If you’re an avid, long time Disney aficionado, you may remember when, once upon a time, they aired Sunday night movies on network TV. For a short period of time, Disney movies was a thing during my childhood. Films like Annie premiered as part of the “Wonderful World of Disney,” a world that made me one giddy girl who couldn’t wait for the next televised premiere to roll around. One of these is The Princess of Thieves, one of Kiera Knightley’s first roles (and with Disney, too!).‘Princess of Thieves’ (2001) – Keira Knightley's First Starring Role Begins with Robin Hood Legend and Disney #FWarchives #DisneyMovies Click To Tweet
One of the Disney films that aired during this limited time Sunday night movie date is Princess of Thieves. A cute albeit bittersweet Robin Hood-esque adventure that looks at the legend through a new lens. That of Robin Hood’s long-held secret, his daughter, Gwyn.
Another trivia fact you might not know about this film is that it stars Keira Knightley in, far as I can tell, her first major role. A role that is perhaps a kind of practice run for what would be her real break-out role as Elizabeth Swann in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean. Also starring in this film is Stephen Moyer, Stuart Wilson and Malcolm McDowell.
It may suffer some from unpolished film-making or a few awkward cues, or misplaced period authenticity, but this film is all about the nostalgia for me. As I re-watched it recently, I was again reminded of all the reasons why I so enjoyed it. You can also find this one on DVD through Amazon.
Find the official review for this film over on Silver Petticoat, and let me know, do you like this one? Have you seen it? Sound off with all your thoughts and comments.
Years ago, Sunday nights included Disney TV movies. I remember each time one would air, as the familiar antics of Tinker Bell would appear, the family settled in for a family movie night. One of those premieres was Princess of Thieves, a loose sequel that introduces us to a new generation of Robin Hood. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat →
Content: There is some minor violence, and a few instances of torture.