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Skippy
Background information
Feature films Robin Hood
Mickey's Christmas Carol
Television programs House of Mouse
Mickey Mouse Works
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Don Bluth
Voice Billy Whittaker
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Happy-go-lucky, excited
Appearance Short, thin white rabbit, blue outfit, yellow hat with red feather (formerly Robin Hood's), barefoot
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation
Alignment
Alignment Good
Affiliation
Affiliations
Goal To support Robin Hood.
Home Nottingham
Relatives Deceased father; Mother Rabbit (mother); Sis (sister... Well "sis" is a slang short word for "sister"); Tagalong (sister); lots of other unnamed siblings
Pets
Allies Robin Hood, Little John, Maid Marian, Lady Kluck, Mother Rabbit, Sis, Tagalong, Toby
Minions Sis, Tagalong, Toby
Enemies Prince John, The Sheriff of Nottingham
Likes Supporting Robin Hood
Dislikes Being conned by The Sheriff of Nottingham, the concept of kissing Maid Marian, Marian kissing him, getting laughed at for that, actually hurting Lady Kluck during role play (fortunately, he didn't actually)
Powers and abilities
Weapons Bow and arrow
Fate Rides on the carriage with Robin Hood, Maid Marian, and Little John.
Quote "Boy, oh boy! Now how do I look?"
"Death to tyrants!"

Skippy is a character in Robin Hood. He was voiced by Billy Whittaker, and by one of Johnny Whitaker's siblings.

Background

Skippy is an energetic 7-year-old rabbit. He lives with his mother and his many brothers and sisters. He is the oldest boy in the family. In the film, he is most often seen with his sisters Sis and Tagalong and his friend, Toby Turtle. Skippy is a typical young boy, excitable and known for idolizing Robin Hood.

Appearances

Robin Hood

Skippy plays a relatively minor role in the film but does have several appearances. He first appears with his family, where his seventh birthday is being celebrated. He opens his present, which turns out to be a single farthing, but the coin is confiscated by The Sheriff of Nottingham, which upsets him.

When an old, blind man, who had heard the party, comes in, Skippy sadly explains what happened. The man tells him to cheer up, and reveals himself to be none other than Robin Hood. Robin Hood presents him with a small bow and arrow and Robin Hood's own hat as a present (the latter being because Tagalong, one of Skippy's siblings, said Skippy didn't look much like Robin Hood). Skippy happily thanks Robin Hood, and goes off with his two sisters and friend, to test out his bow.

However, Skippy accidentally shoots the arrow into Prince John's courtyard. When Skippy sneaks in in an attempt to retrieve the arrow, he runs into Maid Marian and her lady-in-waiting, Lady Kluck. He begs Maid Marian not to tell Prince John as he says his mother said the latter would chop off his (Skippy's) head. After being reassured of his safety, Skippy and the other children learn of Maid Marian's and Robin Hood's relationship. Skippy declares his belief that Robin Hood will come to rescue Maid Marian, and role plays the rescue with Maid Marian and Lady Kluck (as the latter acts as Prince John). When he pretends to have got Lady Kluck with a sword, she fakes death, and he is worried about whether he had hurt her (which he actually hadn't). When Maid Marian notes that the hero usually gives his fair lady a kiss, Skippy refuses because (in his opinion) that's "sissy stuff", so Maid Marian kisses him instead, much to Skippy's humiliation and the amusement of Sis, Tagalong and Toby.

Skippy makes several minor appearances throughout the rest of the film. He is one of the spectators who attends Prince John's archery tournament, and is later seen in the jail, having been imprisoned alongside his family for non-payment of taxes. During the jailbreak, he is seen getting excited over the opportunity to fight the "bad guys", and is seeing using his bow and arrow on a member of the Sheriff's posse. Skippy is then seen with Little John, and with him, discovers that Robin Hood survived the escape from Prince John's castle by swimming underwater through the moat; he embarrasses Robin Hood a bit when Skippy declares that Robin Hood could have swum twice as far.

At the end of the film, Skippy is seen climbing on the carriage alongside Little John. When asked about it, Skippy says that he is going to keep an eye on things when Robin Hood has children.

Disney Parks

Skippy is seen in Disneyland as a meetable character.

Mickey's Christmas Carol

Skippy is seen playing in the streets with Toby.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Skippy appears on the show like the son of the White Rabbit.

Trivia

  • Former Disney animator Floyd Norman (who worked on this film) personally disliked this character due to how "annoying" and "bratty" he is.[1]

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References

  1. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152273995167267&set=a.10151396098357267.1073741825.717932266&type=1


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