List of films and television series featuring Robin Hood

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The following are some of the notable adaptations of the Robin Hood story in film and television.[1]

Douglas Fairbanks as Robin Hood in the 1922 film version.

Robin Hood-themed films and television series[edit]

Live-action features[edit]

Early 1900s to 1950[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

  • 2004: Nottingham 2051. Year 2051. Robin Hood and Little John want to deliver "essential pharmacies" in the third world.[4] Robin Hood is played by Tiziano Scrocca.
  • 2007: Splitting the Arrow. Sometime in the 12th Century, a Documentary Crew entered Sherwood Forest in search of a legend. This is what followed.[5] Calvert Tooley plays Robin Hood.

2010s[edit]

Live-action television films[edit]

Live-action television series[edit]

Animated features[edit]

Animated television films[edit]

Animated television series[edit]

  • 1990–1992: Robin Hood (Japanese: ロビンフッドの大冒険, Robin Hood no Daibōken), a Japanese animated series developed by Tatsunoko Productions, tells a version of the story in which Robin (Voiced by Kazue Ikura) and his men (and women), as well as Maid Marian, are — in majority — children. This version also incorporates several fantasy elements, mainly expressed in mystic powers of the nature and a powerful treasure protected by the forest Sherwood itself. The whole series contains strong environmental messages as well as morals relating to real life.
  • 1991: Young Robin Hood, an animated series developed by Cinar and Hanna-Barbera, tells a version of the story in which Robin (Voiced by Thor Bishopric) and his men, as well as Maid Marian, are teenagers. This version also incorporates several fantasy elements. For example, Robin is sometimes assisted by a forest-dwelling old woman who knows magic.
  • 2005: King Arthur's Disasters, a British animated series features Robin Hood who rivals Arthur.

Abandoned projects[edit]

  • In 2010 Lana and Lilly Wachowski announced their intention to direct the film Hood, a modern adaptation of the Robin Hood legend.[18]
  • In 2014 Disney were developing a Robin Hood movie provisionally titled Nottingham & Hood, with first time screenwriter Brandon Barker writing, and a tone similar to the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The hope was to launch a new adventure franchise that fit Disney's global brand.[19]
  • Also in 2014, Sony Pictures mooted the idea of building a shared universe based on various characters from the Robin Hood mythos, spinning off Merry Men like Will Scarlett and Little John into their own separate films.[20]

Robin Hood-themed parodies[edit]

Since Robin Hood is a character in the public domain, there is no restriction on his use. Thus, he has often appeared in other films and TV series that do not revolve around the legend in strictest terms, and some other characters have played a Robin Hood-like role. In others Robin Hood is interactive with other characters that originate in other TV shows and films.

20th century[edit]

1930s–1950s[edit]

Animation

Live-Action:

1960s[edit]

Animation:


Live-action

1970s–1980s[edit]

Live-Action

  • A 1970s Muppet skit from Sesame Street featured Ernie as Robin Hood, auditioning new recruits for his Merry Men, including Harvey Kneeslapper.
  • The Muppet Show did their version of Robin Hood for one episode with Kermit the Frog as the titular character, Fozzie Bear as Little John, Gonzo the Great as the Sheriff of Nottingham with guest star Lynn Redgrave as Maid Marian. The show takes an unusual twist mid-way when Miss Piggy, jealous that Redgrave is the leading lady instead of her (gets a consolation role as "Sister Tuck" as opposed to Friar Tuck); kidnaps her, locks her up in her dressing room and unsuccessfully takes her place during the rescue scene, to which Kermit and his Merry Men end up saving the real Maid Marian (Lynn Redgrave).
  • 1982: Voyagers! (TV series) (Episode 10 "An Arrow Pointing East" aired 12 December 1982) Voyagers Jon-Erik Hexum (Phineas Bogg) and Meeno Peluce (Jeffrey Jones) help Robin Hood played by Dan Hamilton sneak into an archery competition to rescue Maid Marian.[21]

Animation:

  • 1982: In The Smurfs cartoon series, there was a second-season episode titled "The Adventures of Robin Smurf", where Vanity Smurf took the role of Robin Hood and Smurfette was Maid Marian.
  • 1984: The UK kids' cartoon series Danger Mouse launched their sixth season of the show with a spoof titled "Once Upon A Timeslip", in which the narrator discovered his voice controlled the on-screen antics, and who then put Danger Mouse and his assistant Penfold through a comic adventure as Robin Hood and Little John.
  • 1988: ALF Tales, has an episode called "Robin Hood", where the cast fights for the right to promote their swing band, Ye Merry Men.
  • 1989: Robin Hood was parodied in an episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! as Hooded Robin, an Albatoss who can imitate anyone's voice, and helped the young Mushroom Peoples of Sharewood Village against the Sheriff of Koopingham.

1990s[edit]

Animation

  • 1990: A Garfield and Friends episode was called "Robin Hog", a U.S. Acres where Orson fantasizes himself as Robin Hog.
  • 1990: The Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Weirdest Story Ever Told" featured a segment titled "Robin Hare". This version featured Buster as the title character and Montana Max as the "Sheriff of Naughty Ham". A book loosely based on the episode was also released, possibly as "Buster Hood".
  • 1991: The episode of Captain N: The Game Master "Misadventures in Robin Hood Woods" had the heroes from the show aid Robin in defeating Prince John and rescuing Maid Marian.
  • 1991: The Ren and Stimpy Show episode Robin Höek from the first season had Ren Höek and Stimpy recreate the story of Robin Hood with Ren as Robin Hood and Stimpy as everyone else. Though it was a story Stimpy read, it ended as a nightmare for Ren.
  • 1994: Keroppi The Sanrio anime Keroppi (Kero Kero Keroppi) has a Robin Hood episode, in which the cast reenacts the legend.
  • 1997: In an episode of Cutey Honey Flash, one of the forms Honey takes in that episode is Robin Hood Honey.


Live-Action:

21st century[edit]

2000s[edit]

Animation

  • 2001: Robin Hood (credited as "Monsieur Hood" and voiced by Vincent Cassel) and the Merry Men make a brief appearance as unwelcome rescuers in the movie version of William Steig's Shrek. Here, they speak with French accents, partake in Irish step-dancing, and are defeated by Princess Fiona. The Latin American dub depicts Robin Hood commanding the Musketeers.
  • 2001: Robin Hood and his merry men have a brief cameo in the first episode of Cartoon Network's Samurai Jack as Jacks mentors when he visits England during his training.
  • 2008: an episode of the Canadian-American children's TV series, the Backyardigans, released the episode, "Robin Hood the Clean". Where Pablo plays a cleanliness-based Robin Hood.

'Live-Action'

  • 2005: Charmed episode 7.14, "Carpe Demon", an ex-demon named Drake uses his powers to turn himself and the sisters into Robin Hood, Maid Marion, and Robin's merry men. A sorcerer casts a spell on Drake making him believe that he is Robin Hood and that Phoebe is Maid Marion.
  • 2007: Chucklevision episode 19.6 "Sherwood Chuckle", the Chuckle Brothers join Robin Hood and his merry men and set out to save Maid Marion from the Sheriff of Nottingham.
  • 2008: Iljimae, a South Korean television drama series, based on a Chinese folklore from the Ming dynasty about a masked Robin Hood-esque character during the Joseon era.
  • 2009: The Return of Iljimae, a South Korean television drama series, based on comic strip Iljimae, published between 1975 and 1977, by Ko Woo-yung which was based on a Chinese folklore from the Ming dynasty about a masked Robin Hood-esque character during the Joseon era.[22]
  • 2009: The Backyardigans: Robin Hood the Clean shows Pablo the Penguin assuming his own playful version of the character Robin Hood as he happily works to clean up the village of Filthingham.
  • 2001-2006: "Last of The Summer Wine" Billy Hardcastle often claims himself as being a 'direct descendant of Robin Hood'.

2010s[edit]

Live-Action

  • 2013: Robin Hood appears as a recurring character in Once Upon a Time where he is played first by Tom Ellis in Season Two and later Sean Maguire starting in Season Three. In Season Six, Maguire plays a different version of the character who follows Regina home from a fantasy world.
  • 2013: Robin Hood (played as above by Maguire) appears in the "Forget Me Not" episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland in which Will Scarlett joins the Merry Men. Scarlett is the real name of "The Knave", a lead character in the Wonderland series.
  • 2014: Tom Riley portrays Robin Hood in the third episode of Doctor Who's eighth series, "Robot of Sherwood" which was written by Mark Gatiss.[23]
  • 2015: Kamen Rider Ghost can access a green archer form called Robin Hood Damashii which is accessed by the ghost of Robin Hood himself. Robin Hood's spirit also helps Kamen Rider Ghost/Takeru Tenkuuji on his journey to unite the 15 Legendary Heroic Souls.
  • 2015: Though never having made an appearance, Robin Hood is mentioned in the Arrowverse. He is one of the inspirations that is adopted by Oliver Queen for which he becomes the vigilante Green Arrow in the superhero television series Arrow. In the related series, The Flash, antagonist Vandal Savage mentions that he trained Robin Hood to become the professional archer he was known for.

Animation:

References[edit]

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