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ROBIN HOOD <span>(1973)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 83

Ratings Info Contains mild slapstick violence

Genre(s) Children, Animation

Director(s) Wolfgang Reitherman

Cast includes Brian Bedford (voice), Peter Ustinov (voice), Terry-Thomas (voice), Phil Harris (voice), Monica Evans (voice), Roger Miller (voice)

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable for all iconU

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 09/10/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ROBIN HOOD is a 1973 Walt Disney animation of the classic tale, in which animals assume the roles of the main characters. It was originally classified U for cinema release in 1973 and then U for video release in 1986. This cinema re-release is also rated U and contains mild slapstick violence.

The film contains several sequences in which the characters fight with swords and axes, and there are plenty of arrows being fired. However, the blows never make contact with the characters and nobody is injured. During an extended fight sequence, any moments of violence are broken up with slapstick, as characters are splatted in the face with custard pies and run into each other.

There are a couple of sequences in which hanging is discussed. In one scene a character says, "Next time the Sheriff will probably have a rope around our necks", after which he puts his hands around his own throat and makes an exaggerated choking sound. Later, a noose is hammered onto a scaffold, as characters discuss the fact that Friar Tuck is to be hanged. One character says to another, "It's one of the prettiest scaffolds you've ever built". However, we do not see anyone hang or even come close to reaching the scaffold.

U stands for Universal, which means that we think the film is suitable for audiences aged four or older.


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The Walt Disney Company Ltd,WDSMP UK,Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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