In early 2000, The Sword in the Stone was planned for a DVD release on November 7, 2000. However, for unknown reasons, the DVD was instead released on March 20, 2001 as one of the last two titles of the Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection (the other was Bedknobs and Broomsticks).

During the release of this DVD, The Sword in the Stone had a copyright term of 57 years from publication, one year more than it was when the film first hit theaters in 1963.


Engaging characters and brilliant Disney animation bring the timeless legend of King Arthur to sparkling life in "The Sword in the Stone," now fully restored. With humor, spectacle, and wizardry, this classic tale conjures up delightful entertainment for all ages!

A sword mysteriously embedded in a massive stone offers this challenge: Whoever can pull it from the stone will become the King of England! Many try to remove the sword and fail, and for an awkward young squire-in-training the quest seems ludicrous. But with help from the powerful wizard Merlin, the young man learns that with persistence and belief in himself, even the most incredible dream can be realized.

Join in all the marvels that make "The Sword in the Stone" a heart-pounding adventure that serves up royal entertainment!



Bonus material

  • "Knight For A Day" Animated Short Starring Goofy
  • "Brave Little Tailor" Animated Short Starring Mickey Mouse
  • "Music Magic: The Sherman Brothers," Including The Deleted Song, "The Magic Key" - Never Before Released
  • "All About Magic," 1957 TV Show Hosted by Walt Disney
  • The Sword In The Stone Scrapbook - Still Frame Galleries
  • Film Facts - A Behind-The-Scenes Exclusive
  • Sing-Along Versions Of Favorites "Higitus Figitus" And "That's What Makes The World Go Round"


Video Creation date
1 Blue warning screens May 30, 2000
2 Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection logo May 2, 2000
3 "Coming Soon to Own on Video & DVD" Bumper December 14, 1999
4 Trailer for The Hunchback of Notre Dame II February 27, 2001
5 Trailer for The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart February 27, 2001
6 Trailer for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Platinum Edition February 27, 2001
7 Disney Channel Bumper November 7, 2000
8 Vault Disney promo March 20, 2001
9 Join Us After the Feature (The Sword in the Stone) March 20, 2001
10 Feature Presentation December 14, 1999
11 Full Screen Format Disclaimer July 11, 2000
12 The Sword in the Stone (restored version) March 20, 2001
13 A Knight for a Day March 8, 1946

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
South Korea January 16, 2002
Japan August 21, 2002



Preceded by
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (VHS/DVD)
The Sword in the Stone (Disney Gold Classic Collection) Succeeded by
Bedknobs and Broomsticks: 30th Anniversary Edition (VHS/DVD)

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