The Sword In The Stone (1963)

Rating: ***

A fun animated Disney classic loosely based on the novel, "The Once And Future King." Young Arthur, destined to rule Camelot, is being tutored by Merlin the magician in a variety of cute and clever ways. Of course, he's an underdog and he's constantly picked on by everyone until he removes Excalibur, the fateful sword in the stone, at the end of the movie. The highlight of the film is a brilliant and funny wizard's duel between frumpy old Merlin and his crazy evil nemesis, Mad Madame Mim. Lots of fun.