RABBIT HOOD (1949)
Article 5305 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Chuck Jones
Featuring the voice of Mel Blanc and Errol Flynn in his entirety
What it is: Bugs Bunny cartoon
Bugs Bunny runs afoul of the Sheriff of Notthingham when he tries to steal a carrot from the royal garden. Will Robin Hood come to his rescue or will Bugs have to deal with the sheriff himself?
This take on the Robin Hood legend isn’t quite up to the level of the Daffy Duck cartoon ROBIN HOOD DAFFY, but it’s still a classic in its own right. This one I remember vividly from my childhood; in particular, the poem recited by Little John in the cartoon’s running gag always brings back memories. The cartoon has a number of great moments; one of my favorites is when the Sheriff of Nottingham gets played for a fool at one point, and it takes him an enormous length of time before he realizes it. I also like the speedy cake baking that Bugs performs at one point. The character of Bugs provides the only real fantastic content in this one (anthropomorphic animal), and it is fun to see Errol Flynn appear in a short clip from his most famous movie.