1 9 6 6 – 1 9 6 9 (Canada)
52 x 20 minute episodes
Rocket Robin Hood holds the distinction of being the first cartoon series based on the legendary English hero to appear on television.
In this series, a distant ancestor of Medieval England’s Robin fought for justice in the year 3000 A.D.
The younger Hood made his home on New Sherwood Forest (a floating solar-powered asteroid), had his own band of merry men (many with the same names as the old Robin’s English cohorts) and continued the quest to rob from the rich and give to the poor.
Rocket Robin may have been a man of his technological age, jetting about in a custom rocket, but you wouldn’t know it from his clothes.
The new-fangled Robin kept the old-fangled Robin’s retro sense of style, dressing in his trademarked green costume. He was even lucky enough to find a Maid Marian to impress with his swashbuckling skills, but also around was the dastardly Sheriff of N.O.T.T., who constantly tried to thwart Robin’s do-gooder plans.
Paving the way for later animated adventures like Young Robin Hood and Robin Hoodnik, Rocket Robin Hood ran for 52 episodes in the late 60’s, and it remains a popular syndicated draw in the cartoon’s native Canada.
Rocket Robin Hood
Sheriff of N.O.T.T.