Sword in the Stone-45th Anniversary Special Edition

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This classic disney feature tells the story of arthur, a young boy who removes a golden sword which has been mysteriously thrust into a large stone, and in doing so, becomes the new king of england, many delightful songs add to the film's timeless appeal.

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Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 207665704
UPC 786936761627
UPC 14 00786936761627
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Disney Film
Magic
Medieval
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Witches And Wizards
Editors Note
Note According to legend, there was once a magical sword stuck in a sturdy rock, and whoever removed it would soon be deemed the king of all Britons. Disney's classic animated feature, SWORD IN THE STONE, tells the tale of the plucky lad who managed just that feat. Deep in the woods of medieval England, a young orphan boy called Wart has his heart set on becoming a knight's squire. Once he happens across the eccentric wizard Merlin, however, his future path changes significantly; along with his intelligent and chatty owl Archimedes, Merlin trains young Wart in the ways of wit, wisdom, and heart, preparing him for a life in the upper-echelons of English royalty. Just as his lessons are drawing to an end, Wart gets to try his hand at the legendary sword, and upon successfully removing it, goes on to become the nation's famed King Arthur. A sweet story about the might of the mind, the 1963 film features the voices of Sebastian Cabot (THE JUNGLE BOOK) and Rickie Sorensen (TARZAN), and lush, colorful imagery in the grand tradition of Disney animation artistry.
Plot Summary
Summary In London, during medieval times, there was a large stone with a heavy sword imbedded in it. The man who could pull the sword from the stone would become king of England, but no man, despite his strength, was able to complete the deed. However, when a young lad named Wart appears, he just might be able to pull off the impossible....
Directors
Wolfgang Reitherman
Actors
Ricky Sorenson
Karl Swenson
Cast & Crew
Alan Napier - Voice Of
Bill Peet - Screenplay
Donald Halliday - Editor
George Bruns - Original Music
Ginny Tyler - Voice Of
Junius Matthews - Voice Of
Karl Swenson - Voice Of
Ken Anderson - Art Director
Martha Wentworth - Voice Of
Richard Reitherman - Voice Of
Rickie Sorensen - Voice Of
Sebastian Cabot - Voice Of
T.H. White - Based On Book By
Walt Disney - Producer
Wolfgang Reitherman - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1963
Catalog ID 5708003
UPC 00786936761627
Running Time 79 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.66:1
Awards
Nominee (1964) Oscar, George Bruns, Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review Bill Peet, artist-writer and longtime member of the Walt Disney production company, has chosen a highly appropriate fable, the 1938 T.H. White book of the same title, for screen adaptation for the youngsters. It emerges as a tasty confection...The feature-length cartoon demonstrates anew the magic of the Disney animators and imagination in character creation. But one might wish for a script which stayed more with the basic story line rather than taking so many twists and turns which have little bearing on the tale about King Arthur as a lad...Key figures are the boy who is to become king of England because he alone has the strength to remove the sword embedded in a stone in a London churchyard (he goes by the name of Wart), and Merlin, a magician and prophet, who's alternately wise and somewhat nutty. Others include the villainess Mad Madam Mim, who turns out to be a nice old dame, an English nobleman, a kind-hearted owl, flora & fauna, etc...The songs by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman are in the familiar Disney cartoon groove with such titles as "Higitus-Figitus," "Mad Madam Mim" and "The Legend of the Sword in the Stone." They're agreeable tunes and go along nicely with the animated action.
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ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
At-A-Glance Film Reviews There's lots of magic and wonder; some adults and all kids should be enchanted by it.
The New York Times Pure Disney gold!

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