I loved this film as a child, and I still love it today. As much as it is a Disney product, it is clearly made and performed by people with a sincere fondness for the source mythology. It has everything that a Robin Hood adaptation should have: a tremendous sense of entertainment, plenty of charm and exciting action, and just the right amount of romance.
(bajillion, that's how much i would give to this one) my parents always tell the "funny" story of how i obsessively rented and watched this vhs until one day when returning it, i clutched it in my arms and cried and cried and cried until the good lady from the store sold it to me for peanuts. so is this the best movie? yes it is.
It's impossible to get an objective rating out of anyone who saw this as a kid--the sounds and images are permanently embedded with a strong flavor of nostalgia. As much as it's a cheaply produced film (the reused animation from The Jungle Book and The Aristocats is shameless), it boasts perhaps the finest voice cast ever assembled in a Disney animated feature. And what young girl didn't fall for that roguish fox?