#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Arthur (aka Wart) is a young boy who aspires to be a knight’s squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for Wart beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give Wart an education (whatever that is), believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn’t quite work out that way.
Plot: Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight’s squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn’t quite work out that way.
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Deserves a higher rating
I consider this a Disney classic. But then again all full length feature animated films while Walt was alive were classics. Of course the reason for that is because of the high standards he set for his animation department. This movie of course is the Disnified version of King Arthur as a boy. Merlin is the real star. I must admit I am a fan of all things Camelot so my rating is biased. This film as measured against Disney animated films made before this one places it in the lower half. Don Bluths influence can be seen in this film. 20 years later he would make a video game called Dragon’s Lair (and apparently a feature length film based on this game is going to be released) and that video game has a style you can see in The Sword and The Stone. I gave it a high rating because I feel 7.2 is too low.
Not One of the Better Disney Movies
I can’t say I loved this movie. It was kind of fun but there were a lot of things that could have been better. I’m not complaining that it’s unfaithful to the book, though, since I haven’t read the book. But there were quite a few things that I didn’t like.
The main thing I didn’t like was how Merlin taught Wart life lessons only through turning him into animals. I mean, he’s a powerful sorcerer, right? So why not do something else? Okay, maybe one animal transformation would have been alright. If he just turned Wart into a bird and that was it and there were two other different things, I think it would have been alright. I mean, why not take Wart to Mars or something? Why not shrink him down to the size of an atom? Anyway, the part with the squirrels was just a bit awkward and went on far too long.
And another thing I didn’t like was how Merlin just conveniently got so angry with Wart (for wanting to go to the tournament) that he goes to Bermuda (in the future). The reason for this is pretty obvious. Just before the climax of the movie, Wart forgets Sir Kay’s sword in the inn in which they are staying. Wart goes to retrieve it but the door is locked. THIS is the practical reason why Merlin goes away (the in-story reason is that he gets very angry, of course, which is just not very believable). It would look very silly if a powerful wizard was unable to open a locked door.
Still, I thought THE SWORD IN THE STONE was okay. It’s definitely not terrible. Merlin and Archimedes are pretty cool.It’s pacing is slow but it’s still kind of fun to watch.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 19 min (79 min)
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Director Wolfgang Reitherman, Clyde Geronimi, David Hand
Writer Bill Peet (story), T.H. White (based on the book by)
Actors Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Rickie Sorensen, Junius Matthews
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound Recording), Dolby Stereo (1983 Re-Release)
Aspect Ratio 1.75 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 8 mm