Animation Addicts Podcast #40: Robin Hood – Cheap Quotable Thrills

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The Rotoscopers gang is back in action in this extra long episode, where they talk about one of their all-around favorite Disney animated classics: Robin Hood!


• Chelsea tells about how she got to hang out with rock legend Alice Cooper.

• Mini reviews of Epic and Monsters University.

• Mason’s previews Despicable Me 2 and shares his how he has the plot of Turbo all figured out.

• Interview with Rotoscopers’ writer Mayra Amaya!

• Main Discussion: Robin Hood–the holy grail of funny Disney films.

• Voice acting filled with Disney veterans (read Blake’s opinion piece about Robin Hood’s voice actors); Accents = proper English and backwood rednecks.

• A little history of Disney’s Xerox era.

• Disney’s Robin Hood origins: Reynard the Fox.

• Introduction uses reused animation, “Whistle Stop” = hamster dance, intro to Robin Hood and Little John, justification,

• Sir Hiss is a well designed character; Prince John is a weak, pathetic, hilarious villain; “Beautiful, lovely TEXAS!”

• Morgan’s “solid gold hub caps”, the honorable sherrif of Nottingham, wolves are always the villains.

• Clucky is the sassy black woman; Maid Marian; the little critter children; blundering Friar Tuck.

• The archery tournament: Sir Reginald Duke of Chutney, are you sick of the quotes yet?.

• The scene & song that stops the momentum: Love.

The Phony King of England: jamming to Bluegrass all night; reused animation; becomes a top-40 hit overnight.

• Songs: what is the best song?

• Different versions of the DVD; alternate endings; the marriage!

• We rate it!

• Bloopers. Lots of out-of-context bloopers.