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The Sword in the Stone (1963) was a Animation - Adventure Film directed by Wolfgang Reitherman and produced by Walt Disney.

Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - ScoringGeorge BrunsNominated
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The Sword in the Stone ( 1963 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 16, 2019 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Back in the days shortly after the death of Unther Pendragon, King of England, there appeared in London a magic sword protruding upright from the center of an anvil. It bears an inscription proclaiming that whosoever shall remove the sword from the stone would be crowned the new king of England. ... Read full article


A Espada era a Lei / The Sword in the Stone (1963)

By L? on Jun 2, 2016 From Critica Retro

A Espada era a Lei / The Sword in the Stone (1963) ? ?timo ver anima??es quando se ? crian?a, mas ? uma experi?ncia completamente diferente (e reveladora) revisit?-las quando voc? ? adulto. Embora minha mem?ria n?o seja meu melhor atributo, lembro-me de ter visto “A Espada era a LeiR... Read full article


The Sword in the Stone review

By Joey on May 2, 2014 From Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest

The Sword in the Stone review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest The Sword in the Stone details the early relationship between Arthur and Merlin – with a specific emphasis on the latter’s efforts at preparing the former for his rule as England’s King. The Sword ... Read full article


The Sword in the Stone review

By Joey on May 2, 2014 From Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest

The Sword in the Stone review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest The Sword in the Stone details the early relationship between Arthur and Merlin – with a specific emphasis on the latter’s efforts at preparing the former for his rule as England’s King. The Sword ... Read full article


March to Disney: The Sword in the Stone

By Bernardo Villela on Mar 10, 2014 From The Movie Rat

Introduction Last year to coincide with a trip to Walt Disney World in March, I decided to have a month-long focus on Disney fare. Their vaults are vast and varied enough such that this is a theme that could recur annually. Below you will find links to the inaugural posts written for the theme. The... Read full article


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Sir Ector: Here's to the tournament, and here's to Kay, and here's to the new King of all England!


[Sir Ector and Kay rush down after the Maid to see plates washing by themselves, and brooms and mops sweeping the floor by Merlin's magic while he and Wart have sneaked off]
Sir Ector: [thundering the words] GADZUKES! BLACK MAGIC OF THE WORST KIND!


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Although Walt Disney never knew it, he himself was character designer Bill Peet's model for Merlin. Peet saw them both as argumentative, cantankerous, playful and very intelligent. Peet also gave Merlin Walt's nose.
The first Disney animated feature with songs by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.
Arthur was voiced by three different boys - Rickie Sorensen, Richard Reitherman and Robert Reitherman. The changes in voice are very noticeable in the film because of the way Arthur's voice keeps going from broken to unbroken, sometimes in the same scene. One of the easiest noticed is in the last scene in the throne room when Arthur asks in his "changed voice", "Oh, Archimedes, I wish Merlin was here!" Then, the camera cuts farther back and Arthur shouts in his "unchanged voice," "Merlin! Merlin!"
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