The Sword in the Stone (1963) Poster


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Version of 

Camelot (1967)
Excalibur (1981)
Camelot (1982) (TV Movie)
Arthur the King (1985) (TV Movie)
First Knight (1995)
King Arthur (2004)

Remade as 

The Sword in the Stone
Live-Action Remake of the 1963 animation film by Disney

Edited into 

The Black Cauldron (1985)
The scene of Wart's going into the forest to retrieve Kay's arrow is recycled when Taran crawls under a small branch and weaves in and out of a few small trees looking for Hen Wen in the Forbidden Forest.


The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
The magic duels in both films have the characters shifting into different animals.
Bambi (1942)
Bambi's mom appears as the deer that Sir Kay almost kills with an arrow.
The Truth About Mother Goose (1957) (Short)
Animation of joust reused in said film

Referenced in 

Camelot (1967)
Arthur remembers lessons that Merlin taught him as a boy. He is shown as a boy with Merlin.
The Jungle Book (1967)
The animation of Wart being licked by dogs is repurposed for the scene of Mowgli being licked by wolves.
Man on the Roof (1976)
Poster visible as Kollberg and Larsson run across Odenplan square
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Wart as a squirrel makes a cameo in the forest scene.
Back to the Future (1985)
Both movies end with the older man coming back from the future (in clothing from that time) to his pupil, revealing elements from that pupil's future.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
A shark chased Ariel and Flounder just like Merlin and Wart (Arthur) get chased by a barracuda.
Army of Darkness (1992)
In ' The Sword in the Stone' Arthur falls through the ceiliing of Merlins hut who expected his arrival for being the chosen one. In 'Army of Darkness' Ash falls from the sky which makes Wiseman (a Merlin type of character) think he's the prophecised. Only he can rescue the Necronomicon.
World of Illusion Starring Disney's Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (1992) (Video Game)
Mad Madam Mim is the boss of the fourth level
The Lion King (1994)
Pumbaa screaming loudly when he first sees adult Nala attempting to sneak up on him mirrors the old lady squirrel screaming in fright among seeing Merlin transform from squirrel to human.
Aladdin: Seems Like Old Crimes: Part One (1994) (TV Episode)
Genie transforms into Merlin.
Dead by Sunset (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
B.P. Confidential! (1998) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Kuzco transforms into various animals when trying to find the vial that'll turn him back into a human.
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001) (Video)
Characters make appearances, including Merlin and Madam Mim.
Mickey's House of Villains (2001) (Video)
Madam Mim was among the guests.
Kingdom Hearts (2002) (Video Game)
Merlin appears in this game.
House of Mouse: House of Scrooge (2002) (TV Episode)
Merlin is a guest at the House of Mouse
Finding Nemo (2003)
Brother Bear (2003)
Kenai's line "I'm not a beaver, I'm bea- no, I mean I'm not a bear, I'm a MAN!" is a reference to Merlin's line: "I am not a boy, I'm a squirre-, I mean I'm not a squirrel, I'm a boy, no, I'm... I'm an old man!"
Dick and Dom in da Bungalow: Episode #4.1 (2004) (TV Episode)
DVD is among the prizes.
Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (Video Game)
Features Merlin.
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (2007) (Video Game)
Merlin appears
Watchmen: A Brother to Dragons (2008) (TV Episode)
Dan mentions Archimedes, Merlin's owl from T.H. White's retelling of the King Arthur story.
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Louis pulls apart some hanging swamp moss and his eyes have manic swirls in them like Mad Madam Mim's hair and eyes.
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (2010) (Video Game)
Features Merlin
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Dave cursed the brooms, brushes and other cleaning stuffs to clean the laboratory, like Merlin did in the Sword in the Stone, also by Disney.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) (TV Episode)
Picture of Archimedes shown when Hewy discusses owls in animated movies
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
When Eeyore is hiding under water breathing through a reed, a small fish appears and the score plays a three-note reference to the song "To and Fro".
Thor (2011)
Strong men compete to pull loose a royal weapon embedded in a rock.
MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Loves Don Bluth - Banjo the Woodpile Cat (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among films Bluth has worked on
The Nostalgia Chick: Top Ten Disney Deaths (2011) (TV Episode)
Lindsay has the DVD
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (2012) (Video Game)
Yen Sid mentions Merlin.
Cinematic Excrement: Kiara the Brave (2012) (TV Episode)
Smeghead realizes that Mesmerizor is a rip-off of this film's incarnation of Merlin.
Two Women, One Heart (2012) (Video)
The characters and setting is reminiscent of the squirrel scene in the Disney film
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (2013) (Video Game)
Merlin appears
AniMat's Reviews: The Nut Job (2014) (TV Episode)
The squirrel designs in The Nut Job take a step from the squirrels in this Disney film.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Mighty Kong (2014) (TV Episode)
Hewy mentions the same songwriters who wrote some of the songs in every beloved movie
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (2014) (Video Game)
Features Merlin
The Big Bang Theory: The Leftover Thermalization (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Sheldon
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016) (TV Movie)
Gil mimics The Sword in the Stone when he pulls the chainsaw from the rock.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (2017) (Video Game)
Yen Sid mentions Merlin.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (2017) (Video Game)
Merlin appears
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Walt Disney presents 'The Sword in the Tree.'"
The Ben Shapiro Show: Hillary's Big Blame Game (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben lists the movies (including this one) made during what he calls "Disney's dark period".
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Ronnie Anne's Getting a Show! (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a Disney film with no legitimate villain.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Will Smith turns into a Pidgeon (2018) (TV Episode)
Mat makes comparisons between this film and Spies in Disguise.
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Merlin and Arthur appear in Oh My Disney.
Kingdom Hearts III (2019) (Video Game)
Merlin appears
Hellboy (2019)
Hellboy notes that Excalibur "looked bigger in the cartoon."
DuckTales: Nothing Can Stop Della Duck! (2019) (TV Episode)
Excalibur which is set in the stone is seen here.
Nostalgia Critic: Mary Poppins Returns (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.

Featured in 

S.V.P. Disney: Episode #1.3 (1966) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
S.V.P. Disney: Episode #1.5 (1968) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
S.V.P. Disney: Episode #1.6 (1969) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
L'ami public numéro un: La belle au bois dormant (1971) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
S.V.P. Disney: Episode #1.8 (1971) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
The Mouse Factory: Spooks and Magic (1972) (TV Episode)
The wizard's duel sequence is shown
The Mouse Factory: Knighthood (1972) (TV Episode)
One of the main cartoons played.
S.V.P. Disney: Episode #1.10 (1973) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
The New Mickey Mouse Club: Episode #1.9 (1977) (TV Episode)
Featured Mouseka-Movie Special
Once Upon a Mouse (1981) (Short)
a clip is featured
Disney's Halloween Treat (1982) (Video)
A scene from this movie is featured in this special.
A Disney Christmas Gift (1983) (TV Special)
Wart, Merlin and Archimedes
The Disney Family Album: Milt Kahl (1984) (TV Episode)
DTV: Pop & Rock (1984) (Video)
footage intertwined with rock 'n' roll music
The Disney Family Album: Frank Thomas (1985) (TV Episode)
DTV Valentine (1986) (TV Movie)
Scenes from this movie are shown with Rock and Roll music
DTV Monster Hits (1987) (TV Movie)
Scenes from this short are shown with Rock and Roll music
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Under the Sea (1990) (Video)
One of the songs featured is "That's What Makes the World Go 'Round"
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song (1992) (Video)
Features "Higitus Figitus"
Troldspejlet: Wayne's World (1993) (TV Episode)
VHS release reviewed + footage used
Gargoyles: Awakening: Part 4 (1994) (TV Episode)
When Hudson is watching TV there is a shot of the wolf panting
Movie Surfers: Go Inside Disney's Hercules (1997) (TV Special)
Clips shown.
Troldspejlet: Episode #23.14 (2000) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Once Upon a Halloween (2005) (Video)
Clips of Mad Madame Mim shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Zombieland/A Serious Man/Whip It (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett's Secret Movie Confession
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Road/Ninja Assassin/Old Dogs (2009) (TV Episode)
"Ode To Disney Animated Movies" segment
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 9 (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat questions if this Disney film was the first to be based on a historical fact. Clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 14 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip played during the credits.
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Disney Sidekicks (2010) (TV Episode)
Merlin is ranked at number 9.
Disneycember: The Sword in the Stone (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Inside Pixar (2013) (TV Movie)
Short clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Medieval Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Sword in the Stone gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Animated Disney Villains (2014) (TV Episode)
Madam Mim is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Wizards (2014) (TV Episode)
Merlin is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Disney Villain Songs (2014) (TV Episode)
Mad Madam Mim gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies: 1920s-1970s (2014) (TV Episode)
The Sword in the Stone gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Disney Transformations (2015) (TV Episode)
Wizard's Duel is #9.
Once Upon a Time: The Dark Swan (2015) (TV Episode)
Young Emma Swan goes to see the film in a theater (Minneapolis 1989).
WatchMojo: Top 10 Disney Showdowns (2016) (TV Episode)
The showdown between Merlin and Madam Mim is #9.
Honest Trailers: The Jungle Book (1967) (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Disney Animated Films That Deserve a Live Action Movie (2016) (TV Episode)
The Sword in the Stone is #6.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: the Top 10 Worst Animated Disney Songs (2016) (TV Episode)
"the Must Befuddling Thing" takes #8
MsMojo: Top 10 Cartoon Villainesses in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Madam Mim is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest "Chosen One" Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Arthur is #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 Greatest Female Disney Villains (2017) (TV Episode)
Madam Mim is #10.
MsMojo: Top 10 Funniest Animated Disney Villains (2017) (TV Episode)
Madam Mim is #6.
Orbit Report: Kim Possible Live Action Movie - Orbit Report (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is talked about.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Movies with No Love Story (2018) (TV Episode)
The Sword in the Stone is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Smartest Decisions in Fantasy Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Merlin transforming into a germ to beat Madam Mim is #4.
MsMojo: Top 10 Coming of Age Animated Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The Sword in the Stone is #7.
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 British Disney Stories (2018) (TV Episode)
The Sword in the Stone is #8.
MsMojo: Top 10 Funniest Female Disney Characters (2019) (TV Episode)
Madam Mim gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Movies That NEED a Sequel (2019) (TV Episode)
The Sword in the Stone is #6.

Spoofed in 

The Six Million Dollar Man: The White Lightning War (1975) (TV Episode)
Steve's plunging the rifle deep into the ground, and then the mercs unable to yank it out again.
Rocko's Modern Life: Turkey Time/Floundering Fathers (1996) (TV Episode)
In The Floundering Fathers segment during Heff's story he says that his forefathers came onto the carving knife with the engraving which spoofs the engraving on the sward in The Sward In The Stone
Pizza: Quarantine Pizza (2003) (TV Episode)
Pauly pulls out The Sword in the Stone.
The Simpsons: The Ten-Per-Cent Solution (2011) (TV Episode)
in the couch gag, Homer can't pull out a sword in the couch but Ned easily pulls it out
Robot Chicken: Ext. Forest - Day (2018) (TV Episode)
Merlin gives Arthur another chance with the little girl squirrel.
You Can't Do That on Television: Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends (TV Episode)
when Alisdair tries to pull out a sword from a stone

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