Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 67: ‘The Sword in the Stone’
The legend of King Arthur has seen many iterations in popular culture. The greatest bit of knowledge, for example, we’ve all learned through the British king’s story is that the Earth is banana-shaped. Though we won’t be discussing Monty Python and the Holy Grail in depth this week, Mike and Josh do tackle Disney’s 1963 version of King Arthur’s origins, The Sword in the Stone. And they’re helped out by very special guest Marjorie Jensen of DoorQ.com to analyze Arthur’s place in literature, his dynamism as a young character, how grim his life would be after pulling Excalibur from the stone, and how exactly Ducksterpiece Theater applies to a surprisingly duck-free movie. Check out the new show to find out!