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->''"You know, there's been a heap o' legends and tall tales about Myth/RobinHood -- all different too. Well, we folks in the animal kingdom have our own version -- it's the story of what ''really'' happened in Sherwood Forest."''\\
-- Alan-a-Dale's OpeningNarration

''Robin Hood'', the 1973 animated feature by Disney and 21st film in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, takes the classic story of the original Myth/RobinHood, [[SlidingScaleOfAdaptationFaithfulness adds and removes stuff here and there]], and replaces all the characters with [[PettingZooPeople furries]]. Among the cast and the animals they're portrayed as:

* Robin Hood -- a [[CunningLikeAFox fox]]
* Maid Marian -- a vixen (female fox)
* Little John -- a {{bear|yFunny}}
* Friar Tuck -- a badger
* Alan-a-Dale -- a rooster
* Prince John -- a [[KingOfBeasts lion]]
* Sir Hiss (Prince John's assistant) -- a snake
* The Sheriff of Nottingham -- [[SavageWolves a wolf]]
* Nutsy and Trigger (the Sheriff's {{Mook}}s) -- vultures
* Lady Kluck (Maid Marian's LadyInWaiting) -- a chicken

This movie was the first in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon that was made completely independent of Walt Disney, who had died in 1966 - ''Disney/TheAristocats'' was personally greenlit by Walt. The studio was suffering financially during its production, resulting in plenty of recycled animation from a multitude of films.[[note]]This makes it one of the more economical entries in the Disney Animated Canon[[/note]] [[DrinkingGame Take a shot]] when you notice recycled animation.

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!!Disney's ''Robin Hood'' provides examples of:

* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Marian fears this is what happened to Robin. However, it is quickly subverted in the next scene, as Robin is shown daydreaming about her. He's just afraid that he might not be good enough to be with her due to his status as an outlaw.
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Sir Hiss wears only a hat, and occasionally a cape. The crocodile military captain and the vulture mooks also only wear hats/helmets and capes.
* TheAce: Robin himself; expert archer, master of disguise, champion of the people, etc.
* ActionGirl: Lady Kluck joins the brawl that caps the archery tournament.
* AdaptedOut: No band of merry men here; just Robin, Little John, and Friar Tuck.
** During the "Phony King of England" musical number, Little John does make reference to the merry men as "Robin's wily pack". It does seem like he's just referring to himself and Friar Tuck though...unless the rest of the outlaws are always [[BehindTheBlack conveniently off-screen]].
** The text in the StorybookOpening of the film says "Robin Hood had a band [...] men which included a m[...] named Allan-a-Dale who..."; this at least implies that there are other outlaws assisting Robin.
* AllBalloonsHaveHelium: Sir Hiss and his balloon head bag.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Sis Rabbit hints at some bad boy attraction when Robin shows up at her brother's birthday party.
-->'''Sis:''' Oh he's so handsome...just like his reward posters!
* AllKnowingSingingNarrator: Alan-a-Dale is the one telling this story, but he also takes part in it. For instance, when he's arrested and thrown in jail, he already knows what's happening outside.
* AlliterativeList: At the start Sir Hiss is also called "silly serpent", a "suspicious snake", and "reluctant reptile" while Friar Tuck is a "fat friar", and a "corpulent cleric". At the end when Prince John chases Sir Hiss and tries to hit him with his stick, he calls him a "cowardly cobra," "procrastinating python," and an "aggravating asp." All of these could also count as [[AlliterativeName Alliterative Nicknames]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: Prince John and Sir Hiss are both contenders. It's ironic as historically King John was a notorious womanizer and adulterer and King Richard was the one historians claim may have been homosexual.
* AnachronismStew:
** Arguably averted in the case of the voices. The accents are not far off of what it was like in Merry England. The reason being is that what the world considers to be an American accent is really the original British accent, with Southern drawl being another import to the New World, and the modern English accent first appeared in the 1860's. If anything, the American accents are more accurate than the English accents. Still, intent counts, and many of the voices were filled from the Disney Studio's stable of Western Movie actors, particularly the Sheriff and his men, who attempted to play the roles off as a corrupt sheriff and his deputies from the Old West.
** Although Friar Tuck comes from the original legend, his presence during the reign of Richard I makes no sense, as the first Mendicant order was not founded until 1209, a full decade after the Lionheart's death.
** The rabbits sing "Happy Birthday to You" - which was written in the late 19th century in Louisville, Kentucky - to Skippy. The film takes place in the 12th century. America hadn't even been ''discovered yet''.
** While in the ale barrel, Sir Hiss sings "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" (although he says "for ''I'm'' a jolly good fellow"). Again, that song hadn't been written yet-- it was written in 1709.
** In their first scene, Maid Marian and Lady Cluck are playing badminton, which was invented in the 18th century.
** Nottingham Castle has a scaffold gallows, even though it was invented by the Scot Deacon William Brodie in ''1787''.
** The (American) football segment when the game was invented in 1869 (rugby can be traced back to the 1400s, which is still after the events of the film). To take it further, "On, Wisconsin!" plays in the background, which was written in 1909. Granted, no one's actually playing football, it's just part of the preceding battle sequence.
* AnimalStereotypes:
** Mother Rabbit [[ExplosiveBreeder has a horde of children]].
** Toby, the timid turtle,
** Prince John and King Richard as [[KingOfBeasts lions]] ([[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan one with a mane; one without]])
** Our [[TheHero hero]] is a [[CunningLikeAFox cunning fox]] and his LoveInterest a [[FetishFuel vixen]].
** The animators were open to playing with the trope at the concept stage, such as making the Sheriff a goat, but the director couldn't be bothered to deviate from stereotypes and overruled them.
* ArcherArchetype: He's ''Robin Hood''; what do you expect?
* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration: When Prince John reacts to "The Phony King of England" becoming a hit even among his subordinates:
-->'''Prince John''': They'll be singing a different tune! Double the taxes! TRIPLE the taxes! '''''SQUEEZE''''' every last drop out of these INSOLENT... ''[suddenly takes on an eerily pleasant tone]'' ''musical'' peasants.
* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Trigger keeps pointing his crossbow at the Sheriff. It also has a tendency to randomly go off even when the safety is on. Eventually the Sheriff gets GenreSavvy about this and insists that Trigger walk ahead of him when he's carrying the crossbow.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: To be expected considering the Myth/RobinHood genre.
** Lore commonly puts the outlaw as a contemporary of John and Richard rather than (probably) Edward I. However, just to reiterate, John was not taxing the poor of England just so he could swim around in mountains of gold coins; though he was definitely attempting to seize the throne, he had no authority to raise revenues from any but his own possessions (of which Nottingham ''was'' one). [[note]]The film does not mention Richard's captivity and ransom, but the money for that was raised by a special collection largely overseen by Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard and John's mother.[[/note]] Richard didn't imprison John or the Sheriff of Nottingham (though the sheriff ''did'' lose his job) when he got back; in fact, John eventually became king, the first after the Norman Conquest (possibly) to speak English fluently.
*** Furthermore, it was ''Richard'' who bankrupted England - not he even cared for the place anyway - and aside from his spending, his ransom didn't help either, which was about the equivalent of the country's GDP for a ''year''.
** The Church was very powerful in the 12th Century and would have made a serious fuss over the Sheriff helping himself to the contents of the church poor box. Especially since the Crown had no authority to collect taxes on church income at all at that point in history - that was one of the many issues that the Church and Crown argued over until Henry VIII broke from Rome in the 16th century. Similarly, the question of whether a civil authority such as the Sheriff could arrest a clergyman ''at all'' was a major political hot topic, much less having a priest executed by the order of a secular authority. Prince John would have known that, after the major political mess caused by the death of Archbishop Thomas Becket during his father's reign.
** The line "too late to be known as John the First" in TheVillainSucksSong is strange, since he is (so far) the ''only'' King John of England. Presumably it's because at the time, he was not yet officially the king -- [[SpareToTheThrone being the younger brother]] (i.e. born "too late"), he had no right to call himself John the Anythingth.
* AssInALionSkin: Robin, a fox, disguises himself as "the spindle-legged stork from Devonshire" and as Nutsy, a vulture.
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: When the rhino soldiers he'd ordered to attack the jail come charging right at Prince John.
-->'''Prince John''': [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Stop! Cease! Desist!]]
* AttractiveBentGender: Little John gets wolf-whistled when in disguise.
* BabiesEverAfter: Discussed when Robin proposes to Marian.
-->'''Robin:''' We'll have six children...\\
'''Marian:''' Six? Oh, a dozen at least.[[note]]They ''are'' foxes and that many kids isn't unusual for human families in that time period.[[/note]]
** Skippy tags along on the wedding coach, saying that "Robin Hood's gonna have kids. ''Somebody'' has to keep their eye on things."
* BadassPreacher: Friar Tuck ("GET OUT OF MY CHURCH!!"). He delivered a righteous beating on the Sheriff for stealing from the Poor Box.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: A few of the characters, most notably Lady Kluck, Alan-a-Dale, and the rabbit family (for whom this trope might overlap with BarefootPoverty).
* BatmanGambit: How Prince John fooled Robin Hood to take part of the archery tournament. Knowing that he's in love in Marian, he announces that the winner of the tournament shall get a kiss from Marian as a first prize, knowing that Robin wouldn't refuse to take that opportunity. The tournament was just a trap to snare Robin Hood in, based on who was the unnatural superior archer. He didn't actually see through Robin Hood's "stork" disguise, but considering that the stork was somehow much better at archery than most of the others, he didn't really need to; by process of elimination, Prince John figured out that, therefore, the stork must be Robin Hood.
* BearyFunny: Little John is a downplayed example; he's Robin's straight man.
* BerserkButton:
** Mentioning King Richard in front of Prince John. Mentioning his mother is probably okay, as it just causes him to [[VillainousBSOD bluescreen]] and start sucking his thumb.
** For Friar Tuck, dismissing his 'sermons' is one thing, but outright disrespecting him, a man of the ''church'', by telling him that his 'preachiness' is gonna soon land him in a hangman's noose while stealing out of the poor box is another thing entirely.
-->[[BewareTheNiceOnes "GET OUTTA]] [[BadassPreacher MY CHURCH!!"]]
* BewareTheCuteOnes: Skippy, a ''seven-year-old'' rabbit, successfully shoots an arrow at Prince John's rear end! (It bounces off).
* BewareTheNiceOnes:
** ''Do not'' take money from the poor box in front of Friar Tuck.
** Little John is generally a happy-go-lucky kind of guy until Robin's in trouble. He'll threaten ''lives'' if it means saving his buddy.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Prince John can be very comical, but if you mock him badly enough, he will ''not'' let you get away with it.
--> "DOUBLE THE TAXES! ''TRIPLE'' THE TAXES! SQUEEZE EVERY LAST DROP OUT OF THOSE INSOLENT...musical...peasants"
* BigBad: Prince John is the source of the story's conflict. Robin's hiding out, his inability to marry Marian, the heavy taxes, it's all him.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Robin Hood towards Skippy and the other kids. He goes to their birthday with gifts and everything.
* BigGood:
** King Richard is seen by his subjects as the paragon of TheGoodKing. He fixes everything when he comes back.
** Robin Hood himself is this during King Richard's absence.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: When Little John questions the morality of robbing the rich to feed the poor:
-->'''Robin:''' "Rob"? (Tuts) That's a naughty word. We ''never'' rob! We just... sort of "borrow" a bit from those who can afford it.\\
'''John:''' "Borrow"? Heh. ''Boy'', are we in debt.
* BodyHorror: Blink and you'll miss it, but during the first big fight scene, ''[[https://unshavedmouse.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/underwear-e1358546279963.jpg?w=300&h=210 this]]'' happens to Lady Kluck.
-->'''''Blog/UnshavedMouse:''' OH JESUS! Why is she wearing underwear under her skin?!!''
* BoisterousBruiser: Both Little John and Lady Kluck are fierce party animals.
* ButHeSoundsHandsome: During the archery tournament, Robin, disguised as a stork, praises himself and taunts the Sheriff of Nottingham about his failure catching him. He also claims Robin is a better archer than he is, while landing a perfect bullseye.
* CaptainObvious:
-->'''Prince John:''' Hiss. I've been robbed.\\
'''Sir Hiss:''' ''[more vehement than at any other time in the movie]:'' Of '''course''' you've been robbed!
* CardCarryingVillain: Not only does the Sheriff use underhanded tactics to collect every last coin from the townspeople, he enjoys every minute of it.
* CassandraTruth: Sir Hiss sees through every single disguise. While he might not know who it is, he knows they aren't who they claim to be. Yet every time, Prince John assumes he's just jealous of the attention they're getting. Now, if Prince John had listened to Hiss' advice now and then (don't trust the strange gypsy women, for one), he'd have been spared some of his humiliations.
* CasualDangerDialogue: Robin proposing to Marian and the two of them planning their honeymoon and future family while dodging through a chaotic open brawl.
* CatsAreMean: Played straight ''and'' inverted with Prince John and King Richard (who are both lions), respectively.
%%* TheCenterpieceSpectacular: The Tournament sequence.
* ChekhovsGun: The little rabbit sister can't run nearly as fast as the other kids. This becomes ''very'' important in the final battle when she's struggling to keep up with the evacuating villagers, and Robin Hood has to turn around and rescue her, leaving him trapped on the opposite side of the portcullis.
* CluelessDeputy: Nutsy and Trigger; the former is a ditz and the latter can't keep his crossbow under control. (Not that the Sheriff is much better, but he looks like it in comparison.)
* CorruptHick: Despite being set in Medieval England, the Sheriff and his underlings act like stereotypes from the American deep south.
* CoverBlowingSuperpower: Robin Hood gives himself away at the archery tournament with his ImprobableAimingSkills.
* CuffsOffRubWrists: Friar Tuck does this after being released from his shackles by Little John.
* CunningLikeAFox: Robin Hood is a fox in this version because of his cunning.
* CuteLittleFangs: Being heroic foxes, both Robin and Marian have these.
* DamselInDistress: Marian. She's lovely and graceful but almost completely helpless, even when her love is about to be executed before her eyes. However, she almost manages to convince Prince John to spare Robin through ThePowerOfLove and hits a guard aiming for Robin with a pie, [[DamselOutOfDistress which just goes to show how helpful she can be when she tries]].
* TheDarkAgeOfAnimation: With all of the LimitedAnimation and [[AnimationAgeGhetto the child-pandering, Saturday-morning-level hijinks and characters]], this is clearly the feature that best represents the era's effects on Disney animation.
* DeadHatShot:
** When Robin fleeing a volley of arrows in the castle moat, only his hat emerges from the water at first. See DisneyDeath for more.
** There is also a near miss in the first scene that gets PlayedForLaughs; an arrow comes within inches of Robin's head and impales his hat instead.
-->'''Little John''': Take a look at your hat. That's not a candle on a cake.\\
'''Robin Hood''': Hullo. This one almost had my name on it, didn't it?
* DeadlyDodging: Robin uses this tactic against the mook archers, causing them to hit each other. Of course, they don't actually hit each other with arrows. They just get pinned to walls through the collars or somesuch.
* DefiantToTheEnd: As Prince John prepares to sentence Robin as a "traitor to the Crown," Robin yells back, "That crown belongs to King Richard! ''LONG LIVE KING RICHARD''!" When the townspeople join in, Prince John becomes infuriated.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "I sentence you to sudden, instant, and even ''immediate'' death!"
* DirtyCoward: Prince John in the Archery Tournament fiasco. While Robin Hood was fighting off the guards, Prince John tried to blind-side him. However, Robin Hood easily disarms him before that happened, and Prince John immediately runs away in fear while pathetically begging for his life.
* DisguisedInDrag: Robin Hood and Little John both pulled this trick at the beginning, stealing everything valuable that wasn't nailed down after Prince John dismissed the notion of female bandits as "rubbish". Robin was good at it, Little John...not so much; his cover would have been blown if he spoke to anyone up-close.
** Robin's voice actor, Brian Bedford, performed in drag after Robin Hood's theatrical release. He probably did so before the film too, given that his female voice is fairly convincing.
* DisneyDeath:
** During the climactic battle, [[spoiler:Robin escapes from the burning castle by jumping into the moat. He is briefly presumed drowned, due to [[DeadHatShot his hat floating on the moat's surface, with an arrow through it]], but it turns out [[HesJustHiding he's just hiding underwater]].]]
** The Sheriff managed to escape from the burning castle along with Prince John and Sir Hiss. If the final scene had been omitted, you could've easily assumed all the villains burnt to death.
* DolledUpInstallment: Ever wonder why it's Robin Hood with funny animals? That's because Disney had previously been trying to make a movie about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynard Reynard]] the Fox but abandoned the idea. Since they had tried to make the character more appealing by giving him [[JustLikeRobinHood Robin Hood-like qualities]], it wasn't too hard to take what they had and turn it into a Robin Hood the fox story instead.
* TheDragon: The Sheriff of Nottingham to Prince John. One of few Disney examples in plain sight, he's aggressive, takes orders from his (slightly) brighter boss, orders the {{Mooks}} around, and serves as the primary physical threat to Robin as demonstrated nicely during the final battle scene in the tower.
* EarWorm:
** An in-universe example -- "The Phony King Of England" is so catchy even Hiss and the Sheriff enjoy it.
** As well as Roger Miller's quite memorable folk/country tunes "Whistle-Stop" and "Oo De Lally", which he played as InUniverse character Alan-a-Dale (the Rooster). How earwormy is the former, you might ask? Enough to spark an internet phenomenon almost ''three decades later''. Enjoy the Hampster Dance? It's "Whistle-Stop" sped up by about 60%.
* EliteMooks: The crocodile and the executioner rhino, who at least looks slightly less moronic than the regular kind.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Prince John's relationship with his mother is... complicated. He seemed to react with a huge amount of remorse when he ends up either wrecking her things (ie, her mirror and her castle) or is reminded of her in some way, and childishly sucks his thumb. However, he also disparagingly states that his mother liked Richard much better than him.[[note]]This last part is allegedly TruthInTelevision.[[/note]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Sir Hiss has no problem with Prince John's evil deeds until he decides to hang Friar Tuck.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Sheriff of Nottingham. He's only ever referred to as "Sheriff", even by his close associates.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: All of Nottingham ships Robin/Marian, though the pair are initially uncertain of each others' feelings. Little John goes further and tries to make it happen via royal decree (at knifepoint).
* EvilIsHammy: Prince John chews the scenery with abandon, such as his "DOUBLE THE TAXES!" scene. Sir Hiss and the Sheriff also have their moments, but their evil boss is still hammier.
* EvilLaugh: Prince John's "Ah-ha! AH-HA!"
** {{Lampshaded}} on one occasion: "Forgive me a cruel chuckle: Eheheheheheh, ''power''."
* EvilPlan: Prince John is on a power trip. After sending his brother off to fight muslims, he plunders the kingdom in the name of taxes.
* {{Expy}}:
** Little John could be [[Disney/TheJungleBook Baloo]]'s long lost twin brother, ditto Sir Hiss for Kaa of ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. Also, Nutsy and Trigger (and another one of Little John's identical twins) got smaller roles in ''BedknobsAndBroomsticks''.
** Nutsy and Trigger also share animation models with the [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-esque vultures from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. Many other characters are drawn similarly to other Disney characters. The elephants look like the elephants from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', the crocodiles and hippos look like the ones from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', the owls look similar to Archimedes from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''.
** Robin Hood and Maid Marian may be the inspiration for Tod and Vixie of ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''.
* EyesNeverLie: Marian realizes it is Robin in disguise after she looks deeply into his eyes.
* FakeAristocrat: Little John masquerades at "Sir Reginald, Duke of Chutney" to get close to Prince John.
* FallingInLoveMontage: "''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3Jf1P9wKIg Love goes on and on...]]''", although, in this case, they were [[NewOldFlame already in love]].
* {{Fantastic Fox|es}}: The anthropomorphic Robin and Marian.
* FatBastard: The Sheriff, with his big belly and crass demeanor, is the closest example.
* FauxAffablyEvil: The Sheriff; he's always cheerful and polite while doing sadistic things.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad - Prince John, the head antagonist.
** TheDragon - Sheriff of Nottingham, the big bad's physically powerful enforcer.
** TheEvilGenius - Sir Hiss, an advisor to John and DangerouslyGenreSavvy.
** TheBrute - Captain Crocodile, a low level officer for extra power.
** TheDarkChick - Trigger and Nutsy, the floaters.
* FlirtingUnderFire: Robin Hood proposes to Marian during a battle, and they start making plans for the honeymoon and starting a family.
* FoeTossingCharge: In one of the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funniest]] and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome most awesome]] parts in the entire movie, Lady Kluck does this while inventing football several centuries early.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: If the original ending under WhatMightHaveBeen had been used, Robin's comment about "That one almost had my name on it" would have been a lot more significant in the beginning.
* FreudianExcuse: Prince John has [[RunningGag serious maternal issues]].
* FriendToAllChildren: Robin Hood gets along well with his prepubescent fans, and both Maid Marian and Lady Kluck are all too happy to play with the children who "trespass" on Prince John's castle grounds.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: {{Averted}}. During the archery tournament, the barrel Sir Hiss is stuffed into is marked "ALE"
-->'''Hiss:''' Please, please let me out... I don't drink!
** When he's finally released by Prince John, he's [[CrowningMomentOfFunny very drunk indeed]].
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: Several characters, including:
** Maid Marian (a lovely pink and purple dress and headscarf);
** Prince John (royal robes and such);
** Friar Tuck (brown habit); and
** The Sheriff of Nottingham (a red and purple thing like some lesser noble).
* FurryConfusion:
** In some ways, this is averted; i.e. no one in this world has pets or rides horses -- there is a blacksmith dog that is seen making horseshoes, but perhaps anthropomorphic horses still have hooves. On the other hand, it is worth noting that [[TheUnreveal we never see who or what is pulling that carriage in the last scene]].[[note]] Considering we see [[TheBigGuy Little John]] pulling a cart and Prince John's rhino soldiers pulling his carriage, it may be the bigger animals are paid to pull carts. [[/note]]
** Following the tradition of the Robin Hood myth, Maid Marian is said to be King Richard's niece. [[ArtisticLicenseBiology She is a fox. He is a lion]]. This could be FridgeBrilliance - historically, it's debatable whether or not Richard ever consummated his marriage with Berengaria and may have only married her for political reasons, so it's entirely possible that Richard's unseen wife was a fox after all. A lion and a fox could ''never'' successfully inbreed with each other, but his other wives (i.e. not Marian's aunt) would presumably have been lionesses to provide heirs.
* UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: Notorious for being popular in it, but nowhere near to the extent of ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Near the beginning, when Robin and Little John are disguised as women, Robin keeps Little John from running away by pushing him ''by his false breasts''.
** A male rhino guard is shown to clearly be ''checking out Little John's butt'' while he's in drag.
** Robin, disguised as a woman, makes off with Prince John's clothes, except his underwear. This is immediately after "she" spent a good deal of time feeding him compliments. Raising the idea of how she probably got him out of those clothes.
** Robin Hood's gonna have kids?!
*** ... The next line - "Somebody has to keep an eye on things." He may be an innocent child now...
** The running "A pox on the phony king of England". "Pox" was often used to mean syphilis, although it was also a general term for disease (as in smallpox, chicken pox etc). The song's probable real-world inspiration, "[[http://ingeb.org/songs/ohthemin.html The Bastard King of England]]," is a hilariously filthy song about John getting the clap.
** During the scene where Skippy sneaks into the castle to get his lost arrow, Lady Kluck quite clearly loses the shuttlecock down her bodice and spends several hilarious minutes dancing around, trying to get it out.
* GetOut: In response to the Sheriff telling him that he's gonna preach his neck into a hangman's noose, Friar Tuck yells, '''"GET OUTTA MY CHURCH!!!!"'''
* GetTheeToANunnery: "A pox on you" (in this case, on the phony king of England) is a Shakespearean-era insult meaning, "I hope you get a disfiguring and potentially deadly disease, like smallpox or syphilis." It did also have a more general meaning along the lines of "To heck with you," so it might be a milder case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* GlassesGirl: Mother Rabbit, who wears glasses and whose personality affects the sense of {{moe}} associated with them.
* GoodShepherd: As usual, Friar Tuck is a devout and admirable man. When the Sheriff helps himself to the poor box, he flies into a rage not because it cuts into his bottom line but because it's supposed to help the poor.
** As a FreezeFrameBonus, "Forgive them all" is carved into the wall of Friar Tuck's cell. It may have been put there by a prior tenant, but it would be a characteristic statement for him to write.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear : Lady Kluck, despite being a HalfDressedCartoonAnimal, has these on ''[[FurIsClothing under her feathers]]''.
* {{Greed}}: Prince John is depicted as not only hoarding gold, obsessively counting it, and [[MoneyFetish fondling it]], but even ''sleeping'' with it in his bedchamber. To be fair, no one could expect the royal chambers to be vulnerable to any but [[TemptingFate the most daring and skillful of thieves]], but surely there were more secure places to put it... right?
* GreekChorus: Alan-a-Dale sings the story that he's a part of.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Partly because it's a kid's movie and partly because of the lack of budget, Prince John's soldiers and henchmen are ''remarkably'' bad at their jobs. His rhino henchmen don't even notice Little John stealing from the treasure box ''right in front of them!''
** Special mention goes to the crocodile captain, who has swings an axe at Friar Tuck and ''still'' misses.
* GuileHero: Robin is CunningLikeAFox and it shows. His gypsy thievery and his castle break in are two great moments.
* HailToTheThief: "The Phony King of England"
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Robin and Little John, among others. Really, this applies to most characters, except those listed under FullyDressedCartoonAnimal.
* HamToHamCombat: Prince John vs. Sir Hiss. You can practically see the [[ChewingTheScenery flecks of scenery]] flying from their mouths.
* HarmlessLadyDisguise: "Oh, poppycock! Female bandits? What next? ''[[TemptingFate Rubbish!]]''
* HatDamage: The movie opens with a chase that leaves an arrow stuck through Robin's hat (triggering the StockPhrase "That one almost had my name on it!"). Later, after a [[SoftWater climactic fall into a castle moat]], [[DeadHatShot the hat bobs up, with another arrow through it]], but with no Robin, and the onlookers assume he's dead.
* HeliCritter: Sir Hiss, kept aloft by a balloon and propelling himself with his tail.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Both Prince John and [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart King Richard]] were real historical figures, though one imagines that even MedievalMorons would have noticed if they had been real lions.
* HistoricalInJoke: Prince John begins crying and sucking his thumb when his mother is mentioned. John's mother in real life was the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen infamous Eleanor of Aquitaine]], who really did favor her elder son, King Richard, over John.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Prince John, who in this story taxes people out of sheer greed and is even responsible for Richard's crusades, via his hypnotic EvilChancellor.
* HumanKnot: Happens to Sir Hiss. It helps that he's a rope-like snake.
-->'''Prince John''': Get out of ''that'' if you can.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** In a dangerous situation, Lady Kluck tells Marian "[[StayInTheKitchen This is no place for a lady!]]". She probably meant "Lady" as in "[[BlueBlood aristocratic]] ProperLady" (Kluck's own title is presumably a courtesy one, as she's a LadyInWaiting).
** The corpulent Sheriff of Nottingham saying that "that fat friar is gonna hang."
* {{Hypocrite}}: After he is captured at the archery contest, Prince John calls Robin a traitor to the crown, despite the fact that he unlawfully seized the throne while Richard was off on the Crusades. Robin calls him out on it in the most badass way possible.
--> '''Robin Hood:''' Traitor to the ''crown?!'' That crown belongs to King Richard! '''''[[MomentOfAwesome LONG LIVE KING RICHARD!]]'''''
* ICallItVera: Trigger and his trusty crossbow "Betsy".
* IKissYourHand: Robin and Little John use this trope to steal PJ's finger rings at the beginning. He gets wise to this trick when Little John tries it again later.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In the archery contest, Robin still manages to score perfect bullís-eyes even though the arrows he's using are made of two twigs tied loosely together with cord. When a cheap shot causes him to aim high, he fires a second arrow at the first one to redirect it back to the bulls-eye, even knocking out the Sheriff's arrow in the process. HE'S FRIGGIN' ROBIN HOOD! Accept no substitutes.
* InkSuitActor: Creator/TerryThomas as Hiss. Complete with Thomas's gap in his teeth, ''perfect'' for having his tongue flicker out.
* InstrumentOfMurder: Friar Tuck and Alan-a-Dale use Alan's lute as a bow. In this case though, it's more to pop a balloon than to kill someone.
* InteractiveNarrator: Alan-a-Dale sometimes [[BreakingTheFourthWall chats to the audience]], sometimes [[MusicalWorldHypotheses sings a song about what's going on just then]], and sometimes gets stuck into the fighting. The sheriff even arrests him.
* IronicEcho: Early in the movie, the characters talk about how if Robin marries Maid Marian, King Richard will have an outlaw for an in-law. At the end of the movie, Richard says this exact phrase while laughing about the marriage.
* IWantMyMommy: A RunningGag with Prince John.
* IWarnedYou: "I tried to warn you. But no, no, no, you wouldn't listen..."
* {{Jerkass}}: Both Prince John and the Sheriff are rude, power tripping, jerks. They are also the villains and get their comeuppance in the end.
* JustFollowingOrders:
** A throwaway line from the Sheriff as he hums; "They call me a slob...but I just do my job..."
** As stated below, this is implied to be why Trigger and Nutsy weren't arrested.
* KarmaHoudini: Trigger and Nutsy are the only villains that weren't arrested. Given that [[JustFollowingOrders they weren't abusing their power]] like John, Hiss, and the Sheriff were, this shouldn't be a surprise. They're seen guarding the imprisoned John, Hiss, and the Sheriff for King Richard at the end, so it's clear they just do their job no matter who's on the throne. Either that or they did a HeelFaceTurn.
* KidAppealCharacter: Skippy Rabbit is a young boy who admires Robin Hood, much like the audience.
* KillItWithFire: The Sheriff's plan for dealing with Robin during the tower fight scene. It takes [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill the castle with them]] but nobody dies; [[FridgeHorror No one we see, anyway...]]
* KingOfBeasts: King Richard and Prince John are both anthropomorphic lions.
* LargeHam: Prince John (Peter Ustinov):
-->This crown gives me a feeling of ''power! POWER!'' Forgive me a cruel chuckle - [[EvilLaugh aheheheh]]... power.
** When Robin Hood says the crown rightfully belongs to King Richard, Prince John stamps on his throne shouting 'I am King! KING! KING!'.
** He's even hammier when things go wrong - he cries for mom and sucks his thumb...and doesn't want to play.
* LeanAndMean: Prince John is scrawnier than his benevolent older brother.
* LittleBitBeastly: Friar Tuck seems to be borderline, as he lacks the regular coloring of a badger, yet has humanoid ears.
* LittleNo: [[spoiler:When Little John thinks Robin's dead.]]
* MaidAndMaiden: Lady Kluck and Marian respectively. They fit the archetype as the latter is the beautiful and romantic young lady and the former is older and spunkier and takes care of her.
* MaleGaze: One of PJ's rhino soldiers wolf-whistles with a flutter of his ears at Little John in drag after [[SweetOnPollyOliver checking out "her" butt]], enlarged by smuggling solid gold hubcaps.
* ManChild: Prince John, who's very whiny, often throws temper tantrums, constantly sucks his thumb and cries very easily.
* MenOfSherwood: This being Robin Hood, it's expected.
* TheMiddleAges: Castles, kings, friars, and bows and arrows, and {{talking animal}}s.
* MisplacedWildlife:
** Any raccoon that shows up in this movie fits this trope because raccoons are native only to the Americas. This may be a PettingZooPeople movie, but this movie takes place in Medieval England, and people in Europe back in the Middle Ages have not heard of raccoons, so this counts as AnachronismStew as well.
** Friar Tuck is seemingly based on an American badger rather than a European badger.
** There's also all the crocodiles, vultures, rhinos, etc, but it's probably safe to assume the animators knew they weren't typical British wildlife.
** The fireflies Little John uses to make the crystal ball glow near the beginning. (Wolves and bears aren't found in Britain now, but would've been at the time.)
* MoneyFetish: Prince John sleeps with bags of taxes.
* NeckLift: Prince John to Sir Hiss. Of course, being a snake, he's pretty much all neck.
* NeutralFemale: Averted by Maid Marian; she typically isn't of much help when things get dangerous, but she does have a couple of moments where she's actively trying to assist the protagonists.
* NiceMice: The Sexton and his wife. They gave their last farthing to the poor box.
* NoGunSafety: The guards are dangerously reckless with their crossbows, one of which has a very unreliable trigger mechanism. Even though "Ol' Betsy" explicitly ''does'' have a safety, it just doesn't seem to work very well.
* NonMammalMammaries: Lady Kluck (although one shot implies it's not actual cleavage, just a persistent wrinkle in her [[BigBeautifulWoman rather plump form]]).
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Some of the voice actors are real Brits, but some are Australians, and others are Americans best known for {{Western}}s and rural {{Sit Com}}s whose accents aren't at all what you'd expect to hear in a film set in medieval England. (Although it is worth noting that rural and Southern accents of American English are a lot more closely related to medieval English than we tend to think -- had to come from somewhere, after all.) The very well-spoken English Robin Hood for some reason adopts a Cockney (London) accent when disguised as a stork...from Devonshire! His lack of West Country burr should have blown his cover the moment he opened his beak!
* NotSoHarmlessVillain:
** Yes Prince John is a cowardly, childish mama's boy, but that doesn't stop him from being a cunning and ruthless tyrant who is a fan of lethal and amoral force.
** The Sheriff as well. He's a bumbling goof, but nearly kills Robin in the climax of the film, burning the castle down in the process. He also has no qualms about hitting a dog in his broken leg, stealing a child's birthday money, or stealing the last money from the poor box.
* OffModel: During most of the film, characters have four digits--three fingers and a thumb. This is forgotten a number of times.
** As the Sheriff is shaking his hands while Friar Tuck is yelling, he has four fingers. When he's finished, though, he's got three again.
** When the Sheriff points Trigger's crossbow away, he has four fingers.
** Four again when said crossbow fires.
** Four fingers appear again when Skip is holding Little John's arm and crying.
* OffscreenTeleportation: The turtle when the children climb through the back gate. He is clearly too large to fit through, so when the scene switches, he has suddenly appeared on the other side.
* OffWithHisHead: What nearly happened to Robin--by order of Prince John, who even quotes the trope verbatim.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted; Prince John and Little John.
* PantheraAwesome: Prince John and King Richard are lions but only the latter is awesome.
* PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales: Most of the female characters are fully dressed and most of the male characters are pantsless.
* PaperThinDisguise: Played with. Prince John figures it out while the sheriff said he could see through any disguise Robin could cook up. He was wrong (the stork costume was good; from a distance, you'd never know). Earlier, Prince John and his guards failed to realize anything suspicious about the "gypsies" that come to visit while they're riding in a carriage full of gold. This made John [[GenreSavvy perceptive enough]] to catch on to Robin the second time around. However, none of the bad guys ''ever'' see through Robin's blind-beggar disguise, although Trigger suspects ''something'' is up.
* PettingZooPeople: Animals like real life, except they're humanoid.
* PinballProjectile: Sometimes arrows do this. Robin can do it because he's just that good.
* PleaseSpareHimMyLiege: Marian to John after Robin is captured. It ''might'' have worked if Robin hadn't taken offense to being called a traitor to the crown. Then again, since Prince John was interrupted after saying "but traitors to the crown must die..." Robin would probably have been executed anyway, just not [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "suddenly, instantly, and immediately."]]
* PragmaticVillainy: While Sir Hiss seems genuinely shocked that Friar Tuck is going to be hanged, he might be afraid that doing so would get them excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
* ProperlyParanoid: Trigger is the only one who even suspects Robin Hood's beggar disguise, and is insistent that he'll try a jailbreak. Naturally, [[GenreBlind the Sheriff doesn't listen to him.]]
* ReedSnorkel: [[spoiler: This is how Robin escapes the moat at the end. When Little John leans over to investigate, Robin spits water in his face.]]
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Sir Hiss the snake, Prince John's EvilChancellor. There's also the crocodile EliteMook, although like Trigger and Nutsy he's probably JustFollowingOrders.
* RevealingSkill: The "bandy-legged stork" is just a little too good at archery when a kiss from Marian is on the line.
* RightBehindMe: The Sheriff and Sir Hiss are having a good laugh over the song "The Phony King of England" when Prince John enters the room. Hiss immediately starts singing lyrics praising PJ before the Sheriff corrects him ("... the ''sniveling'', '''''groveling''''' --"). PJ throws a wine bottle at him.
* {{Righteous Rabbit}}s: The rabbit family are all good-natured. Their family is solid and loving, though given to bickering as families do.
* RuleOfSymbolism: King Richard's crown is too big for Ki- ''Prince'' John's head, and his trying to wear it keeps making him look foolish. Why not get it adjusted/padded? 'Cause it's a metaphor. (That and it doesn't really belong to him yet...)
* SavageWolves: The Sheriff of Nottingham, one of the main antagonists of the series, is portrayed as a wolf. So are his {{Mooks}}.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Done without doors, but otherwise true to the trope, when the tent stuffed with rhino guards (and the Sheriff and Little John) races back and forth between the other rows of tents.
-->'''Little John''': Who's driving this flying umbrella?
* SeizeHim: Prince John takes every opportunity to invoke this phrase.
* ShapedLikeItself:
** The Sheriff's observation of Friar Tuck: "Well, looky there! Friar Tuck, the old do-gooder. He's out doing good again."
** The oath used by the rabbit kids: "If I tattle, I'll die 'til I'm dead."
* ShootTheBullet: In the archery competition, the sheriff has just scored a bullseye (by cheating). To make sure Robin (in disguise) can't win, the sheriff taps Robin's bow as he releases. The arrow goes in a high arc. Undaunted, Robin nocks another arrow and fires at the first arrow. It hits, changing its direction such that it too hits a perfect bullseye, ''right through the sheriff's arrow.''
* ShoutOut:
** Lady Kluck's attack on the guards bears a strong resemblance to a football player's charge (Hence the FanNickname). She even has her arm curled, as if holding a ball. Plus the angle and perspective of the rhinos who leap to catch her. The music played in this scene is in fact the University of Wisconsin Badgers fight song. [[VisualPun Notice the pan to Friar Tuck]].
** Prince John often mentioned that his mother always liked Richard best is a reference to the well-known Smothers Brothers bit "Mom always liked you best", 'you' referring to Dick (aka ''Richard'') Smothers.
** Prince John and King Richard are lions. [[Film/TheLionInWinter What film came out five years before?]]
* ShurFineGuns: Trigger's Ol' Betsy is notoriously unsafe.
* SlipperyAsAnEel: "You eel in snake's clothing!"
* SmugSnake: All of the villains are pompous and nasty, though Sir Hiss is notable for being a literal example.
* SnakeTalk: Ssssir Hisssss ssssayyyss Ssseeccrets.
* SplittingTheArrow: Naturally, Robin has to show off by doing this.
* SpoiledBrat: Prince John immensely. When the Nottingham citizens shout out their loyalties to King Richard, John's response was whining while jumping up and down on his throne.
--> Prince John: "NO! I AM KING! KIIIIIING!!! KIIIIIIING!!!"
* SpoiledSweet: Despite being part of Prince John's household, Maid Marian is one of the nicest characters in the film, and also the most romantic.
* StockFootage and LimitedAnimation:
** Much of the dancing in TheVillainSucksSong is recycled from earlier Disney films -- including ''Disney/SnowWhite''!
** The shots of marching rhino soldiers are the ''same shot each time''.
** More an example of LimitedAnimation than StockFootage: After loading all the civilians onto the cart (although as it turns out, missing the baby rabbit), as Little John exclaims "Onward to Sherwood Forest", look at the people on the cart. None of them are ''moving'', not even breathing.
* StoutStrength:
** Little John, Friar Tuck, and the Sheriff of Nottingham are all grossly fat (though to be fair to John, he ''is'' a bear). They're also among the most physically powerful of the named characters in the film (although the Sheriff only really gets to show it in the climax).
** On the distaff side, we have Lady Kluck. Just look at the way [[ActionGirl she took down those rhino guards]]!!!
* SweetOnPollyOliver: One of the guards wolf-whistles at Little John when he's DisguisedInDrag, mistaking the stolen loot down the back of "her" pants for, ahem, junk in her trunk.
* TalkingAnimal: The entire cast. This is the ''animal'' kingdom after all.
* TemptingFate: Used and lampshaded.
-->'''Friar Tuck:''' Things couldn't get worse!\\
'''Sheriff of Nottingham:''' Why, hello Friar! ''(The Sexton [[RecordNeedleScratch plays a dissonant chord on the organ]])'' Looks like I came by just in time!
* TookALevelInBadass: Skippy. He goes from nearly wetting himself over Prince John conceivably executing him to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu firing an arrow at Prince John's butt]], and later helping Robin stop some guards.
* TriggerHappy: The aptly named Trigger has trouble with his crossbow.
* UnEvilLaugh: Prince John has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGzaqEtJCok one of these]], suitably for silly villain like him. (You can hear it at about 1:35 into the video, among other spots.)
* TheUnfavorite: "Mother always ''did'' like Richard best!" Doubly funny because there is historical evidence that she ''did''. Though their father favored John, particularly since he didn't rebel like his three elder brothers.
* VillainousBSOD: A mild form. Mention Prince John's mother around him, and he grabs his ear and begins to suck his thumb. Even while covered in mud:
-->I've got a dirty thumb.
* TheVillainSucksSong: "The Phony King of England".
* VillainousBreakdown:
** Unfortunately, once the "Phony King of England" himself hears the aforementioned song, it leads to him screaming new decrees about tripling the taxes right at the scared-witless Sheriff's face while strangling Sir Hiss.
** After [[spoiler:Robin frees all his prisoners, steals all his gold, causes part of his mother's castle to be burned up and escapes with his life, John goes berserk and chases Sir Hiss around with a stick]]:
--->'''Sir Hiss (while running and screaming):''' Help! He's gone stark raving MAAAAAAAD!!!
* ViolentGlaswegian: Lady Kluck, thick Scottish accent and a BoisterousBruiser, fits this to a T.
* VisualPun:
** King Richard the ''Lion'' heart.
** There are also literal church mice, who are poor as church-mice.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Where were Maid Marian and Lady Cluck, who actively participated in the riot (and TheVillainSucksSong), when the whole town was thrown in jail? The ending listed under WhatCouldHaveBeen implies Maid Marian had been hiding in the church. Considering that it was more than obvious by that point that both of them were allied with Robin Hood, common sense would say anyway that they were in hiding, probably in Sherwood Forest.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Referenced:
-->'''Sheriff:''' Crimenently, now I know why yer momma calls ya "Nutsy".
* WorkingOnTheChainGang: The final fate of Prince John, Sir Hiss, and the Sheriff. Although if the notes for Decade are to be believed, they are pardoned eventually (granted they had help).
* WorldOfFunnyAnimals: This is the animal kingdom as designed for pre-teens.
* WouldntHurtAChild: During the melee that ensued after the archery tournament, seven-year-old rabbit Skippy shot an arrow at Prince John, which bounced off his rear end. Despite the result, he's guilty of assaulting royalty with a deadly weapon. Yet when he and his family are thrown in jail because they didn't pay their taxes, Skippy isn't singled out for punishment for that. Is it an example of this trope, the censors stepping in, or an oversight? You decide.[[note]]That, or it just might be that no one saw Skippy shoot the arrow in the chaos. Prince John was brained by Lady Cluck immediately afterwards, so his attention was on her.[[/note]] This is debatable anyway, as Skippy and his siblings are put in prison, and as they go off during the jailbreak, the rat soldiers have no hesitation at trying to shoot his baby sister while she is running.
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