History YMMV / RobinHood

25th Feb '17 3:28:34 AM ClatoLawa
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* CriticalDissonance: It's very polarizing among critics and historians (and the Disney animators themselves), but nonetheless it was a big financial hit and has been loved by generations of Disney fans.

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* CriticalDissonance: It's very polarizing among critics and historians (and the Disney animators themselves), but nonetheless it was a big financial hit and has been loved by generations of Disney fans. It's also one of the higher-rated pre-Renaissance Disney films on Website/IMDb, at 7.6/10.
22nd Feb '17 8:38:01 AM dsneybuf
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* VindicatedByCable: Due to its original lackluster standing and not doing well in theatrical reissues, Disney decided very quickly to release ''Robin Hood'' as the premiere film in The Classics: Walt Disney Home Video[=/=]WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics series in 1984 since they didn't feel it had much future in theaters (there were some serious plans on releasing ''Robin Hood'' on VHS even before Eisner, Wells, and Katzenberg entered the Disney lot). This made it a decent hit and set the stage for ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'s'' subsequent video release, which changed the game altogether. ''Robin Hood'' did very well on video overall and was eventually released from the Vault, becoming a serious darkhorse in the canon, and that VHS and subsequent tapes helped build towards 2016's ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' with Nick Wilde; that film is one of the highest grossing and highest rated films of 2016.

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* VindicatedByCable: Due to its original lackluster standing and not doing well in theatrical reissues, Disney decided very quickly in 1984 to release ''Robin Hood'' as the premiere film in The Classics: the Walt Disney Home Video[=/=]WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics series in 1984 Classics VHS/Laserdisc collection since they didn't feel it had much future in theaters (there were some serious plans on releasing ''Robin Hood'' on VHS even before Eisner, Wells, and Katzenberg entered the Disney lot). This made it a decent hit and set the stage for ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'s'' subsequent video release, which changed the game altogether. ''Robin Hood'' did very well on video overall and was eventually released from the Vault, becoming a serious darkhorse in the canon, and that VHS and subsequent tapes helped build towards 2016's ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' with Nick Wilde; that film is one of the highest grossing and highest rated films of 2016.
22nd Feb '17 8:33:38 AM dsneybuf
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* CultClassic: The film is considered by most to be [[SoOkayItsAverage average at best]], but it does have its fans. This film being the premiere release of Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo's The Classics series in 1984 and resurfacing in 1991 to capitalize on ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'''s release helped, and Robin Hood himself got a SpiritualSuccessor in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'s'' Nick Wilde.

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* CultClassic: The film is considered by most to be [[SoOkayItsAverage average at best]], but it does have its fans. This film being It helps that it became the premiere release second of Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo's The Classics series in 1984 the Disney Animated Canon's '70s entries to hit VHS and resurfacing laserdisc[[note]]''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' became the first, but went out of print for quite a few years, in 1991 to capitalize on ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'''s release helped, favor of Disney giving each short its own VHS.[[/note]], and came back to VHS quite a few times afterwards. Robin Hood himself got a SpiritualSuccessor in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'s'' Nick Wilde.



* DuelingMovies: An odd example with ''Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves'' due to the marketing campaign for the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics VHS reissue of Disney's ''Robin Hood'' lobbing a TakeThat to the theatrical release by claiming IT was the Robin Hood hit of the summer.
18th Feb '17 4:48:45 PM Ingonyama
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** Robin's hat is too big for Skippy, and King Richard's crown is too big for Prince John. If you look closely, one of Skippy's animators is Creator/DonBluth, who went on to use similar imagery in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. (Also doubles as a GenisBonus because the same metaphor is used in Shakespeare.

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** Robin's hat is too big for Skippy, and King Richard's crown is too big for Prince John. If you look closely, one of Skippy's animators is Creator/DonBluth, who went on to use similar imagery in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. (Also doubles as a GenisBonus GeniusBonus because the same metaphor is used in Shakespeare. Shakespeare.)
17th Feb '17 11:40:24 PM shoboni
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**It notably has a large PeripheryDemographic in the FurryFandom for obvious reasons.
12th Jan '17 6:15:15 PM wrestlingdog909
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** Robin's hat is too big for Skippy, and King Richard's crown is too big for Prince John. If you look closely, one of Skippy's animators is Creator/DonBluth, who went on to use similar imagery in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''.

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** Robin's hat is too big for Skippy, and King Richard's crown is too big for Prince John. If you look closely, one of Skippy's animators is Creator/DonBluth, who went on to use similar imagery in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. (Also doubles as a GenisBonus because the same metaphor is used in Shakespeare.
23rd Nov '16 9:07:53 PM creader
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Robin destroys Nottingham Castle with a single arrow in the GrandFinale. Extra points for doing so whilst a lethal poison that will kill him in about fifteen minutes' time is running through his body.]]
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Robin waiting in Marian's room after [[spoiler:her father's death]] and comforting her as she weeps before telling her that he has a horse waiting to take her to Sherwood Forest.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: All of the series 3 episode ''Do You Love Me?'', including anything Prince John says or does, Gisborne and the Sheriff's suspicions that the other may have poisoned their meal, and Gisborne's gloriously camp little wave after the Sheriff accidentally hits a villager with an arrow he intended for Gisborne.



* ShipSinking: Despite being one of the most popular ships among the fandom (and at times, among the writers too), the Guy/Marian ship is eventually sunk by Guy himself, not just when he [[spoiler:kills her]] but when he admits to Robin [[spoiler:with his dying breath]] that "she was always yours." Robin then goes on to [[spoiler:reunite with Marian in Heaven]], at which point she tells him that she'll be his wife "now and forever, my love." Could a ship possibly ''get'' more sunk than Guy/Marian?



23rd Nov '16 9:04:17 PM creader
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* {{Tearjerker}}: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRi0qfeeRdk Not in Nottingham]]" is ''hardcore'' for a song from a Disney movie.
-->''I'm inclined to believe''\\
''if we weren't so down''\\
''we'd up and leave.''\\
''We'd up and fly if we had wings for flyin'''\\
''Can't you see the tears we're cryin'?''\\
''Can't there be some happiness for me?''\\
''Not in Nottingham.''
** "Love" is bittersweet at best, depressing at worst. It's about how time flies, life is short, and only love lasts forever...not exactly the best accompaniment to Robin and Marian's happy moonlit stroll at the start of their new life together.
** The moment when Robin is due to be executed is surprisingly poignant. Marian pleads PleaseSpareHimMyLiege, claiming she loves him. Prince John scoffs and asks if Robin even loves her back. Cue an aching heartbeat of silence as Marian tearfully waits for his answer -- which is of course "Marian my darling, I love you more than life itself."
23rd Nov '16 9:02:05 PM creader
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* NightmareFuel:
** John going AxCrazy against Sir Hiss. Having a PsychopathicManchild chasing you through a castle that is burning to the ground is probably not a very pleasant experience. The thumb sucking somehow made it worse.
-->'''Sir Hiss''': HELP! HE'S GONE STARK RAVING MA''AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA''D
** The scene where Robin is captured at the archery tournament and sentenced to death. One of the royal drummer starts doing a solitary drum roll as a black-hooded executioner ( a red-eyed rhino, no less) approaches with his axe.
** Both Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are usually AffablyEvil or LaughablyEvil, but there are moments that show them as the vicious tyrant and petty thug they respectively are.
** Despite Prince John being one of Disney's least threatening villains, something has got to be said for the scene of him stewing on his throne (right after Friar Tuck's arrest). It is legitimately ''terrifying''. For a minute or so, he is absolutely silent - no foppish Peter Ustinov voice to deflate the image - and all we can see is the pure unadulterated seething ''hatred and fury'' on his face. Even Sir Hiss, who regularly isn't afraid to talk back to his boss, is downright scared.
15th Nov '16 6:42:52 PM Sedaver
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* NightmareFuel: John going AxCrazy against Sir Hiss. Having a PsychopathicManchild chasing you through a castle that is burning to the ground is probably not a very pleasant experience. The thumb sucking somehow made it worse.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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John going AxCrazy against Sir Hiss. Having a PsychopathicManchild chasing you through a castle that is burning to the ground is probably not a very pleasant experience. The thumb sucking somehow made it worse.worse.
-->'''Sir Hiss''': HELP! HE'S GONE STARK RAVING MA''AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA''D
** The scene where Robin is captured at the archery tournament and sentenced to death. One of the royal drummer starts doing a solitary drum roll as a black-hooded executioner ( a red-eyed rhino, no less) approaches with his axe.
** Both Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are usually AffablyEvil or LaughablyEvil, but there are moments that show them as the vicious tyrant and petty thug they respectively are.
** Despite Prince John being one of Disney's least threatening villains, something has got to be said for the scene of him stewing on his throne (right after Friar Tuck's arrest). It is legitimately ''terrifying''. For a minute or so, he is absolutely silent - no foppish Peter Ustinov voice to deflate the image - and all we can see is the pure unadulterated seething ''hatred and fury'' on his face. Even Sir Hiss, who regularly isn't afraid to talk back to his boss, is downright scared.
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