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.
Martha Wentworth - Actress/"Boom Town"
Junius Matthews - Voice Actor/ Disney Cartoons
Bill Peet - Disney Writer/Animator
Alan Napier - Actor, BATMAN (1966)
Wolfgang Reitherman - American Animator
Ricky Sorenson - ACTOR VOICE-OVERS
Norman Alden - American Actor
T.H. White - Author, "The Once and Future King"
Richard M. Sherman - Composer/lyricist - "Mary Poppins"; Brother of Robert B.
Richard Sherman - Composer/lyricist - "Mary Poppins"; Brother of Robert B.
Robert B. Sherman - Composer/lyricist - "Mary Poppins"; Brother of Richard M.
George Bruns - American Composer
Karl Swenson - Actor, SWORD IN THE STONE (1963)
Sebastian Cabot - Mr. French of TV's "Family Affair"
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....
Theatrical release: 1963. Rereleased 1972, 1983. THE SWORD IN THE STONE is the 18th full-length animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures.