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The Sword In The Stone

Even though he is young and uneducated, Arthur (voiced by Rickie Sorensen), aspires to become a squire. But a magician named Merlin (voiced by Karl Swenson) has bigger plans for the boy because he knows Arthur is the one destined to pull free The Sword in the Stone and become King. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 79
Theater Release: 25 Dec 1963
Video Release: 06 Aug 2013
MPAA Rating: G
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The legend of King Arthur is featured in several movies including, Camelot and A Kid in King Arthur’s Court. The tradition of English boys and magic is carried on in the work of J.K. Rawlings stories about Harry Potter.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: The Sword in the Stone: 50th Anniversary Edition Release Date: 6 August 2013

The Sword in the Stone releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) in a 50th Anniversary Edition. Bonus extras include:

- Never-Before-Seen Alternate Opening: Where Wart Meets Merlin 

- Music Magic: The Sherman Brothers

- Sing Along With The Movie

- Bonus Short: “A Knight For A Day”

- Bonus Short: “Brave Little Tailor”

- And More!

DVD Notes: The Sword in the Stone: 45th Anniversary Edition DVD Release Date: 17 June 2008

Disney’s The Sword in the Stone turns 45—and little Wart doesn’t look a day older! This tale of King Arthur’s childhood comes to DVD with the following bonus features: animated shorts (Goofy’s Knight For a Day and Mickey’s Brave Little Tailor), a behind-the-scenes featurette (learn about the film’s musical composers in Music Magic: The Sherman Brothers and listen to an unused song The Magic Key), an interactive scrapbook and a game (Merlin’s Magical Academy). Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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