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A Knight in Camelot
Based onA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
by Mark Twain
Written byMark Twain (novel)
Joe Wiesenfeld (film)
Directed byRoger Young
StarringWhoopi Goldberg
Simon Fenton
Michael York
Paloma Baeza
Ian Richardson
Music byPatrick Williams
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Running time90 minutes
Production companiesThe Walt Disney Company
Rosemont Productions International
DistributorBuena Vista Home Video
Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Original releaseNovember 8, 1998 (1998-11-08)

A Knight in Camelot is a 1998 television film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Michael York, directed by Roger Young, and loosely based on Mark Twain's 1889 novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The film was released as part of The Wonderful World of Disney anthology series that featured numerous productions released by the studio.

Filming took place in the county of Northumberland, England, specifically Alnwick Castle (where a 1979 Disney iteration of the story had been filmed) as well as Budapest in Hungary.


Scientist Vivien Morgan is zapped back to the medieval age and time of King Arthur and Camelot, when her scientific machine malfunctions. She is sent back along with many objects from her desk, including her laptop and boom box. As she is sentenced to be burned at the stake, she discovers among the laptop-data, that there will be a solar eclipse in short time. With her "magical powers" she makes the sun re-appear and is being knighted by King Arthur as Sir Boss and becomes a member of the Knights of the Round Table. She soon begins constructing devices that will not be present for many centuries, she saves the king, defeats Sir Sagramore and saves the day countless times before being zapped back to the present.


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