Instead, I think the film is better suited for the pre-grade school kids out there. It’s a simple, lighthearted, family friendly cartoon that should provide enough excitement to keep the little ones entertained. Much like ROBIN HOOD, this is a good film to introduce kids to the mythical character without scaring them with the details.
For the rest of us, I think it still has enough to keep you moderately entertained. I love the story of King Arthur and this is a nice, wholesome telling of it. I also noticed during my re-watching of the film that older Disney films seem to go out of their way to insert a lesson. As great as today’s films are, I don’t think life lessons are their main priority. I liked the moral of having to overcome setbacks and negativity to become who you really are. It’s a good message that today’s youth should learn. And wow, do I sound like I’m 80 years-old there or what? It also has a lot of singing in it, which is another thing I’d forgotten about with the older Disney films.
So even though it’s a little dated and I found some of the songs to be slightly irritating, I still enjoyed the film. It has that wholesome, fun quality to it that only Disney can bring. I wouldn’t loan it out to the neighbor kids (besides, they’re obnoxious), but I’d let any kid under 4 or 5 watch it. And then I’d probably watch it with them.
All About Magic (7:20): This has nothing to do with the film, but it’s an old TV clip featuring the Walt to the D himself talking about “magic” in film. It was ok for nostalgia effect, but if you’ve been to Disney World/Land, you’ve seen this kind of stuff before.
There are also some Previews, a Scrapbook and Film Facts