Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round Table
|Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round Table|
"Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round Table" (DVD cover)
|Also known as||Arthur (UK)|
|Written by||Alexander Buzo|
|Directed by||Zoran Janjic|
|Voices of||John Meillon|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of episodes||12 (36 cartoons)|
|Producer(s)||Walter J. Hucker|
|Production location(s)||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Running time||24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Air Programs International|
|Original release||1966 –|
The series was produced by Air Programs International 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 Morgana 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.
By 1969, the series had been sold for broadcast in the United Kingdom and the United States. In Australia, where it was made and produced, it was sold also to the Australian Broadcasting Commission, for broadcast on the ABC-TV network. Typically it was broadcast on Saturday mornings and initially also, on Monday evenings. As the Australian television industry did not go to color broadcast until around March 1975, viewers would view the series in black and white for the first six years of its Australian transmission. This was despite all the episodes having been made in colour.
For most of the 1970s, Australia's ABC-TV continued to rerun the series for children's cartoon programming. This was usually on a Saturday morning..
During 1980-81, the French purchased the series. However, the series has been completely redone with a French soundtrack, with the original music also removed. In this format, the series was then broadcast on the French television channel, TF1.
By 1993, the series was also being broadcast on German cable television.
- Would You Believe, A Beanstalk?
- Which Wizard Versus What Witch
- There's An Elephant at the Drawbridge
- A Nice Knight for a Wedding
- Paris Picnic
- 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
Revelation Films released a DVD titled "Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table" in 2003. This Region "0" DVD has a 200-minute running time and contains the first 8 episodes. Thus containing 24 cartoons of the 36.
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.
- "Arthur And The Square Knights of The Round Table, Revelation, PAR 61178, 2003
- Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round Table on IMDb
- Arthur! And the Square Knights of the Round Table at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table at Keyframe - the Animation Resource
- Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round Table at the National Film and Sound Archive