"Oo De Lally" in 13 Languages

The 1973 Disney animated film Robin Hood has been translated into languages all over the world, which has to be a difficult job because so much of the story is told through songs. Andy Baio at Waxy has collected over a dozen translations of the opening song "Oo De Lally" for your listening pleasure. The singers are quite talented! My favorite is the Arabic version. Link -via mental_floss

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Speaking of Arabic - A though occured to me. Isn't the crusade that the king is away on a crusade against the Muslims? Isn't that what the crusades back then were all about (from England's side, anyhow).

Seem a little odd to enjoy such a tale in Arabic. Wouldn't that kind of be like watching a 'disneyish' musical fun tale that takes place in Germany during the Nazi's invasion of Poland, or something like that?
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Oh this is my favorite disney movie.

And as an Arabic major in college it's one of my favorite songs.

I love Oo de lally best in arabic though. I play it at least once a day.
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The diaolog in Disney movies back then seemed more... mature? I don't know if that's the right word, but it something about it made it more enjoyable than some of the recent ones.
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