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.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. Merlin is a very powerful wizard with a pet owl named Archimedes. He befriends and becomes the teacher of a 12-year old orphan named Arthur, who goes by the name of Wart. Merlin is first seen living in a forest cottage, and he believes in the philosophy of Brain over Brawn.As a wizard, he is very intelligent, has a wide variety of powers, and is considered the most powerful wizard in the world. He has the ability to see into the future, and has the ability to shape-shift. Merlin was animated by Milt Kahl, Frank Thomas, and Ollie Johnston; and voiced by Karl Swenson who was an American theater, radio, film, and television actor. Measurements: Size - Merlin & Archimedes: 8 x 11 1/4", Image 9 1/2 x 14".
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For now, please check out my other Animation Drawings and Cels and other original modern and contemporary artwork for sale! The item "1963 WALT DISNEY SWORD IN THE STONE MERLIN OWL ORIGINAL PRODUCTION ANIMATION CEL" is in sale since Wednesday, December 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Characters\Animation Art\Production Art".The seller is "shadowline" and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.