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The Sword in the Stone

28 December 2013 7:20 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Disney's animated take on Arthurian legend follows 11-year-old Dark Ages English squire Wart (Rickie Sorensen), a youngster selflessly devoted to helping his useless foster brother (Norman Aiden) train to become a knight. However, after a chance meeting with Merlin the Magician (Karl Swenson), the dopey sorcerer volunteers to help lead him to his destiny as king. It all looks very unlikely »

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Disney Classics Double Feature Part I: The Sword in The Stone

12 May 2013 5:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Throughout the year, Thn will look at 53 Walt Disney Animated Classics, from Snow White to Wreck-it Ralph, through the obscurity of Fun And Fancy Free to the second Golden Age of Beauty And The Beast. These are the films the Walt Disney company are most proud of, the ones that hold a special place in our hearts, the ones that still cost a fortune to buy on DVD.

This week it’s a double hitter, starting with The Sword In The Stone.

Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman

1963/ 79 minutes

Budget: $12 million

Based on the novel by T.H. White, itself based loosely upon Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, The Sword In The Stone is not a strictly faithful adaptation of either version of Arthurian legend. However, it keeps to the basic outline of King Arthur’s formative years, and White’s conviction that people are for the most part basically good, »

- Rob Burch

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The Sword in the Stone

28 March 2013 2:22 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Disney's animated take on Arthurian legend follows 11-year-old Dark Ages English squire Wart (Rickie Sorensen), a youngster selflessly devoted to helping his useless foster brother (Norman Aiden) train to become a knight. However, after a chance meeting with Merlin the Magician (Karl Swenson), the dopey sorcerer volunteers to help lead him to his destiny as king. It all looks very unlikely »

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