The Sword in the Stone Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1298

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 300

Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/1963

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/17/2008

Language: English

Genre: Animation, Family

MPAA Rating: G

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman

Actors: Sebastian Cabot, Rickie Sorensen, Karl Swenson, Junius Matthews, Ginny Tyler, Martha Wentworth

Plot: A humble young squire named Arthur allies himself with the powerful magician Merlin and discovers his destiny. No one would have guessed that a sword trapped in a churchyard stone would transform Arthur into England's next king.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/19/2019

The tale of King Arthur told with an unfocused and inconsistent narrative, but it's funny characters and magical set pieces are what saves it.

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Farnood - wrote on 04/01/2012

a very normal Arthur story

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Unknown - wrote on 11/29/2011

Animated fantasy that is light on plot, but not on fun. It's a short and sweet fable, with the right amount of early Disney flair. Merlin is a memorable character.

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What it lacks in story is mostly made up by humor

JLFM - wrote on 06/28/2012

The Sword In The Stone is a major disappointment. It's by no means a bad film, it's just disappointing. What I expected to be an origin film was really just a silly film about a boy with a wizard for a teacher.

Don't let the title deceive you, this is not a movie about a sword in a stone, it's about a skinny young boy named Arthur- whom everyone calls Wart- who has a rather ruthless and obnoxious father and older brother. While hunting with his older brother, Kay, Wart discovers a wizard named Merlin and his frumpy owl, Archimedes. Merlin is convinced that it is his job to tutor the boy, and that's all there is to it.

There's not nearly enough plot to last even the short 79 minute run time. This might've worked as a 15 minute short film, but as a feature length film, The Sword In …

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