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Episode 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!

Highlights:

  • 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 sheriff 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.

Runtime: 1:40:28; 51.8 MB

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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.