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

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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

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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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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Referenced in Final Fantasy II (1988) See more »

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Swan Lake
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Stefan Soltesz
Performed by Wiener Symphoniker
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my childhood favorite
7 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this when I was in grade school in China. I don't even remember what language it was when I first saw it, probably Chinese. And it has been at least 15 years until I saw it again in the US. I didn't even think it was possible to get a copy of it to watch but to my surprise this chain video store in my area TLA has it so I rented it. It is of course a beautifully done animation, not bad considering it is quiet old. People who think the animation quality is poor is comparing it to today's animation, but it really isn't fair to do that if you take in the fact that it is so old. I love the music, it is one of the reasons I remembered this animation so well. and because of this animation, I fell in love with the music of Swan Lake. I didn't give it 9 or 10 stars is because the English dubbing is terrible. I know it is old and maybe back then it is the standard, but still it would be better if they don't dub it and just have subtitle. Well I love this piece, and in recent years there has not been many animation that has surpassed it other than things like spirited away or the Incredibles etc. But I love this animation and I always will as it not only reminds me of my childhood, it relaxes your body and mind as you listen to its beautiful music and see how love is born.


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