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Writers:
Bill Peet (story)
T.H. White (based on the book by)
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Release Date:
25 December 1963 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Tired of living in a Medieval mess...Merlin uses all his magic powers to change a scrawny little boy into a legendary hero! See more »
Plot:
A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in England history. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Lowbrow fun See more (81 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sebastian Cabot ... Sir Ector / Narrator in opening sequence (voice)

Karl Swenson ... Merlin (voice)
Rickie Sorensen ... Wart (voice)
Junius Matthews ... Archimedes (voice)

Ginny Tyler ... Little Girl Squirrel (voice)

Martha Wentworth ... Madam Mim / Old Lady Squirrel (voice)

Norman Alden ... Sir Kay (voice)

Alan Napier ... Sir Pellinore (voice)
Richard Reitherman ... Wart (voice)
Robert Reitherman ... Wart (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barbara Jo Allen ... Scullery Maid (voice) (uncredited)

Mel Blanc ... Tiger / Talbot (voice) (uncredited)
Candy Candido ... Pike / Tiger Madam Mim (roaring) (voice) (uncredited)
Fred Darian ... The Minstrel in opening sequence (voice) (uncredited)
James MacDonald ... The Wolf (voice) (uncredited)

Tudor Owen ... Knight in Crowd (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Black Bart (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Wolfgang Reitherman 
 
Writing credits
Bill Peet (story)

T.H. White (based on the book by)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
George Bruns (music)
 
Film Editing by
Donald Halliday (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Ken Anderson 
 
Production Management
Ken Peterson .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Alguire .... assistant director (uncredited)
Edward Hansen .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Jack Boyd .... effects animator
Jack Buckley .... effects animator
Dan MacManus .... effects animator
Ub Iwerks .... special processes (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... character animator
Dale Barnhart .... layout
Eric Cleworth .... character animator
Basil Davidovich .... layout
Al Dempster .... background
Vance Gerry .... layout
Don Griffith .... layout
Ralph Hulett .... background
Ollie Johnston .... directing animator
Homer Jonas .... layout
Milt Kahl .... character design
Milt Kahl .... directing animator
Hal King .... character animator
Eric Larson .... character animator
Bill Layne .... background
John Lounsbery .... directing animator
Dick N. Lucas .... character animator (as Dick Lucas)
Fil Mottola .... background
Cliff Nordberg .... character animator
Bill Peet .... character design
Walt Peregoy .... background
Anthony Rizzo .... background
Sylvia Roemer .... layout (as Sylvia Cobb)
John Sibley .... character animator
Frank Thomas .... directing animator
Don Bluth .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Les Clark .... animator (uncredited)
John Ewing .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Fred Hellmich .... animator (uncredited)
Dorse A. Lanpher .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Floyd Norman .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Doris A. Plough .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Walt Stanchfield .... animator (uncredited)
Art Stevens .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Franklyn Marks .... orchestrator
Richard M. Sherman .... songs
Robert B. Sherman .... songs
Fred Darian .... featured vocalist (uncredited)
Fred Darian .... singer (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presents
Betty Gossin .... secretary (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
79 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:G | Norway:7 | Norway:A (re-rating) | Peru:Apt | Portugal:M/6 | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (original release) (PCA #20519) | USA:G (re-rating) (1972) | West Germany:0

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Trivia:
Two songs written for the film but scrapped before production began were "The Blue Oak Tree" and "The Magic Key". "The Blue Oak Tree" was sung by Sir Ector and Sir Pelinore when they celebrated Kay's knighthood and "The Magic Key" was to be Merlin's lecture to Arthur about the value of an education. It was replaced with the more amusing "Higitus Figitus".See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The character Arthur, should have a British accent as he has grown up in England, but does not.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Man on the Roof (1976)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Most Befuddling ThingSee more »

FAQ

Is the British DVD version really censored?
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Lowbrow fun, 15 January 2004
Author: R_O_U_S from United Kingdom

This isn't usually counted as being one of the top-ranking Disney films, but I insist on not being snobbish in this list, and remembering the films that brought me joy as a kid. Wart gets to be a squirrel, a bird and a fish during this film which plays fast and loose with Arthurian legend. Merlin is great, and his battle with Madam Mim the stuff of legend. It's not big, it's not clever, but it is fun!

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