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Robin Hood


Disney made a lot of feature-length animated masterpieces, some movies that were merely competent, and a few that were not very good. Here we have the absolute nadir, the rock bottom of the long decline that began with The Sword in the Stone and didn’t really end until The Little Mermaid. Absolutely everything about this movie is wrong, wrong, wrong. The animation was done on the cheap. Not quite Hanna-Barbera level, but close. Whose brilliant idea was it to have most of these English animals speak with some Arkansas cornpone hillbilly accents? I love Roger Miller and his music, but it was horribly out of place here. All the voices are badly cast. All the classic Robin Hood tales are either omitted or screwed up. This movie was so bad it was a real chore to get through it, and I won’t waste any more of my time or yours on it.