Trivia / The Sword in the Stone

  • Cross-Dressing Voices: In the Japanese dub, Mika Doi voices Arthur, and also overlaps with Playing Against Type, as she's normally casted for voicing very feminine roles.
  • Dawson Casting: Merlin describes Kay as being around twenty. Norman Alden was nearly forty.
  • Fan Nickname: Fans of the girl squirrel have nicknamed her "Hazel".
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  • The Other Darrin: There were no less than three different voice actors for Arthur. And it's very noticeable. Two, Richard and Robert Reitherman, were animator/director Wolfgang Reitherman's sons, and sound very similar: young, squeaky, and a lot like Mowgli or Christopher Robin (who were both voiced by their brother, Bruce Reitherman). The third voice, provided by 17-year-old Rickie Sorensen, is obviously the voice of a teenager who's gone through puberty.
  • What Could Have Been: The Wizard's Duel in the film, judging by concept art, was going to be very similar to the original book, ending with Mim turning into an Aulay (that is a giant equestrian beast with an elephant's trunk) just before Merlin turns into the germ.
  • Write Who You Know: The animators based Merlin on Disney himself, noting that they were both cantankerous, argumentative, but brilliant and ultimately lovable.