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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Every Disney Hero Has a Voice Arthur/Wart Had Three!
Every Disney Hero Has a Voice
The Sword In the Stone
Arthur/Wart Had Three!
Rickie Sorenson, Richard Reitherman and Robert Reitherman
as Arthur/Wart, the long-lost son of Uther Pendragon and the future King
Arthur. He is Disney's adaptation of legendary British leader King Arthur.
Arthur was voiced by three different actors, leading to noticeable changes in
voice between scenes of the film. Also, the three voices all have a
Brooklyn-esque accent, in sharp contrast with the English setting and
pseudo-English accent sported by all other characters in the film.
Rickie Sorenson Born August 26th, 1946 in
California and died August 24th, 1994 in California. He appeared in
the films "Airport '77" (1977), "Johnny Shiloh" (1963),
"Underworld U.S.A." (1961), "A Lust To Kill" (1959),
"Tarzan And The Trappers" (1958), "Tarzan's Fight For Life"
(1958), "The Hard Man" (1957), and "Man Of A Thousand
Faces" (1957). He also did the voices of 'Arthur' in "The Sword And
The Stone" (1963), and the voice of 'Spotty' in "One Hundred And One
Dalmations" (1961). He appeared on the televison shows, "Nanny And
The Professor" "Gidget" "The Deputy" "The Donna
Reed Show" "The Restless Gun" "Perry Mason" and played
the role of Tommy Banks in "Father Of The Bride" (1961).
and Robert Reitherman are brothers. They are the sons of Wolfgang Reitherman. Neither
of the brothers continued acting or working in the movies. Richard Reitherman is
director of Women's Imaging at Newport Diagnostic Center,
Newport, California. Robert Reitherman is Executive Director of Consortium of
Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE)