Disney are delving deep into their archive to resurrect one of their weaker entries to give it the CG treatment for Disney+.
Kari Granlund, who wrote the live-action Lady and the Tramp remake, has been hired to write the script for a CGI photo realistic remake of 1973 animated feature Robin Hood. This will go straight to Disney+.
The bizarre original version featured anthropomorphic animals in the famous Robin Hood roles. Hood is a fox with a bear playing his sidekick Little John. Friar Tuck is a badger with Prince John as a lion and a wolf as the sheriff of Nottingham. So far, so Disney.
What made it bizarre was the deployment of down-home folksy American accents alongside the English, and interlacing the whole thing with borderline honky-tonk style music at times.
Snakes, chickens, elephants and rhinos all apparently inhabit Sherwood Forest, which may or may not be located in Tennessee based on everything else. It’s a low tier entry and the reviews are weak. However it does have something of a cult following.
Blindspotting director Carlos Lopez Estrada is onboard lens. for producer Justin Springer (Dumbo, TRON: Legacy). The musical theme will apparently remain.
Our advice would be to drink heavily while watching it.