YMMV / The Sword in the Stone

  • Adaptation Displacement:
    • It was based on a book?!
    • Dutch Disney comics feature a Madame Mim story roughly once every month. None of these mention Arthur or Merlin, and they all take place in the Present Day. She's friends with Magica De Spell. Mim has a bad case of Villain Decay in these stories, to the point that some other writers have pretty much thrown her origin as a villain out of the window and made her a good guy.
    • It happens in Italian Disney comics as well, where she keeps her Italian name of 'Maga Magò' ((Female) 'Magician Magicò').
  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Non - fatal example. The female squirrel who chases Arthur all the way was quite annoying and unberable. However seeing her crying desperately after she realizes that Arthur was a human is like a cruel Disproportionate Retribution to her.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: if you look up Madam Mim on a photo website of any kind, you'll notice that half her pictures will be her in her beautiful lady form instead of her usual old self.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: As mentioned before, Madame Mim's popularity in comic books often renders her a good guy. In fact, when she is friends to Magica de Spell, she is invariably the Token Good Teammate. Most of the stories she's in deal with people seeking her help, with the people in question being various fairytale characters or obnoxious villagers who blame Mim for everything that goes wrong. Also, she's still often mischievous and evil-ish, such as when dealing with a government official looking to tear down her forest to make way for a road.
  • Ear Worm:
    • Higitus Figitus.
    • "The Legend of the Sword" is a beautiful opening song for an animated musical set in the part of the 5th century leading up to Arthurian Britain.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Let's just say that the movie is not in fact about Arthur's doomed romance with a female squirrel, but you wouldn't know it from a lot of the discussion. Hell, her entry on the Characters page is longer than for any other character in the movie except Madame Mim (who also fits this trope).
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: It goes without saying that the girl squirrel would've been far better to Arthur than Guinevere was.
  • Fanon: The Hazel story from 4chan's /co/ (a bit suggestive, so probably NSFW). Many /co/mrades accept it as legit canon just because they want that squirrel to have a happy ending.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The Dutch love Madame Mim. She's one of the most often seen Disney characters in the Netherlands. She's pretty popular in Sweden as well, where people who know her invariably learned about her from the comics.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Heh, Archimedes. Or alternately...
  • Love to Hate: Madame Mim.
  • Memetic Mutation: The fat female squirrel's reaction to Merlin changing back to normal has become a YouTube Poop fad.
  • One-Scene Wonder:
    • Madame Mim. Additionally that brief scene where she transforms into a beautiful lady has gotten a lot of fan art. No points for guessing why.
    • The girl squirrel also plays this to a T.
  • Smurfette Breakout: A rare phenomenon of a film having two examples. The first is the female squirrel who is left heartbroken when Arthur turns back into a human. She's one of the most remembered things about the film, and many a Fix Fic are written in which she gets a happy ending. The second is Madame Mim, who only appears towards the end, and yet became a mainstay in the comics. She even Took a Level in Kindness to become slightly less evil as a result of her popularity.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The general reaction to the film, both then and now.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: That little girl squirrel is way too cute. Draw appeal, much?
  • Tough Act to Follow: 101 Dalmatians has a tendency to overshadow this movie in the public eye, as does the movie that followed them both, The Jungle Book.
  • The Woobie: The girl squirrel, whose poor little squirrel heart is smashed to pieces after Wart gets changed back into a human.
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