Released in 1963 and based on the best-selling book of the same name by T.H. White, The Sword In The Stone is one of Disney's unsung classics that people often forget about. Fun fact: it was actually the last movie that Walt Disney himself produced, as he died during the production of The Jungle Book.
The story focuses on Wart, a young boy who dreams of being a knight, as he meets the wizard Merlin and goes under his tutelage, all while the mystery unfolds about a mysterious sword embedded in a stone by the local church yard. If this sounds familiar, it's because Wart is actually a young Arthur, destined to become the ruler of England by pulling Excalibur from the stone.
The movie is a fun mix of comedy, fantasy, and sometimes genuine creepiness (looking at you, Madam Mim scene), and while it isn't the most beloved movie in Disney's back catalog, it's pretty surprising how many people who remember it, and how many people learned about Arthurian Myth for the first time just by watching the movie.
So, of course, because live-action remakes of their hits have been a massively successful idea for Disney, a live-action The Sword In The Stone has just been announced, along with who's going to be writing and directing it.