Who's Who? Wednesday
February 1, 2012
Friar Tuck is an extremely
overlooked character. He is from Walt Disney's
'Robin Hood' which was released in 1973. He can
also be found in the film 'Mickey's Magical
Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.' He
can also be found in the television show 'House
of Mouse' along with a few other Disney specials
that aired in the 1980's. You is rarely found in
merchandise, mainly in pins, and toys. I
remember they had a McDonald's Robin Hood set
and he was one of the toys with the Happy Meals.
He lives in Nottingham, where
he is the main church friar (which is a form of
a monk). Tuck is good hearted, but at the same
time he has a short fuse if someone messes with
him, his friends, or his church. He has many
friends on his side such as Robin Hood, Sexton
Mouse, Maid Marian, Little Sister, Little John,
the town's people, and Lady Cluck to name a few.
His enemies include Sir Hiss, Prince John,
Sheriff of Nottingham, and all those that are
against the forces of good.
Friar Tuck is a Badger in the
film, wears a normal friar robe which is brown
with a hood, he also walks with a staff that he
uses as a weapon when needed. He is partly bald,
has white hair, wears sandals, and is
overweight. Tuck will do whatever it takes to
take Prince John and Sheriff of Nottingham out
of power, seeing Robin Hood win the battle is
extremely important to him.
*FUN FACT* Friar Tuck was
first drawn up as a pig but Disney thought about
it and changed him to a badger.
He has been voiced by a few
different people over the years: Wayne Knight,
Andy Devine, and Chuck McCann.
He can be found in Disney
parks around the world as a meet and greet
character. He can also be found in Fantasmic! on
the riverboats, waving to the crowds and
dancing. In Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom in
Walt Disney World he also has a quick service
restaurant named after him: 'The Friar's Nook.'
It is a neat little snack place, I have had hot
dogs there before which I thought were pretty
good. He can be found in parades. I remember
seeing Friar Tuck at Disney's Animal Kingdom a
couple times and felt bad for him. He is such an
overlooked character that no one was in line to
meet him or get their pictures taken with him,
so I went over and had some good interaction
with him which was really nice because a lot of
times all the older and overlooked characters
provide the best experience in my opinion.
*FUN FACT* The Friar's Nook at
Walt Disney World used to be the old Village Fry
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