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The Sword in the Stone was last seen in theaters on March 25, 1983, followed by its first VHS release on March 24, 1986. And once again, this title was priced at $79.95 like the previous titles under the Walt Disney Classics lineup. Also like the other films, the Buena Vista logo is removed from this film. In October 1986, The Sword in the Stone was reduced to $29.95 during the Wonderland Sale. On these re-prints, any trailers were removed, and the 1984 Walt Disney Classics logo was snippeted for half a second. The Sword in the Stone returned to its original price in early 1987. The video was re-released in 1989 and 1991, when it was priced at $24.99, and later as part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection from 1994 through 1999.


Synopsis[edit | edit source]

1986 VHS[edit | edit source]

A wondrous golden sword embedded in a large stone offers a tempting challenge to the strongest and bravest men in the kingdom; remove the sword and become the next king of England! The challenge causes one small boy to dream a dream so incredible that it causes a maelstrom of phantasmagoric events to occur! Awesome miracles! Malevolent wizards! Fire-breathing dragons! All against one boy's dream. The Sword in the Stone is the best of both worlds: a legend AND a classic!

1991 VHS[edit | edit source]

Disney artistry brings a beloved medieval legend to life with new songs and surprises, and the result is a timeless film that has become a worldwide favorite. A young scullery boy named Wart is taught amazing lessons by the wizard Merlin who turns him into a fish, a bird and a squirrel so that he might understand the mysteries of life. Such lessons help the boy succeed where for centuries thousands of mighty men had failed. Whoever removes a wondrous golden sword embedded in a large stone will be crowned Arthur, King of England! Brilliantly executed and peopled with unforgettable characters, The Sword in the Stone is the best of both worlds: a legend and a Disney Classic!

1994-1999 VHS[edit | edit source]

Dazzling color and brilliant animation bring the medieval legend of King Arthur to life in The Sword in the Stone. With a forest full of charm, spectacle, and wizardry, Disney's classic tale conjures up delightful entertainment for all ages! England is in the midst of a dark age and without a proper king, Young "Wart," an orphan and squire-in-training, is content with kitchen duties in his foster home -- until he drops in on the extraordinary wizard Merlin and his articulate owl, Archimedes. Through three life lessons, Wart learns to set his "sights on the heights," armed with the most powerful forces on earth -- intellect, wisdom, and love. When it's time to contest who will be king, Wart must use his newfound knowledge to do what no mighty knight has done before! Join in all the magical marvels that make The Sword in the Stone a classic animated film and pure Disney gold!

Supplements[edit | edit source]

1986-1991 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Red warning screens November 8, 1984
2
  • The Classics: Walt Disney Home Video logo
  • Walt Disney Classics logo
  • December 3, 1984 (1986-1989 VHS)
  • September 28, 1989 (1991 VHS)
3 The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963

Early copies contained the 1983 Walt Disney Home Video logo, while the regular prints had the 1984 Classics logo freezing for 10 seconds and surprisingly, the 5-minute Walt Disney and You promo after the movie. The 1989 print has new cover artwork with no changes to the tape master.

1994 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens June 19, 1992
2
  • Walt Disney Home Video logo
  • Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo
  • October 4, 1986 (Version 1)
  • October 28, 1994 (Version 2)
3 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster October 28, 1994
4 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
5 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
6 The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963

1994 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens June 19, 1992
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo October 28, 1994
3 Promo for the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection October 28, 1994
4 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster October 28, 1994
5 Promo for the Walt Disney Family Film Collection October 28, 1994
6 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
7 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
8 The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963

1995 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens June 19, 1992
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection Classics logo October 28, 1994
3 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo September 6, 1995
4 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster October 28, 1994
5 Promo for the Walt Disney Family Film Collection October 28, 1994
6 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
7 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
8 The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963

1996 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens June 19, 1992
2 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo October 28, 1994
3 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo February 28, 1996
4 Walt Disney Family Film Collection promo April 24, 1996
5 Video preview for Aladdin and the King of Thieves January 9, 1996
6 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
7 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
8 The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963

1998 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens November 4, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo June 19, 1992
3 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo April 21, 1998
4 Video preview for Melody Time March 3, 1998
5 Video preview for The Spirit of Mickey March 31, 1998
6 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars March 3, 1998
7 Trailer for Kiki's Delivery Service April 21, 1998
8 Feature Presentation November 4, 1997
9 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
10 The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963

1999 VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens November 4, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo June 19, 1992
3 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection promo July 14, 1998
4 Trailer for Madeline: Lost in Paris April 10, 1999
5 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
6 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo October 28, 1994
7 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
8 The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963

Advertised on:[edit | edit source]

1994 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. All 9 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection titles from 1994-1996
  2. All Walt Disney Family Film Collection titles

1995-1996 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. A Goofy Movie (1995 VHS) (September 6, 1995)
  2. Cinderella (1995 VHS) (October 4, 1995)
  3. All 9 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection titles from 1994-1996
  4. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1996 VHS) (May 7, 1996)
  5. All Walt Disney Family Film Collection titles

1996 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. Pocahontas (1996 VHS) (February 28, 1996)
  2. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1996 VHS) (March 27, 1996)
  3. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1996 VHS) (rare later copies) (May 7, 1996)
  4. All 9 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection titles from 1994-1996

1998-1999 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. Walt Disney Film Classics: The Don Knotts Collection
  2. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1998 VHS) (April 21, 1998)
  3. No Deposit, No Return (1998 VHS) (April 21, 1998)
  4. Gus (1998 VHS) (April 21, 1998)
  5. The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1998 VHS) (April 21, 1998)
  6. All 6 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection titles from 1997-1999
  7. Melody Time (1998 VHS) (June 2, 1998)
  8. The Spirit of Mickey (VHS) (July 14, 1998)
  9. Schoolhouse Rock: Money Rock (1998 VHS) (July 21, 1998)
  10. Walt Disney Film Classics: The Animal Adventure Series
  11. Old Yeller (1998 VHS) (August 25, 1998)
  12. Greyfriars Bobby (1998 VHS) (August 25, 1998)
  13. Big Red (1998 VHS) (August 25, 1998)
  14. The Legend of Lobo (1998 VHS) (August 25, 1998)
  15. Lady and the Tramp (1998 VHS) (September 15, 1998)
  16. Disney Sing Along Songs Be Our Guest (1992-2018 VHS)
  17. Disney’s Sing Along Songs The Bare Necessities (1987-2018 VHS)
  18. Disney's Sing Along Songs: Friend Like Me (1998 VHS)
  19. Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Circle of Life
  20. Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Honor to Us All
  21. Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Topsy Turvy
  22. Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (1994 VHS)
  23. Disney's The Twelve Days of Christmas (1998 VHS)
  24. 101 Dalmatians (1999 VHS) (April 10, 1999)
  25. Frank and Ollie (1999 VHS) (March 9, 1999)

2000 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. Mulan (2000 VHS) (February 1, 2000)
  2. An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000 VHS) (February 29, 2000)
  3. Pinocchio (2000 VHS) (March 7, 2000)
  4. Winnie the Pooh: Sing a Song with Tigger (2000 VHS) (March 7, 2000)
  5. The Aristocats (2000 VHS) (April 4, 2000)
  6. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (2000 VHS) (October 3, 2000)
  7. The Black Cauldron (2000 VHS) (October 3, 2000)
  8. The Nightmare Before Christmas (2000 VHS) (October 3, 2000)
  9. James and the Giant Peach (2000 VHS) (October 3, 2000)






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