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Swan Lake (1981)
"Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi" (original title)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  23 July 1981 (USA)
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A prince falls in love with a princess cursed to change into a swan by day, but their love is threatened by the sorcerer who keeps her imprisoned.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keiko Takeshita ...
Princess Odette (voice)
Tarô Shigaki ...
Asao Koike ...
Rothbart (voice)
Yôko Asagami ...
Odille (voice)
Yoneko Matsukane ...
Hans (voice)
Fuyumi Shiraishi ...
Margarita (voice)
Taeko Nakanishi ...
Queen Mother (voice)
Akira Murayama ...
Benno (voice)
Mugihito ...
Adolf (voice)
Jôji Yanami ...
Minister (voice)
Chiyoko Kawashima ...
Catherina / Rosanna (voice)
Seiko Nakano ...
Francine (voice)
Takuo Nody ...
(voice)
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Princess Odette (voice)
Nancy Link ...
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Storyline

The hero, Prince Siegfried, is out riding one day with his friends when he spies amidst swans on a lake a particularly eye-catching one with a crown on its head, the familiar Princess Odette. The princess is charmed by an evil wizard Rothbart who is crazy about marrying Odette. Handsome Prince Siegfried together with two merry squirrels struggle to defeat the evil wizard to complete this classic fairy tales. The movie features original Tschaikovsky music. Written by Lucky-16

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Swan Lake
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Stefan Soltesz
Performed by Wiener Symphoniker
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Everyone should see this!
12 October 2003 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

Swan Lake is one of the most beautiful anime movies ever made. It's really romantic and the music (by Tchaikovski of course!) fits perfectly to the whole story. The animation is not THAT poor. Consider that it was released in 1978 they did a marvellous work. And the theme of "true love" is presented in the most beautiful and wonderful way! Definitely a movie everyone should see including your kids. This is the way cartoons have to be.


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