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Blu-ray Release: The Sword in the Stone

August 13, 2013

The Sword in the Stone Blu-ray CoverLast week on August 6th, Disney released a 50th anniversary edition of The Sword in the Stone, for the first time on Blu-ray.  The story of a young boy named Wart who is destined to become King Arthur and taken under the wing of eccentric magician Merlin (Karl Swenson), the 1963 film was directed by Wolfgang Reitherman under the production of Walt Disney.

With a simple story and many appealing characters, especially during the delightful sequences involving the fish and the squirrels, this is a charming and gently amusing film that still provides lighthearted entertainment for those of all ages.  Released last week alongside anniversary editions of fellow animated Disney classics Robin Hood and Oliver & Company, The Sword in the Stone has been nicely restored and the Blu-ray would make a good addition to your collection.

The Blu-ray includes an alternate opening, two classic animated short films, a featurette about the music with Robert and Richard Sherman, as well as an excerpt from All About Magic hosted by Walt Disney.

The Sword in the Stone is 79 minutes and rated G.

-John C.

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