‘Robin Hood’: the romantic medieval criminal

The story of Robin Hood. All-time classics cover

Inspired by the romantic English motto of the bandit hero who stole from the rich to help the poor, ‘Robin Hood’ (1973) was a Disney animated production directed by Wolfgang Reitherman (1909-1985), director of other company classics: 101 Dalmatians. (1961), Tome of the Jungle (1967) and The Aristocats (1970).

Here all the characters are embodied by animals with anthropomorphic characteristics; in the case of the main character “Robin Hood” is represented by a fox. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song.

Although historians have investigated whether Robin Hood actually existed, the motto dates back to the 12th century and some associate it with Wat Tyler Rising, or the Peasants’ Rising in England in 1381.

Although National Geographic magazine highlighted the study by Graham Phillips and Martin Keatman, who claimed that Robin Hood was the product of three men: a rancher, Robert Hood of Wakefield, a soldier of the Earl of Lancaster, and Baron Fulk Fitz Warin.

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According to vocal tradition, the character “Robin Hood” did not appear in medieval English ballads and dramas until the 15th century, at the hands of minstrelsy. From then on, he gradually became one of the most popular characters in the humanities, especially as a child, and one of the most represented in the film industry.

The first cinematic reading of the character was by director Allan Dwan in 1922, it was a blank and boring silent film. More recently, in the 1990 split, star actor and Institution Award winner Kevin Costner portrayed the character in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).

In the new millennium, Russell Crowe led Ridley Scott in 2010 and English actor and singer Taron Egerton under the monocle of Otto Bathurst in 2018.

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Find this volume for just 18,900 pesos at chain stores and bookstores. The Golden Tales Collection brings together Disney classics to bring kids together to read their favorite stories.

This calculation has a cost of 709 thousand pesos for subscribers of Club Vivamos de EL TIEMPO and 878 thousand pesos for non-subscribers. Those interested can buy it by calling 4266000 in Bogotá or 018000110990 in the country, or through store.eltiempo.com/colecciones/cuentos-de-oro-disney.

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