Disney Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Robin Hood!
ToonBarn joins Disney in commemorating the 40th anniversary of one of our favorite animated classics of all time, Robin Hood, available on Blu-ray for the first time ever. Starting tomorrow, August 6, 2013, you too can experience all the fun, thrills and celebrated music (Academy Award® Nominated Music for Best Original Song “Love” in 1973) of this legendary adventure with perfect picture and sound!
ToonBarn has reviewed this Blu-Ray, so you can be assured that the quality of the digital remastering for this version is worth the price. The picture quality and sound has never been better! It’s so clear and clean.
Although it is the 40th Anniversary of the release of Robin Hood, this Disney classic, and its wonderful music, has never been far from my mind. I have all the songs from the movie in my iPhone music catalog, and my favorite is still, “Not in Nottingham”. I will also catch myself shouting out, “Oo-De-Lally!” at any given moment.
When you open up the Blu-Ray for the first time, my recommendation is to watch it all the way through. You’ll experience the film again, but it will feel like the first time. For kids that have never seen it, this will be one of their new favorites.
After you see the movie, check out the Bonus Features:
Deleted Storyline “Love Letters” (NEW) – I was not impressed with this added plot point, and I am so glad it was deleted from the film, because it just doesn’t seem to fit into the theme of the characters of Prince John and Sir Hiss.
Alternate Ending – For me, this alternate ending would have worked, because King Richard really takes back his crown in a strong way, but I think I still like the idea that Robin got away without getting wounded.
“Oo-de-lally” Disney Sing-Along Song – I like the sing-a-longs because our whole family gets into it. The words are all there on the big screen.
Disney Song Selection – Pick a song, any song. Enjoy!
Robin Hood Storybook – A great addition for kids. They can just sit and listen to the story read to them, as they watch the picture pages.
Robin Hood Art Gallery – This surprised me. I thought it was going to be just a collage of pictures, but it was way more than that. This is narrated and shows everything about the movie, from concept art to the whole process of making the film, including the marketing. I had not known that Robin Hood was released to theaters around Christmastime.
“Ye Olden Days” Bonus Short – A Disney Cartoon in a Blue-Ray? Keep these coming, Disney! Awesome!
Sing Along with the Movie – A nice version of the movie that encourages everyone to do what they were already doing anyway, but they don’t have to hold back. Sing loud and proud!
Join Robin Hood, his trusted companion Little John and his hilarious band of Merry Men as they outfox greedy Prince John to save the good people of Nottingham. Dashing from one daring deed to the next, Robin won’t rest until he wins the hand of Maid Marian and restores King Richard to the throne. One of Disney’s most beloved movies is even better on Blu-ray Combo Pack!
Feature Run Time: 83 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio; French 5.1 DTS-HDHR; Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages/Subtitles: English, French & Spanish
Brian Bedford (Nixon, Grand Prix) as Robin Hood
Phil Harris (Aristocats, The Jungle Book) as Little John
Andy Devine (Stagecoach, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance) as Friar Tuck
Monica Evans (The Odd Couple, Aristocats) as Maid Marian
Terry Thomas (It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Abominable Dr. Phibes) as Sir Hiss
Roger Miller (Into the Wild, Broke Back Mountain) as Allan-a-Dale
Director/Exec. Producer: Wolfgang Reitherman (The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians)
Writer: Larry Clemmons (The Jungle Book, Fox and the Hound)