Robin Hood (1973)

Robin Hood (1973)
The story of Robin Hood is brought to life in this animated version using Disney characters. Will Robin Hood be able to thwart Prince John? Here are a few movie mistakes to look for in 1973’s “Robin Hood”.

∙ At the beginning of the movie, Robin’s hat is shot with an arrow. Little John’s green shirt is also shot. They pull the arrows out, leaving holes in the hat and shirt. (Robin even wiggles his finger though the hole in his hat.) A few moments later, the holes in the hat and shirt are gone.

∙ Robin and Little John are dressed as gypsies on the side of the road as Prince John’s caravan comes through. Robin is shown wearing green shoes. But, when Prince John says “Rubbish” when Sir Hiss suggests they could be bandits, the view of Robin and Little John shows Robin’s feet are bare.

∙ When they kiss Prince John’s hand / paw, Robin takes the ring with the red jewel off his right hand while Little John takes the gems out of the three rings on the left, leaving the bands. The empty bans are still on Prince John’s hand when he crosses his arms after putting Sir Hiss in the basket. The scene cuts to the wider view of Prince John sitting on the basket when Robin, dressed as the gypsy, says “masterfully done, your excellency”, and the ring bands are gone.

∙ Also during this scene, Robin closes the curtain and tells Prince John, “close your eyes”. The close-up of Prince John shows his crown has pink jewels instead of the red and green that are normally there. Then, in the farther view, when Robin spots the bag of gold coins, a view of Prince John’s right hand shows he’s wearing the ring Robin had stolen earlier. When Prince John sees the floating orb, the jewels in the crown are red and green again. The rings/bands appear and disappear throughout the rest of scene.

∙ Little John is hanging laundry on a tree limb. There’s a white shirt on one end of the branch and two pairs of leggings on the other. He then grabs a yellow shirt and is hanging it in the middle. He calls Robin and when answers “What did you say?”, the close-up of Little John shows the white shirt and leggings on the tree but there is now another white shirt instead of the yellow one. He’s just getting the yellow shirt out of the basket.

∙ During the tournament, Nutsy is asked to move the middle target ten paces back, away from the others. In the close-up of the target when Robin’s arrow hits, the other target can be seen beside it.

∙ During the melee at the fair, they’re at the pie stand and Robin mentions having six children. The buzzard at the stand fires an arrow at him. The arrow bounces off a shield and flies back, hitting the “Pies For Sale” sign behind the bird. Lady Marian throws a pie at the bird. The view of the bird getting hit shows the arrow is no longer stuck in the sign.

“Robin Hood” (1973) features the voices of Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov, Terry-Thomas, Brian Bedford, Monica Evans, Phil Harris, Andy Devine, Carole Shelley, Pat Buttram, George Lindsey and Ken Curtis. It runs 83 minutes and is rated G.

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