Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round Table

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Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round Table
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"Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round Table" (DVD cover)
Also known as Arthur (UK)
Genre Animation
Written by Alexander Buzo
Rod Hull
Directed by Zoran Janjic
Voices of John Meillon
Lola Brooks
Composer(s) Clare Bail
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 36
Production
Producer(s) Walter J. Hucker
Location(s) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Air Programs International
Distributor Southern Star Entertainment
Release
Original network ABC
Original release 1966

Arthur! And the Square Knights of the Round Table is an Australian animated series based on the legend of King Arthur of Camelot.

The series was produced from 1966 to 1968 and written by Melbourne playwright Alex Buzo and British-born entertainer Rod Hull, with Lyle Martin, Michael Robinson, and John Palmer. The characters included King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, the Jester, the Black Knight, and Morgan le Fay. The actors who voiced the character parts in the series included: John Meillon (as "Arthur"), Lola Brooks (as "Guinevere" and "Morgana le Fay"), John Ewart, Kevin Golsby, and Matthew O'Sullivan.

Episodes[edit]

  • There's An Elephant at the Drawbridge
  • A Nice Knight for a Wedding
  • Paris Picnic
  • Octopus
  • Would You Believe, A Beanstalk?
  • Which Wizard Versus What Witch
  • It's the Only Kingdom I've Got
  • Old Moody
  • I'll See If I'm There
  • The Inn
  • Seventeen Going on Seventy
  • Will the Real Arthur Please Stand Up
  • The Genie Who Came to Dinner
  • No Laugh Olaf
  • Some Maidens Just Aren't Fair
  • New Armour for the King
  • Smile, Smile, Smile
  • That's What I Call Music
  • It's the Gift That Counts
  • The King's Champion
  • Undercover Knight
  • How Do You Like Them Apples
  • Pink is In
  • Get Your Wish Here
  • Little Bundle
  • The Crown Jewels
  • Mail-Order Bride
  • The Unicorn of Camelot
  • Belle of the Ball
  • While Camelot Sleeps
  • Play Gypsy Play
  • Be Kind to Dragons
  • The Search For Guinevere
  • Even Knights Have To Eat
  • The Wrecker
  • Assault On Castle Morgana

DVD and VHS releases[edit]

Revelation Films released a DVD titled "Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table" in 2003.[1] This Region "0" DVD has a 200 minutes running time and contains 8 episodes.

Prior to this, Castle Vision had released two VHS video cassettes in 1992. Each of these tapes has 2 episodes, which accordingly have three cartoon stories per episode, making it a total of six stories per 45 minute tape. The Castle Vision tapes were released in the UK, under license from the rights holders in Australia. Both tapes are in the European PAL format.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arthur And The Square Knights of The Round Table, Revelation, PAR 61178, 2003

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