Excalibur is not a thing, something you can hold in your hand.
Excalibur is the good in you.
The power to do good, to stand up for what's right, to slay dragons, to capture bank robbers.
You always carry Excalibur in your heart.

Robert Tinnell, Kids of the Round Table (1995)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Blog Update 8/22

Did some work tonight updating our database of productions based on the Wikipedia page "List of films based on Arthurian legend". I should finish that listing by the weekend. It is a serviceable list but by no means comprehensive given the scholarship of Kevin Harty, Bert Olton, and Michael Salda. Please send suggestions for additional material via email or comments to this post, and I will add them ASAP.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Merlin and the Dragons News

I've been learning how to edit entries on Wikipedia today and did some work expanding the listing for the animated film Merlin and the Dragons to make it less of a stub and add in some additional resources. You can view the updated entry at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_and_the_Dragons and see my changes in the "View hstory" tab. The film is still available on DVD from select distributors, including Amazon.com, and on YouTube. If you can, get the DVD, it includes a making-of feature.

Here are the clips from YouTube, posted by Tanabe18: