The sword in the stone

DVD - 2008

The English king dies leaving no heir. In the churchyard of a cathedral in London, a sword appears imbedded in a stone. It is inscribed with a prophecy. Although many try, no one can budge the sword from the stone. Deep in the dark woods, Merlin the Magician begins to teach 11-year-old Arthur, who lives in the castle of Sir Ector where he's an apprentice squire to Sir Kay. Arthur learns the basic truths of life, but he also runs into the evil Madam Mim, who tries to destroy him. A great tou...rnament is held in London to pick a new king. Arthur, attending as Kay's squire, forgets Kay's sword, and runs back to the inn to get it, but the inn is locked. Arthur, seeing the sword in the stone, innocently, and easily, pulls it out. When the knights marvel at the wondrous sword and question where he got it, Arthur has to prove himself all over again by pulling the sword from the stone.

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Disney DVD.
Feature films
Animated films
Fantasy films
Adventure films
Action and adventure films
Children's films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2008.
45th anniversary edition ; full screen
Item Description
Based on the book by T.H. White.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1963.
Special features: Music magic: the Sherman brothers; Disney song selection; "Merlin's magical academy" game; "All about magic" excerpt; The sword in the stone scrapbook; Film facts; "A knight for a day: short film; "The brave little tailor" short film.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (approximately 79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
MPAA rating: G.
Production Credits
Directing animators, Frank Thomas, Milt Kahl, Ollie Johnston, John Lounsbery ; Character animation, Hal King, Eric Larson, Eric Cleworth, John Sibley, Cliff Nordberg, Hal Ambro, Dick Lucas ; effects animation, Dan MacManus, Jack Boyd, Jack Buckley ; character design, Milt Kahl, Bill Peet ; production supervisor, Ken Peterson ; sound supervisor, Robert O. Cook ; film editor, Donald Halliday ; music editor, Evelyn Kennedy ; music, George Bruns ; orchestration, Franklyn Marks ; songs, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman ; art direction, Ken Anderson.
Other Authors
Walt Disney, 1901-1966 (film producer), Bill Peet (screenwriter), Wolfgang Reitherman, 1909-1985 (film director), Sebastian Cabot (voice actor), Karl Swenson, 1908-1978 (-), Rickie Sorensen, 1946-1994, Junius Matthews, 1890-1978, Ginny Tyler, Martha Wentworth, 1889-1974, Norm Alden, 1924-2012, Alan Napier, 1903-1988, Richard Reitherman, 1947-, Robert Reitherman, T. H. (Terence Hanbury) White, 1906-1964
  • Bonus features: Merlin's magical academy game
  • Bonus movie shorts
  • Disney song selection
  • Music magic: The Sherman Brothers.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Embark on an adventure-filled quest for an unlikely hero. According to legend, only someone with honor, decency and inner strength can claim the throne of England by pulling out the enchanted sword that lies locked in a massive stone. Many brave knights have tried, so it seems impossible that a young apprentice known as Wart could succeed. But with the guidance of the wizard Merlin, help from some hilarious friends and true strength of character, Wart just might become England s greatest king. There's even more wizardry fun with marvelous new bonus features including the all-new Merlin's Magical Academy game, animated shorts, Disney s song selection and much more. The Sword In The Stone: 45th Anniversary Special Edition DVD is a magical experience for the whole family."

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Aided by the wizard Merlin, young squire Arthur finds his destiny as England's ruler.