, everything about it works, and it’s just a nice time. Absolutely phenomenal movie.
On to the Nightly.