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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 overview, first billed only:
Keiko Takeshita ...
Princess Odette (voice)
Tarô Shigaki ...
Asao Koike ...
Rothbart (voice)
Yôko Asagami ...
Odille (voice)
Yoneko Matsukane ...
Hans (voice)
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Margarita (voice)
Taeko Nakanishi ...
Queen Mother (voice)
Akira Murayama ...
Benno (voice)
Mugihito ...
Adolf (voice)
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Minister (voice)
Chiyoko Kawashima ...
Catherina / Rosanna (voice)
Seiko Nakano ...
Francine (voice)
Takuo Nody ...
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Princess Odette (voice)
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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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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 Lost Anime Classic
20 April 2000 | by (San Diego, Ca) – See all my reviews

I first viewed this anime when I was around 9 years old. Of course, I saw it in English. I am now 19, and viewing it again, I find that this movie hasn't lost most of its charm.

A big plus in this film is how the original music from the ballet is integrated into the action going on-screen. This film actually introduced me to the music of Peter Tchaikovsky.

Aside from the music, I loved how the 6 main characters interacted with each other.

First, there are the two main leads, The Swan Princess herself, Odette, and Sigfried. You truly believe that these two are in love with each other. Odette also is not your typical damsel in distress, yet she's also not a tomboy. She's elegant throughout the whole movie while at the same time remaining the strong woman she is. The Prince grows through out the movie very subtly. The evil Wizard and his daughter are the total opposite of our two heroes. The Wizard Rothbart is very powerful, but appears to weaken while in the presence of Odette, whereas Sigfried seems to be more mature in the presence of Odette. The Wizard's daughter, Odelle, is very much like Odette in the way that they are both elegant. The differences start where Odelle is more provocative and sneakier than Odette. Her affection for the prince is also left up for interpretation.

Finally, the movie has added in two cute squirrels into this love story. They add much to the story, although I believe commentary on the drama that unfolds before them is most likely so the target audience, young children, will not get lost in all the twists and turns the movie goes through. They are a nice addition.

In conclusion, this is a really good movie to watch with your kids. A lot of heart was put into this movie and much is to be enjoyed while watching this movie.

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