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The Sword in the Stone (45th Anniversary Special Edition)

3 Ratings: 3.7
Animation, Classics, and Kids & Family movie directed by Wolfgang Reitherman

Based upon T.H. White's beloved novel, this Disney-fied version chronicles the tutoring of the Once and Future King, Arthur, as handled by the magician Merlin.Swordwas a portent of things to come, with slapstick upbraiding storytelling, and cultural … see full wiki

Genre: Classics, Animation, Family
2 reviews about The Sword in the Stone (45th Anniversary...
review by . July 12, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Made in 1963 and based upon the 1938 story of the same name by Terence H. White, THE SWORD IN THE STONE was Disney's attempt to bring the legend of King Arthur under the Disney banner. The film begins with the wizard Merlin talking with his owl, Archimedes. Merlin is awaiting the arrival of a young boy who he wants to train and educate so he is prepared for his exciting future. The boy, nicknamed "Wart", literally falls through Merlin's roof. Merlin immediately begins Wart's education and returns …
review by . July 12, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
As other reviewers have duly noted, this film (first released in 1963) is based on the first of four parts of T.H. White's The Once and Future King (1958), focusing on Arthur's birth, childhood, and youth before he became king of England. The film has been reissued as a 45th anniversary edition. It features the well-selected voices of Sebastian Cabot (Sir Ector/Narrator), Karl Swenson (Merlin), Rickie Sorensen (Arthur/"Wart"), Junius Matthews (Archimedes), and Alan Napier (Sir Pelinore). Frankly, …
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