The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Produced by: Walt Disney
This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve and Ryan relive the vile union of a pedophilic wizard and his would be king pupil. Ryan remembers a simpler time when he’d eat sugary snacks at his creepy neighbor’s house while getting hockity pocketied, and Steve demands more swords and wizardry in his swords and wizardry in the 1963 Disney classic “The Sword in the Stone.”
This Disney adaptation of the classic fable chronicles King Arthur’s humble beginnings. As an orphaned child, Arthur, who was then known as Wart, wants to help his foster brother, Kay, succeed in becoming a knight. While helping Kay train, Wart stumbles upon a cabin belonging to Merlin, a bumbling but talented wizard. Merlin does his best to convince the boy that he is bound for greatness, and when Wart and Kay travel to London to attend a jousting contest, they learn that Merlin was right.
Things discussed in the show:
All eras of Disney: Dumbo – Bambi – The Jungle Book – Mary Poppins – The Apple Dumpling Gang – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Pinochio – The Three Cabelleros – The Adventures of Ichobad and Mr. Toad – Cindrella – Alice in Wonderland – Sleeping Beauty – Lady and the Tramp – 101 Dalmations – The Aristicats – Robin Hood – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – The Rescuers – The Fox and the Hound – The Black Cauldron – The Great Mouse Detective – Oliver and Company – The Little Mermaid – The Rescuers Down Under – Beauty and the Beast – Aladdin – The Lion King – Pocahontas – The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Hercules – Mulan – Tarzan – Fantasia 2000 – The Emperors New Groove – Dinosaur – Atlantis – Lilo and Stitch – Princess and the Frog – Wreck it Ralph – Frozen – Big Hero 6
Next week: Ninja Scroll