Thursday, November 9, 2023

Robin Hood at 50

Despite being criticized for its story treatment and its re-use of animation, Robin Hood's popularity seems to have grown over the years. The film inspired projects like Zootopia, Sing and many other movies that feature anthropomorphic animals. 

Milt Kahl's and Ollie Johnston's animation shine in this production. Well worth studying frame by frame. The overall animal universe was created by Ken Anderson.

I still find myself re-watching certain sequences and really enjoying them. Milt's scenes with Lady Kluck are on another level, and Prince John's opening sequence is excellent.

Early animation by John Lounsbery.

Also a Lounsbery Scene.

This next three are by Milt.

Most images Heritage Auctions.