the sword in the stone DI 03
1963 Running time: 75 Certificate: u Rating: 4
the sword in the stone 1S

Synopsis

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... until Wart discovers a sword stuck in a stone in a churchyard and effortlessly pulls it out.

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.