Robin Hood Essay

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Robin Hood, the Animated Version

     The reason why I chose to do my paper on the movie Robin Hood is because it is funny and entertaining.
     This movie begins with a Rooster playing his banjo. Throughout the movie, the Rooster plays the part of the narrator, who tells the story of our animated friends Robin Hood, and Little John. As the story began, the two partners were running through the forest because they saw Prince John and his royal chariot coming to take more taxes away from the people of Nottingham. Prince John was running the kingdom for his brother, King Richard who was away on a crusade. Prince John was an evil guy who stole all the money from the poor people for taxes
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After they were all free, King Richard returned from the crusades, and Prince John was sent away forever. The people of Nottingham no longer had to worry about unfair treatment, Robin Hood and Maid Marian got married, and they all lived happily ever after.
     The universal theme in this movie is the unoriginal, good vs. evil. Prince John is the evil force, while Robin Hood and Little John represent the good forces. This is very obvious because Prince John was egocentric, mean, and selfish throughout the entire movie, while Robin Hood worker hard to help the poor people and save the village.
     Being a cartoon, the sets, costumes, and camera angles all worked out very well. The settings were drawn very well and were typical of the traditional methods of setting the correct mood. For instance, the scene of Robin Hood kissing Maid Marian at the end, the weather was very springy, the sun was shining, and everything was peaceful while soft music played in the background. Another example is the scene where all of the villagers went to jail. The weather was rainy and dreary, and soft sad music played. The costumes and props also fit very well in the movie. Prince John wore a royal robe, but to show his position of being disrespected, it constantly slipped down over his ears and covered his eyes. Robin Hood wore a green shirt and matching green tights, and was young and handsome. This helped portray that he was

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