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5th May '17 11:51:37 AM lightningpastry
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* At the end of the Disney film, Robin and Marian drive off in a carriage. Little John sits at the front with a whip. It is never shown what animals are pulling the carriage, but again, animals are sentient in this universe, and the heroes are making them perform manual labor and whipping them when they go too slow.
5th May '17 11:35:51 AM lightningpastry
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* Robin is an outlaw because he shot a deer in the King's forest. In the 1973 film, animals are sentient.
17th Jul '16 11:13:22 PM lorgskyegon
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** Sir Hiss' horrified reaction is also historically accurate. At the time, the Church was a powerful political entity and a noble didn't have the right to judge a religious (for whom the canon law was applied). Of course, Hiss knows that. And he knows the dangers of upsetting the Pope.
* Also in the Disney film, while Robin is daydreaming while cooking, Little John tries to get his attention by calling increasingly extended forms of his name: first Rob, then Robin, and then Robert, using the French pronunciation (sounds like Ro-bear). It's easy to assume that this is because Little John is a bear in the film and that Ro-bear is a nickname. When you think about it further, the French pronunciation because they live under and speak the language of the Plantagenet dynasty, who are French!

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** Sir Hiss' horrified reaction is also historically accurate. At the time, the Church was a powerful political entity and a noble didn't have the right to judge a religious priest (for whom the canon law was applied). Of course, Hiss knows that. And he knows the dangers of upsetting the Pope.
* Also in the Disney film, while Robin is daydreaming while cooking, Little John tries to get his attention by calling increasingly extended forms of his name: first Rob, then Robin, and then Robert, using the French pronunciation (sounds like Ro-bear). It's easy to assume that this is because Little John is a bear in the film and that Ro-bear is a nickname. When you think about it further, the French pronunciation because they live under and speak the language of the Plantagenet dynasty, who are French!French and the language spoken in England at the time would have been an iteration called Anglo-Norman French.
3rd Jul '16 2:13:59 PM rufusluciusivan
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** Sir Hiss' horrified reaction is also historically accurate. At the time, the Church was a powerful political entity and a noble didn't have the right to judge a religious (for whom the canon law was applied). Of course, Hiss knows that. And he knows the dangers of upsetting the Pope.
12th Feb '16 11:08:38 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* A kid might not realize it at first, but the fact that Alan-a-Dale the Rooster is in jail too is a hilarious fourth wall breaking, the gag being that Prince John was so enraged with putting ''everybody'' in jail that for some reason he even managed to pull ''the narrator'' in there, even though he isn't part of the story. Seen in that light, the way we first hear his voice saying the beginning of his line, in a typical narrating, and seeing it being ended by a living character on-screen, is ''hilarious''.
**The gag is not helped, of course, by the fact that said Alan-a-Dale has already been physically seen earlier, and even warned us at one point that he would be narrating "what happened or what's happening", which already implies that his relationship to the story is closer than that of a normal narrator.



** Similarly, every adaptation of the Robin Hood legend which casts Prince John as the ultimate villain because he's "not the true king" runs into the ForegoneConclusion that he's going to end up being the true king anyway.

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** Similarly, every adaptation of the Robin Hood legend which casts Prince John as the ultimate villain because he's "not the true king" runs into the ForegoneConclusion that he's going to end up being the true king anyway.
11th Aug '15 6:55:34 PM Kimarous
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* In the 2010 movie king John swears on his mother's life that he will sign the charter(Magna Carta). However this oath loses a lot of its importance when you realize that King John DESPISES his mother and probably wouldn' hesitate to have her killed given the chance.

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* In the 2010 movie king movie, King John swears on his mother's life that he will sign the charter(Magna charter (Magna Carta). However However, this oath loses a lot of its importance when you realize that King John DESPISES his mother and probably wouldn' wouldn't hesitate to have her killed given the chance.
8th Jan '15 8:11:01 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Also in the Disney film, while Robin is daydreaming while cooking, Little John tries to get his attention by calling increasingly extended forms of his name: first Rob, then Robin, and then Robert, using the French pronunciation (sounds like Ro-bear). Growing up, I always thought this was because Little John is a bear in the film and that Ro-bear was a nickname. Just recently, though, upon rewatching the film, it hit me: he uses the French pronunciation because they live under and speak the language of the Plantagenet dynasty, who are French!

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* Also in the Disney film, while Robin is daydreaming while cooking, Little John tries to get his attention by calling increasingly extended forms of his name: first Rob, then Robin, and then Robert, using the French pronunciation (sounds like Ro-bear). Growing up, I always thought It's easy to assume that this was is because Little John is a bear in the film and that Ro-bear was is a nickname. Just recently, though, upon rewatching the film, When you think about it hit me: he uses further, the French pronunciation because they live under and speak the language of the Plantagenet dynasty, who are French!
26th Dec '14 12:43:10 AM dvorak
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* "The Phony King of England" is as close as Disney could get to the real-life BawdySong "The ''Bastard'' King of England" in a family flick; which is similarly a disparaging song aimed at Prince John.
5th Sep '14 4:14:16 PM jet556
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** Not to mention that in the legend Robin's birth name is Robert Fitzooth.
9th Jun '13 2:49:43 AM EmperorOshron
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* Also in the Disney film, while Robin is daydreaming while cooking, Little John tries to get his attention by calling increasingly extended forms of his name: first Rob, then Robin, and then Robert, using the French pronunciation (sounds like Ro-bear). Growing up, I always thought this was because Little John is a bear in the film and that Ro-bear was a nickname. Just recently, though, upon rewatching the film, it hit me: he uses the French pronunciation because they live under and speak the language of the Plantagenet dynasty, who are French!
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