1963 Certificate: u

Synopsis

Disney's animated take on Arthurian legend follows young English squire Wart (Rickie Sorensen) as he shakes off his lowly status to fulfil his royal destiny... with a little help from magician Merlin (Karl Swenson) and a bit of luck involving a mystical sword stuck in a stone. The transmogrifying battle between Merlin and sneaky witch Madam Mim is the undisputed highlight of an adventure made to light up the Dark Ages.

Director

  • Wolfgang Reitherman

Cast

  • Karl Swenson

  • Rickie Sorenson

  • Sebastian Cabot

Review

'A whiz-bang wizard of whimsy! ' clamoured the publicity for this delightful Disney feature cartoon about the young days of King Arthur.

Kids will relish a whole range of inventive characters, including Archimedes, the wizard's owl, and the self-described 'marvellous, mad, mad, mad Madame Mim', a witch with pink hair.

It's a dazzling show.