|Young Robin Hood|
|Written by||Cheryl Blakeney|
|Directed by||Bernard Freimovitz|
|Voices of||Thor Bishopric|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Executive producers||Micheline Charest|
|Producers||Ronald A. Weinberg|
|Running time||26 minutes|
|Production companies||H-B Production Co.[a]|
|Distributor||Turner Program Services|
|Original release||15 September 1991 –|
30 November 1992
Young Robin Hood is an animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera, CINAR and France Animation and aired in syndication from 1991 to 1992. It ran for two seasons as part of the Sunday-morning programming block, The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera (1985–1994). The show takes place when Robin Hood is a teenager, Richard the Lion Heart is on his "first crusade" and Robin's father, the Earl of Huntington, joins him. Young Robin Hood was Hanna-Barbera's second adaptation of the legend of Robin Hood, after their 1972 television special The Adventures of Robin Hoodnik.
Robin Hood quickly finds himself at odds with the establishment; the Sheriff of Nottingham and Prince John, and creates a camp in Sherwood forest with other youngsters, the only girl, Marian, is a ward of the sheriff and spy for Robin. The main thing about Robin's youth in this case, is that his plans do not always work and he is occasionally questioned because of his youth, the fact that he is a known criminal and has no legal guardian to vouch for him.
The series was a joint American-Canadian-French production of Hanna-Barbera, CINAR and France Animation and Antenne-2 in partnership with the Global Television Network, the Family Channel, Centre National De La Cinématographie and Sofica Cofimage 3. The animation is produced by France Animation and Crayon Animation, while the overseas production services were handled by Fil-Cartoons (subsidiary of Hanna-Barbera) in the Philippines, and two studios in South Korea: Sae Rom Productions and Big Star Enterprises.
Teletoon aired the series in Canada in 1998.
In late 1991, Hanna-Barbera Home Video released three of the series' episodes individually on VHS: "The Wild Boar of Sherwood", "The Viking Treasure", and "The King of the Outlaws". There are currently no plans for the complete series to be released on DVD.