The Sword in the Stone Poster

Release Date: 1963

G|1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
This Disney adaptation of the classic fable chronicles King Arthur's humble beginnings. As an orphaned child, Arthur, who was then known as Wart, wants to help his foster brother, Kay, succeed in becoming a knight. While helping Kay train, Wart stumbles upon a cabin belonging to Merlin, a bumbling but talented wizard. Merlin does his best to convince the boy that he is bound for greatness, and when Wart and Kay travel to London to attend a jousting contest, they learn that Merlin was right.

Cast: Sebastian Cabot, Rickie Sorensen, Alan Napier, Karl Swenson, Norman Alden, Barbara Jo Allen, Junius Matthews, Ginny Tyler

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman

Genres: Fantasy, Family, Animated

Keywords: Amusing, Underdog, Rise, London

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It emerges as a tasty confection. show more

  • Disney’s adaptation of the first book in T. W. White’s colourful Arthurian trilogy The Once And Future King (which also served as the source for the musical Camelot) is formulaic matinee fare, competent and sprightly but undistinguished. show more

  • The picture makes an eye-filling package of rollicking fun and thoughtful common sense. The humor sparkles with real, knowing sophistication. show more

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Awards

Nominated Music (Scoring of Music -- Adaptation or Treatment)