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The Sword in the Stone (1963)

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The wizard Merlin teaches a young boy who is destined to be King Arthur.

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Complete credited cast:
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Sir Ector / Narrator in opening sequence (voice)
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Merlin (voice)
Rickie Sorensen ...
Wart (voice)
Junius Matthews ...
Archimedes (voice)
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Little Girl Squirrel (voice)
Martha Wentworth ...
Madam Mim / Old Lady Squirrel (voice)
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Sir Kay (voice)
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Sir Pellinore (voice)
Richard Reitherman ...
Wart (voice)
Robert Reitherman ...
Wart (voice)
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Storyline

Arthur (aka Wart) is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for Wart beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give Wart an education (whatever that is), believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way. Written by Tim Pickett <quetzal@yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au>

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Plot Keywords:

merlin | castle | squire | wizard | king arthur | See more »

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It's merry old England, and a brand new Pooh! See more »


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Release Date:

25 December 1963 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The last film in which Bill Peet served as a writer. He later created a version of The Jungle Book (1967) but Walt Disney threw Peet's story out when the two's relationship fell apart and Peet left the studio. See more »

Goofs

When Mim is sitting at the table playing solitaire, she pulls the 3 of hearts from the deck, however the 3 of hearts is already on the table. See more »

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[first lines]
Minstrel: A legend is sung, of when England was young, and knights were brave and bold. The good king had died, and no one could decide who was rightful heir to the throne. It seemed that the land would be torn by war, or saved by a miracle alone. And that miracle appeared in London town: The Sword in the Stone.
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Soundtracks

Higitus Figitus
(1963) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Sung by Karl Swenson
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Not much plot but great for little kids.
21 July 2004 | by (Roslyn, SD) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorite Disney films. The lyrics of the songs are clever and memorable. Who can forget "Hockety Pockety Wockey Wack?"

The characters are also very entertaining. The idea of Merlin as a clutz is unique to this version of the story. Archimedes also offers several laughs.

Though there isn't much of a plot, the development of character makes this film very entertaining.

My four year old sister loved the film. She has already watched it at least a dozen times, and I only checked it out from the library three days ago. Modern Disney bores her. I've found that young children can't sit through "Beauty and the Beast" or "Mulan." This older style of Disney catches attention and entertains.


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