This weekend, Disney’s Zootopia crossed $1 billion worldwide, once again proving the public loves talking animals. Okay, sure, Zootopia is also great but talking animal movies have a long history. In fact, the directors of Zootopia cited the under-appreciated 1973 Disney film Robin Hood as a huge inspiration.
Another year, another couple thousand new apps for you to wade through in a befuddled haze. Which ones should you download? Which ones should you actually pay for? And which ones deserve to take up prime real estate on your home screen? Whether you’ve spent the last 365 days asking yourself those very questions, or…
With Samsung’s slew of announcements today and the steady march toward the IFA electronics show in Berlin and the iPhone event in September, all eyes seem to be on hardware—but it’s the apps that make any of these things worth using.
Welcome to another week of great apps where Android plays catch up, legendary apps on iOS get even better, and Windows Phone adds a selfie app that can rival the best out there. It’s The Best Apps of the Week. Take a look.
This makes three. Three Robin Hood movies. Unless he's a cartoon fox, I'm out.
Sharing is caring—at least that's what those creepy anthropomorphized Care Bears used to say—and in the app world this week, those sentiments are particularly true.
Dear every screenwriter in Hollywood: would you like a major studio to purchase your pitch? Then call your idea a "cinematic universe like the Avengers," and they'll be tripping over themselves to write you checks —just like Sony is doing for a massive Robin Hood movie franchise. Sigh.
Andrew E. Larsen is an historian who specializes in Medieval England and blogs about pop culture and history at An Historian Goes to the Movies. In "Disney's Robin Hood: A Bit More Medieval Than You Might Think," Larsen explores the film's true inspiration, which wasn't Robin Hood but a different medieval tale.
As The Doctor confidently states in last night's episode of Doctor Who, there's 'No such thing as Robin Hood'. But was he correct? Let's take a closer look at the literary and actual history behind one of Britain's most famous legends - and maybe how the hero of Sherwood can find familiarity with the hero of Gallifrey.
The theme thus far in Doctor Who's eighth season seems to be "deconstructing heroes," most notably the Doctor. The Doctor's questioning whether he's a good man, but also the validity of his battle against evil. It's somewhat grim stuff — until this week's Robin Hood episode, when it turns swashbuckling and hilarious.
The Muppets may have just returned to the big screen this past fall, but BOOM! Studios has kept Kermit and the gang in business, both in The Muppet Show comics and in comics where the Muppets retell existing stories. And David Petersen's Muppet mashup covers are delightful just on their own.
If you've ever thought that the story of Robin Hood could use fewer arrows and more futuristic gunfire, you're in luck. A new film plans to bring the classic tale of oppression and rebellion to a dystopian future.