Saturday, October 13, 2007
More Madam Mim
In one of the most memorable sequences of Walt Disney's The Sword in the Stone, Madam Mim challenges Merlin to a Wizard's Duel. That fast-paced sequence—a superb example of the art of animation—was adapted into a charming 1963 Little Golden Book with expressive art by Al White and Hawley Pratt. Here's a page of the story (written by Carl Memling) showing the witch and the wizard about to start their spectacular duel, as Merlin's irritable owl Archimedes looks on. Come back to Tulgey Wood for more Mad Madam Mim throughout October. After all, what's Halloween without the madness of Mim?