The Sword In The Stone, 1963

A great collection of original production animation cels and original production animation drawings for sale from the Walt Disney feature film.

Merlin Cel
Merlin Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Merlin from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 121 in ink lower right; Size - Merlin: 7 3/4 x 5 3/4", Image 11 x 14 1/2"; Unframed; $950 or Pay Over Several Months!

SOLD - Wart Pulling The Sword Cel
SOLD - Wart Pulling The Sword Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Wart from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; With special effects overlay cel; Size - Wart (King Arthur): 7 x 5 1/2", Image 10 x 11 1/2", Frame 21 1/2 x 22 1/2"; Framed with a black and gold frame, two acid free linen mats, a gold fillet, and UV conservation clear glass; SOLD!

SOLD - Merlin & Wart Cels
SOLD - Merlin & Wart Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Merlin and Wart from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; With the original Walt Disney Art Corner label sticker verso; Size - Merlin: 6 1/2 x 3", Wart: 3 1/2 x 1 1/2", Image 9 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Wart as King Arthur Cel
SOLD - Wart as King Arthur Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Wart as King Arthur from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Wart (King Arthur): 6 1/4 x 4 1/2", Image 7 x 9"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Madam Mim As A Dragon Cel
SOLD - Madam Mim As A Dragon Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim in Dragon form with spots from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Madam Mim: 7 1/4 x 9 1/4", Image 9 3/4 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Merlin & Madam Mim Cels
SOLD - Merlin & Madam Mim Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Mad Madam Mim in Rattlesnake form and Merlin in Mouse form from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Production number in ink lower right corners; Size - Madam Mim & Merlin: 8 x 11 1/2", Image 10 x 15 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Merlin & Archimedes Cels
SOLD - Merlin & Archimedes Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Merlin, Archimedes and Owl Wing Flutter Effects from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Merlin & Archimedes: 7 1/4 x 10", Image 7 1/4 x 10"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Merlin & Madam Mim Cels
SOLD - Merlin & Madam Mim Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Merlin and Mad Madam Mim from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Merlin & Mad Madam Mim: 9 x 10", Image 10 x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Merlin & Archimedes Cel
SOLD - Merlin & Archimedes Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Merlin and Archimedes from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 163 in ink lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Merlin & Archimedes: 8 x 11 1/4", Image 9 1/2 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Wart as King Arthur Cel
SOLD - Wart as King Arthur Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Wart as King Arthur from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Wart (King Arthur): 5 1/4 x 5 1/2", Cel: 10 x 12"; Image 8 x 9 3/4", Mat 13 1/2 x 16"; Double matted; SOLD!

SOLD - Madam Mim Pig Face Cel
SOLD - Madam Mim Pig Face Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim with a Pig Face from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 19 in ink lower right; Size - Madam Mim: 8 3/4" x 9 3/4", Image 10 1/2" x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Wart Pulling The Sword Cel
SOLD - Wart Pulling The Sword Cel

Original hand painted production animation cels of Wart pulling Excalibur from the stone and Magic Effects from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Both set on a lithographic background; With original Art Corner mat, backing board, and sticker certificate; Size - Wart (King Arthur) & Excalibur: 7 x 6 1/4", Image 10 x 11"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Mad Madam Mim Cel
SOLD - Mad Madam Mim Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Madam Mim: 7 1/2" x 8", Image 9 1/4" x 11"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Wart With Excalibur Cel
SOLD - Wart With Excalibur Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Wart with Excalibur from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Wart (King Arthur): 6 1/4 x 7 1/2", Image 10 1/4 x 9 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Wart Touching Excalibur Cel
SOLD - Wart Touching Excalibur Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Wart numbered 43 bottom right from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Wart (King Arthur): 7 x 7 1/2", Cel: 13 1/2 x 16 1/2"; Image 10 x 13 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Merlin Signed Drawing
SOLD - Merlin Signed Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Merlin in graphite and purple pencils from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Signed by Ollie Johnston center right; Numbered 43 upper left and lower right; Animation ladder upper left; Size - Merlin: 11 x 9 1/2", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Madam Mim As A Cat Cel
SOLD - Madam Mim As A Cat Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim in Cat form from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; With the original Walt Disney Art Corner label sticker verso; Size - Madam Mim: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", Image 9 1/4" x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Archimedes Cel
SOLD - Archimedes Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Archimedes from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Archimedes: 3 x 2 1/2", Image 7 3/4 x 10"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Madam Mim As A Dragon Cels
SOLD - Madam Mim As A Dragon Cels

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim in Dragon form with Fire Effects cel from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; With partial original Art Corner Sticker certificate verso; Size - Madam Mim: 5 1/2 x 3 1/4", Image 6 1/4 x 8 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Madam Mim & Wart As Bird Cel
SOLD - Madam Mim & Wart As Bird Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim and Wart as a bird from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 92 lower right and set on a lithographic background; Triple matted; Size - Madam Mim and Wart as a Bird: 6 3/4" x 7 1/2", Image 11 1/4" x 15 1/4", Mat 14 3/4 x 17"; Matted; SOLD!

SOLD - Madam Mim As A Dragon Cels
SOLD - Madam Mim As A Dragon Cels

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim in Dragon form with spots with matching Eye Lashes overlay cel from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; With original Art Corner Sticker certificate verso; Size - Madam Mim: 8 1/2 x 6 1/2", Image 9 3/4 x 7 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Merlin Cel
SOLD - Merlin Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Merlin from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Merlin: 8 1/4 x 4", Image 9 3/4 x 14 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Madam Mim As A Dragon Cel
SOLD - Madam Mim As A Dragon Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim in Dragon form and an original hand painted production cel of fire flames effects from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Matted in original Walt Disney Art Corner mat with label sticker verso; Size - Madam Mim: 5 1/2" x 4 3/4", Image 6 1/4" x 8 1/4"; Mat 10" x 12"; Matted; SOLD!

SOLD - Wart Drawing
SOLD - Wart Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Wart in graphite pencil from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 28 lower right; Animation ladder center right; Size - Wart: 9 x 5", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Mad Madam Mim Cel
SOLD - Mad Madam Mim Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 11 in ink lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Madam Mim: 7 1/2" x 6 1/4", Image 10" x 15"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Archimedes Cel
SOLD - Archimedes Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Archimedes from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Archimedes: 3 x 2 1/2", Image 7 3/4 x 10"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Wart as King Arthur Cel
SOLD - Wart as King Arthur Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Wart as King Arthur from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Wart (King Arthur): 6 x 4 1/2", Image 7 x 9"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Merlin Drawing
SOLD - Merlin Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Merlin in graphite pencil from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 137 lower right; Size - Merlin: 9 x 5", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Madam Mim As A Rhinoceros Cel
SOLD - Madam Mim As A Rhinoceros Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim in Rhinoceros form from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered A6 in ink lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Madam Mim: 8 1/4 x 10 1/2", Image 10 1/4 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Madam Mim On Broom Cel
SOLD - Madam Mim On Broom Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered M-13 in ink lower right; Size - Madam Mim and Broom: 4 1/2 x 5 1/4", Image 8 1/2 x 11"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Wart Cel
SOLD - Wart Cel

Original hand-painted production animation cel of Wart; used during the production of The Sword In The Stone, 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Framed using two acid-free mats, an inset cherry finish interior fillet frame, a cherry finish exterior frame and conservation clear UV protective glass; Size - Wart 7 x 4", Frame 19 x 21 1/8"; SOLD!

SOLD - Merlin & Madam Mim Cels
SOLD - Merlin & Madam Mim Cels

Original hand painted production animation cels of Mad Madam Mim in Fox form and Merlin in Rabbit form from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Madam Mim: 1 x 4", Merlin: 1 3/4 x 2", Image 6 1/2 x 7 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Merlin Drawing
SOLD - Merlin Drawing

Original production animation drawing of Merlin in graphite, blue, and red pencils from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 61 lower center left and lower right; Size - Merlin: 9 x 5", Sheet 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Merlin & Madam Mim Cel
SOLD - Merlin & Madam Mim Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Merlin and Mad Madam Mim from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 8 in ink lower right; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Merlin & Mad Madam Mim: 6 1/4 x 6", Image 9 3/4 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Mad Madam Mim Cel
SOLD - Mad Madam Mim Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Madam Mim: 7 3/4" x 6 1/4", Image 10" x 11 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

SOLD - Mim As A Beautiful Woman Cel
SOLD - Mim As A Beautiful Woman Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Mad Madam Mim in Beautiful Woman form, from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 55 lower right and set on a lithographic background; Size - Madam Mim: 8" x 3 3/4", Image 11 1/4" x 15 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

Walt Disney The Sword In The Stone Merlin Wart Original Production Animation Cel

Original hand painted production animation cel of Wart from "The Sword In The Stone," 1963, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; With special effects overlay cel; Size - Wart (King Arthur): 7 x 5 1/2", Image 10 x 11 1/2"; Framed with a black and gold frame, two acid free linen mats, a gold fillet, and UV conservation clear glass.

"The Sword in the Stone," 1963 is the 18th full length feature film produced by Walt Disney and it was released on December 25, 1963 by Buena Vista Distribution. The film was based on the novel of the same name, that was first published in 1938. It was later republished in 1958 as the first book of T. H. White's tetralogy "The Once and Future King." It was to be the final Disney animated film released before Walt Disney's death on December 15, 1966. The songs in the film were written and composed by the Sherman Brothers, who would become very famous for their future work on later Disney films including; "Mary Poppins," 1964, "The Jungle Book," 1967, and "Bedknobs and Broomsticks," 1971.

Wart was animated by both Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston; and the voice was provided by three different actors; Rickie Sorensen, Richard Reitherman and his brother Robert Reitherman. This lead to noticeable changes in the character's voice between scenes. Also, the three voices all have Brooklyn-esque accents, which differed with the English setting for the film and with the accents spoken by all other characters.

On Christmas Eve, Wart's foster brother Kay is knighted and Wart is reinstated as Kay's squire. On the day of the tournament, Wart realizes that he has left Kay's sword at an Inn, which is now closed. Archimedes sees the Sword in the Stone, and Wart removes it and returns with it to the tournament. Sir Ector, Wart's foster father, recognizes the sword as the one from the stone and the tournament is halted. Sir Ector places the sword back in its anvil, demanding Wart prove that he pulled it. Thinking now that anyone can pull the sword easily, Kay and others try unsuccessfully to remove it. Sir Pellinore and Sir Bart stand up for Wart and encourage him to try and pull the sword again.

This cel is from the scene when Wart, surrounding by onlookers, pulls the Sword Excalibur from the anvil and fulfills the prophecy that "whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king, born of England." Wart is then crowned King Arthur of England and Merlin tells Arthur that he will go on to lead the Knights of the Round Table and become very famous. This is an extremely rare original production animation cel from the high point of the film. An absolutely phenomenal piece of original animation artwork perfect for any collection!

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