Arthur! And the Square Knights of the Round Table Children's Cartoon series

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Title

Arthur! And the Square Knights of the Round Table Children's Cartoon series

Subject

Animation, armour, Arthur, Arthurian legend, Black Knight, cartoon, children’s series, chivalry, damsel in distress, dragon, excalibur, Guinevere, jousting, knight, Lancelot, maiden, Merlin, Morgan Le Fay, rescue, round table, song, sword, television, TV.

Description

Arthur! And the Square Knights of the Round Table was an animated Australian cartoon series written by Melbourne playwright Alex Buzo with Rod Hull, Lyle Martin, John Palmer and M. Robinson. It was produced between 1966 and 1968. Based on Arthurian legend, the cartoons feature characters such as King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, a Black Knight and Morgan le Fay. The opening jingle (available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7O7NgjWPeM) provides a good overview of the Arthurian themes and motifs in the cartoons, in verse! For example, the pastimes of the hero Arthur – ‘the king of Camelot, who likes to joust a lot’ – are identified as jousting, dragon-slaying, wooing Guinevere, foiling the evil plans of the Black Knight, rescuing damsels in distress, drawing swords from stones, making tables round, and convening meetings of his bravest knights.

Creator

Written by Alex Buzo with Rod Hull, Lyle Martin, M. Robinson & John Palmer
Produced by Walter J. Hucker

Source

You Tube

Publisher

Air Programs International (API)

Date

1966-1968

Rights

Air Programs International (API)

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Citation

“Arthur! And the Square Knights of the Round Table Children's Cartoon series,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed May 23, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1049.