Trivia / Robin Hood

  • Acting for Two: King Richard and Prince John are both voiced by Peter Ustinov.
  • Actor Allusion: Sam Troughton plays Much in the BBC series, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Patrick Troughton , who was the first ever Robin Hood on TV.
    • In the episode Lardner's Ring, Guy tells Marian that: "you're coming home with me." This is what Thornton says to Margaret Hale at the conclusion of North and South. Both characters were played by Richard Armitage.
      • In addition, both Richard Armitage and Gisborne have the same middle name: 'Crispin'.
  • Older Than They Think: What was the first animated Robin Hood movie with a Funny Animal cast? Why The Adventures of Robin Hoodnik, of course! True, it's a Parody, yet it was released by Hanna-Barbera in 1972, one year ahead of the Disney version.
  • What Could Have Been: At one point, the animators considering playing with the Animal Stereotypes and make the Sheriff a goat, but indicative of Disney's Dork Age in The Dark Age of Animation, the director rejected it in favor of easy stereotypes.
    • In one version of the ending, the Sheriff was in attendance at Robin Hood and Maid Marian's wedding, indicating that he may have reformed or been pardoned.
    • The special edition DVD shows off a reconstruction of an unused ending for the movie, in which Robin briefly becomes a Dude In Distress following an injury sustained from his fall during the climax: he would be left with Maid Marian at the church while Little John went off to find help. Prince John comes in while Robin is still knocked out, and is prepared to stab Marian to get to Robin, while she is prepared to stand in front of him to defend him. Of course, both are saved by the timely arrival of good King Richard.
    • Another alternate storyline involved Prince John setting another trap for Robin by sending fake love letters to him and Maid Marian so they will meet in Sherwood Forest where his guards will capture them.
    • Prince John was originally going to be a tiger, but King Richard "The Lion Hearted" obviously had to be portrayed as a lion, so the tiger idea was dropped. Interestingly, it seems that when they decided to drop this idea, they just removed the stripes from the model sheets of the character, without making further changes. This could explain why he has no mane.


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