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Swan Lake (1981)

Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi (original title)
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

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 ...
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Princess Odette (voice)
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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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Trivia

Has two different existing English-translated versions. On DVD, both are only available for purchase online in bootleg-copy formats, as there was never an official American DVD release for either. On VHS, one of the English-translated versions was released in America officially, but still has a reputation for being very hard to find, at least in its original form (not a bootleg copy.) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Margarita: Oh, Hans. Isn't she beautiful?
Hans: Huh?
[he runs up to Margarita]
Hans: Did you say something to me, Margarita?
Margarita: I'm talking about that swan with the crown.
Hans: Huh?
Margarita: Isn't she just magnificent?
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Referenced in Final Fantasy II (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Lake
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Stefan Soltesz
Performed by Wiener Symphoniker
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A lovely Japanese picture
6 January 2002 | by (Burgos, Spain) – See all my reviews

Although the animation is very poor, the script is quite good and the drawings are very imaginative. It´s a fairy tale like any other; a prince and a cursed princess fall in love, but their love is impossible.

I especially liked that wonderful soundtrack from Piotr Tchaickovsky´s "Swan Lake", an extraordinary waltz that provides the perfect mood for the movie. The screenplay is better than in most Japaneese animated features, and you´ll think it´s one of the movies your children should see. Very good film.


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