Today I bring you one of my all-time favorite Disney movies. After reading The Guinevere Deception a while ago, I was in the mood for some more Arthurian stuff. My go-to movie on that front is The Sword in the Stone!
The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):
Another of the fantastic animated creations from the Disney studios, this is the animated version of The Once and Future King, a T. H. White story. This is the story of King Arthur in childhood as he is being instructed by the magician Merlin and his owl, Archimedes. Although it doesn’t stick to the original story and something of the quality of myth is lost, the animation is superior and the tale intriguing and amusing. A delight for the whole family.
I may be a little biased as this is a movie I watched as a kid and loved it so much then.
Well, even after years, this film still holds up. Although it’s not the best Disney flick out there it is so much fun to watch and just all around enjoyable. Also, it features one of my all-time favorite Disney characters!
You might be wondering who I’m talking about. Is it Merlin? Archimedes? Or maybe Wart? No, it’s Madame Mim. I found her cool when I was a kid, now, as an adult, I find her SO relatable.
Also, among the magical scenes in this movie, the one where she battles Merlin is certainly among the best. It’s an iconic Disney moment that stands out and is memorable.
Overall, it’s a really cute film with a nice story. It may not be the most intricate one, but that doesn’t mean The Sword in the Stone isn’t a good time. Things don’t always have to be complicated or super-deep to be enjoyable.
I like the animation style, all the characters, and the way the story is presented. There’s nothing wrong with this adorable little flick!
The Sword in the Stone will always be one of my most beloved Disney movies. A must watch!
Did you watch the film? Let me know in the comments!