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Little John
Background information
Feature films Robin Hood
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Television programs House of Mouse
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by Jason Burkart (Once Upon a Time)
Portrayed by
Animators Ollie Johnston
Eric Goldberg
Voice Phil Harris
Steve Curtis Chapman (current)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration Baloo
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Johnny, Johnny Boy, Sir Reginald duke of Chutney, Reggie (when disguised as the duke by Prince John), You Mean Thing (whilst being threatened by Prince John)
Personality Worrisome, funny, heroic, jovial, trustworthy, merry, loyal, playful, strong, friendly, big-hearted, carefree, courageous, thoughtful, agile for his size
Appearance Big brown bear, green hat with red feather, green shirt, brown shoes
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation Bandit, Robin Hood's chief lieutenant
Alignment Good
Affiliations
Goal To help Robin to steal from the rich and give to the poor
Home Sherwood Forest
Relatives
Pets
Allies Any poor folk in the town of Nottingham, his boss Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Lady Kluck, Otto, Trigger, Nutsy, Prince John (As Sir Reginald)
Minions Prince John (briefly)
Enemies Prince John, The Sheriff of Nottingham, Sir Hiss, Trigger (formerly), Nutsy (formerly)
Likes Calling Prince John a phony king, fighting against enemies, going on adventures with Robin
Dislikes Robin getting them in trouble
Powers and abilities
Weapons Dagger, bow and arrow, Quarterstaff
Fate Drives his boss and Marian's carriage with Skippy by his side.
Quote "Yeah? Take a look at your hat. That's not a candle on a cake."
"Hey! Who's driving this flying umberella?"
"You know something, Robin? I was just wondering: are we good guys or bad guys? You know, I mean, uh, our robbing the rich to feed the poor."
"I am Sir Reginald, Duke of Chutney. And don't stick your tongue out at me, kid.
"You took the words right out of my mouth P.J"

Little John is a bear who appears in Robin Hood. He is Robin's loyal sidekick who was voiced by Phil Harris (the same person who voiced Baloo in The Jungle Book). He serves as the secondary protagonist of the film.

Background

Nothing is known regarding Little John's past. However, he is the best friend and sidekick to Robin Hood. Little John appears to be more cautious than Robin Hood and often reminds his friend of potential consequences of his plans. However, Little John is shown to be extremely loyal to his friend, going so far as to threaten Prince John when the tyrant sentences Robin to death for treason. When not participating in one of Robin's plans, Little John is shown to be fairly laid back, while also offering good advice to Robin.

Like Robin Hood, Little John is talented with disguises. His two disguises seen include a gypsy fortuneteller, and a Duke called Sir Reginald. He later impersonates the Sheriff of Nottingham. When fighting, he is seen using various weapons, including a quarterstaff, and a dagger. He appears to have some familiarity with archery, as he is seen using one during the jail break sequence.

Appearances

Robin Hood

Little John is often seen alongside Robin Hood first escaping from the Sheriff of Nottingham and his posse. Despite the successful escape, Little John worries about being captured and hanged. He later attempts to cite a law against robbing royalty to try to get out of robbing Prince John. However, he assists Robin Hood in the robbery of Prince John while disguised as a gypsy. While Robin Hood is in the royal coach with the prince, Little John remains outside and steals gold from a large chest as well as the gold hubcaps of the coach.

Later on, he is seen in his and Robin Hood's hideout trying to encourage the lovesick Robin to propose to Maid Marian, whom Robin loves. Robin dismisses the idea, claiming his outlaw status would not fit life with Maid Marian. When Robin Hood hears about Prince John's archery tournament, where Maid Marian's kiss is the prize, Little John notes that Robin Hood could win it "standing on his head" but also fears that the Prince's guards as well as the sheriff would be at the tournament. Little John is next seen at Prince John's archery tournament, reminding Robin, who has disguised himself as a stork to enter the tournament, that he must fool the Sheriff of Nottingham during the tournament. While Robin enters the tournament, Little John consorts with Prince John, while disguised as a nobleman named Sir Reginald, the Duke of Chutney. Little John is instrumental in helping Robin to avoid execution after he is captured; Little John threatens Prince John's life if Robin Hood is not released.

Later, while he and the folks of Nottingham (including Friar Tuck and his mice) are meeting Robin Hood and Maid Marian in Sherwood Forest, Little John begins playing his song "The Phony King of England" on his lute, and he even dances, too.

Near the end of the film, Little John assists in a jail break, to rescue the citizens of Nottingham as well as Friar Tuck, who was sentenced to hang at dawn. After Robin Hood retrives the jail keys, Little John frees all the townspeople; Robin Hood travels to the royal treasury to reclaim the taxes that Prince John had taken from the people. Little John later impersonates the Sheriff to facilitate their escape, and pulls a cart containing all the Nottingham residents with the intent of taking them to Sherwood Forest. When Robin is trapped in the castle, and forced to jump in the moat to escape, Little John is seen watching from the forest with Skippy. He, like Prince John, believes Robin Hood to be dead, as the Sheriff's posse had been shooting at Robin. He is overjoyed to see that Robin Hood survived his escape from the castle, after believing Robin had been killed.

When King Richard returns, Little John is pardoned alongside Robin Hood. He drives the coach containing the newlywed Robin Hood and Maid Marian, and allows Skippy to join them.

House of Mouse

In some episodes, he is seen sitting with Robin Hood next to Baloo and Bagheera after a cartoon ends.

In the episode Dining Goofy, he is seen laughing at Wihelmina Packard's joke with Pinocchio.

In Ask Von Drake, he is seen sitting at a table with Lady Kluck and a puppy from 101 Dalmatians and is later seen in the background during the Ludwig von Drake song when Ludwig von Drake names off Lumiere and Cogsworth.

At the beginning of the theme song, he is seen inside at the entrance talking and laughing with Baloo.

Once Upon a Time

Little John is portrayed by Jason Burkart in the third season. He turns out to live in the Enchanted Forest, exactly in the old mansion of Rumplestiltskin where he comes to help Baelfire and Mulan, with his friend and leader, Robin Hood. The way whether he was spared by the curse remain a mystery. A possible explanation is that Robin Hood, the merrymens and himself were spared by the curse by the spell of Cora, as it was the case for Mulan, Aurora and Prince Phillip. Little John is also the protector of Roland, the son of Robin Hood and the deceased Marian.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Little John will be portrayed by Jason Burkart on the show.

Trivia

  • Little John bares a lot of resemblance to Baloo in appearance, personality and voice since they are both voice by Phil Harris. But Little John is smarter, more serious and more responsible than Baloo.
  • Little John appears to share the same height and build with Sheriff of Nottingham.
  • Little John may be considered a love interest to Lady Kluck because he saved her from Prince John's army and they shared a dance.
  • He is shown to be a skilled fighter, since he punched the Sheriff with ease and defeated the Rhino guards.
  • Little John is one of the most famous characters in Robin Hood.

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