“The Sword in the Stone” quotes

Cartoon The Sword in the Stone
Clyde Geronimi directed this cartoon in 1963
Title The Sword in the Stone
Year 1963
Directors Wolfgang Reitherman, Clyde Geronimi, David Hand
Genre Comedy, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Animation
Plot – This is the Walt Disney's version of the Celtic saga of King Arthur and tells us about the relationship between Merlin the Wizard and the young Arthur, better known as Wart. Wart is a kitchen boy at the castle of an English lord, but he is of royal blood and predestined to rule all over England. To learn the virtues necessary for his future mission, Arthur is transformed by Merlin first into a fish, then into a squirrel and finally into a sparrow. The treacherous Madam Mim gets in the way but the slyness and the knowledge of good Merlin will defeat the evil Mim: Arthur pulls a magic sword from the stone, becoming the King of England.
All actors – Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Rickie Sorensen, Junius Matthews, Ginny Tyler, Martha Wentworth, Norman Alden, Alan Napier, Richard Reitherman, Robert Reitherman, Barbara Jo Allen, James MacDonald, Thurl Ravenscroft
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  • - Wart: You mean you can see everything before it happens?
    - Merlin: Yes, everything!
    - Archimedes the Owl: Uh-uh-uh-uh! "Everything," Merlin?
    - Merlin: Uh, vuh... No, no, not EVERYTHING. I, uh, I admit I didn't know whom to expect for tea...

    Rickie Sorensen - Wart
    Karl Swenson - Merlin
    Junius Matthews - Archimedes
  • “- Sir Ector: I, uh, I hope you don't go in for any of that black magic.
    - Merlin: Oh, no, no, no, no. Never touch the stuff.”

    Sebastian Cabot - Sir Ector
    Karl Swenson - Merlin
  • “- Archimedes the Owl: If the boy goes about saying the world is round, they'll take him for a lunatic.
    - Wart: The world is round?
    - Merlin: Yes. Yes, that's right, and it also, uh, goes A-round.
    - Wart: You mean it'll be round someday.
    - Merlin: No, no, no, it's round now. Man will discover this in centuries to come. And he will also find that...” (continue)
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    Junius Matthews - Archimedes
    Rickie Sorensen - Wart
    Karl Swenson - Merlin
  • “Flying is not merely some crude, mechanical process. It is a delicate art. Purely aesthetic. Poetry of motion. And the best way to learn it is to do it.”
    Junius Matthews - Archimedes
  • “- Merlin: Madam, I have not disappeared. I'm very tiny. I am a germ. A rare disease. I am called malignalitaloptereosis... and you caught me, Mim!
    - Madame Mim: What!”

    Karl Swenson - Merlin
    Martha Wentworth - Madam Mim