THE SWORD IN THE STONE (1963)

One of the classic Disney animated movies, “The Sword in the Stone” is one of those movies where you watch it and then say…What was even the actual story? Seriously. We like the movie enough. As a kid, I remember liking the scenes where Arthur and Merlin become animals and have their little adventures. And Archimedes is the best character in the entire movie. His laugh at Merlin when the toy plane crashed is one of the greatest things I have ever seen. But if you watch it as an adult, you realize that there is really no story arc. You are just watching Merlin and Arthur have these little lessons until Arthur pulls the sword out at the end. So while I liked it as a kid, not so much as an adult. Of course, I still think it’s a good watch to see at least once and perhaps every once in a while.