The Sword in the Stone

1963 G 1h 19m DVD

The Sword in the Stone

1963 G 1h 19m DVD
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A humble young squire named Wart allies himself with the powerful magician Merlin and discovers his destiny. No one would have guessed that a sword trapped in a churchyard stone would transform Wart into the legendary King Arthur.
Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Rickie Sorensen, Junius Matthews, Ginny Tyler, Martha Wentworth, Norman Alden, Alan Napier
Wolfgang Reitherman
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the main character experiences some bullying, but otherwise the film offers lots of positive lessons about courage, the importance of brains over brawn, the importance of fair play, and the power of love.

Sexual Content

Addresses the power of crushes to hurt feelings.


Wart is often punished by his guardian and bullied by Kay.


The bad witch Madam Mim has some words for Merlin, but it's never too harsh.

Social Behavior

Wart/Arthur is often bullied but never becomes a bully himself. Merlin instills in Arthur the importance of a good education and teaches life lessons -- courage, the power of love, and the importance of brains over brawn -- creatively. Also addresses the importance of fair play in competition.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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