I'm looking for an animated TV show based on King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It came out some time in the 80s or early 90s. It centres around the Table and the Knights. All the Knights would place their swords on the Round Table. The Knights of the round table all had the same swords that were different from the other Knights. I think it was just a special black cross piece on the hilt.

In the intro they showed the building or rebuilding of castle Camelot. They lifted the Round Table into place with rope. It had magic and monsters like much of the fiction about King Arthur. All the Knights wore the same clothes and armor.

It is not King Arthur and the Knights of Justice or The Legend of Prince Valiant or King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table" ("Entaku no Kishi Monogatari Moero Āsā") or Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round Table or Camelot Enchanted Tales or Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round Table

Out of all of these, it is most like 'Camelot Enchanted Tales'

  • I've had a look through Wikipedia's list and can't really find anything that matches though I didn't check them all. Do any of them ring a bell?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jan 22, 2019 at 13:28
  • No, I don't see it. Jan 22, 2019 at 13:43
  • Were the knights football players from modern day?
    – Andrey
    Jan 22, 2019 at 15:01
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    I was on american tv. It looked american. But It could have been from anywhere Jan 23, 2019 at 1:00

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Could this be Camelot (1998) as part of the Enchated Tales series? I can only find the odd clip of it online, however, there is this clip where the knights put their swords on the table, they get enchanted and they then all thrust them into the air.

There is also this longer montage clip:

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    unfortunately no Jan 22, 2019 at 11:51
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    @JenTibbits was ir more childish cartoony than this? I remember as a kid (of the 80s) having a king Arthur cartoon where the people where very squat, it was a comedy cartoon. Jan 22, 2019 at 13:44
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    Its not that one, but thank you Jan 22, 2019 at 13:53

It could be "King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table" ("Entaku no Kishi Monogatari Moero Āsā"), another anime series (very loosely) based on the Arthurian legends.

It originally aired in 1979 in Japan, and dubbed versions were broadcasted in the following years in many countries, which fits your timeline.


The first cartoon that popped into my head was an Oz series from the late sixties/ early seventies that was aired in the UK a few times in the eighties.

Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round Table

Imagery from the show

DVD cover showing Lancelot, Arthur and the jester

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    Hmm... answering whether this is a match might answer the question of whether the animation was realistic-looking or cartoony. :)
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jan 22, 2019 at 17:56

Could it possibly be The Legend of Prince Valiant? It came out at the beginning of 1990 and it centers around Camelot, although the story is technically about Prince Valiant.

In my own searches I seem to have confused one series with the other, so I gave this suggestion in case it could be the answer.

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    FWIW I came upon this in my searches, I'm not the question asker, but the intro didn't seem to match. Could you also edit this to be a bit more detailed and how it matches the OPs description?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jan 22, 2019 at 15:36

It’s this I looked for ages it’s from 1990 in NZ when I watched it

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    Welcome to SciFi.SE! Are you Jen Tibbits? If not, could you explain why you believe this is the show Jen is looking for? How does it match their description?
    – F1Krazy
    May 7, 2020 at 9:13

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