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The Sword in the Stone 45th Anniversary Special Edition

The Sword in the Stone 45th Anniversary Special Edition

DVD Release Date: June 17, 2008
Actors: Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Rickie Sorensen, Junius Matthews, Ginny Tyler
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Rating: G Bonus materials not rated

BURBANK, Calif., March 14, 2008 – Modern animation wizardry meets medieval magic in the legendary classic The Sword in the Stone 45th Anniversary Special Edition, coming to DVD on June 17, 2008 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Filled with adventures, music, magic and a wondrous mixture of bonus features including an all-new game; perfect for the whole family.

Based on T.S. White’s immortal novel The Once and Future King, The Sword in the Stone 45th Anniversary Special Edition brings the legend of King Arthur to spectacular animated life in a dazzling adventure sure toentertain both adults and children. Arthur, a young squire known as “Wart,” encounters his destiny when he meets the magical wizard Merlin. This 1963 musical gem from the Disney vaults features original songs by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman (Mary Poppins) making The Sword in the Stone 45th Anniversary Special Edition a must-own classic.


  • All-New Merlin's Magical Academy Game – In this all new game Merlin tests viewers’ knowledge of the world as they are transformed into a fish, a squirrel and an owl—just like Wart in the movie.
  • Knight for a Day – Goofy stands in for his master at a joust in this medieval themed short film.
  • Brave Little Tailor – When Mickey tells a white lie about his fighting prowess, he ends up facing down a rampaging giant.
  • Music Magic: The Sherman Brothers – A profile of the musical geniuses behind The Sword in the Stone and so many other Disney hits. Includes the deleted song, "The Magic Key."
  • The Sword in the Stone Scrapbook – An exclusive behind-the-scenes interactive program featuring still-frame galleries and film facts.
  • Disney Song Selection
  • And Much More!
Humor, spectacle and magic rule in Walt Disney’s legendary classic tale The Sword In The Stone—now celebrating its 45th Anniversary with exciting new bonus features!

Embark on an adventure-filled quest for an unlikely hero! According to legend, only someone with honor, decency and inner strength can claim the throne of England—by pulling out the enchanted sword that lies locked in a massive stone. Many brave knights have tried, so it seems impossible that a young apprentice known as Wart could succeed. But with the guidance of the wizard Merlin, help from some hilarious friends and true strength of character, Wart just might become England’s greatest king.

There’s even more wizardry fun with marvelous new bonus features including the all-new Merlin’s Magical Academy game, animated shorts, Disney’s song selection and much more! The Sword In The Stone 45th Anniversary Edition DVD is a magical experience your whole family will want to share again and again!

The Sword in the Stone 45th Anniversary Special Edition DVD is priced at $29.99 SRP in the US and $36.99 SRP in Canada.

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