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.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: In the Disney film, there's Peter Ustinov as Prince John (and King Richard), playing the role in both English and German, and Terry-Thomas as Sir Hiss. Little John shares the voice of Phil Harris with Baloo and Thomas O'Malley. George Lindsay as Trigger was probably better known as Goober, and Pat Buttram as the Sheriff as Mr. Haney.
  • 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.

  • The Disney version of Robin Hood was the first of the "untouchables" note  to be released on home video as the premiere title in The Classics: Walt Disney Home Video aka the Walt Disney Classics (nicknamed the "Black Diamonds") franchise in 1984, right after the 1984 management shift evicted older management who were resistant to releasing these movies anywhere other than theaters. In 1991, Robin Hood left the Disney Vault on a later Classics reissue and became a general release title, and as of 2015, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Fantasia 2000 replaced the package films, The Sword In The Stone, The Aristocrats, The Rescuers, The Fox And The Hound, The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, and Oliver & Company as the Untouchables that are only released for home media on a limited basis.