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The Swan Princess (1994)

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A power hungry sorcerer transforms a princess into a swan by day in this tale of everlasting love.

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Lord Rothbart (voice)
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Princess Odette (singing voice)
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Jean-Bob (voice)
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Speed (voice)
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Puffin (voice)
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Lord Rogers (voice)
James Arrington ...
Chamberlain (voice)
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Chamberlain (singing voice)
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Bromley (voice)
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King William (voice)
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Queen Uberta (voice)
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As children, Prince Derek and Princess Odette are forced to spend their summers together by their widowed parents, who hope that the two will eventually fall in love and marry, so that the kingdoms of the two will be united. As children and adolescents, Derek and Odette can't stand each other, but as young adults they begin to see each other in a different light and fall in love with each other. But one night things take a bad turn when Derek unintentionally offends Odette, who then refuses to marry him if he can't prove that he loves her for who she is and not just her beauty. Odette and her father are then attacked by Lord Rothbart, a vengeful sorcerer who was cast out of William's kingdom when he plotted against the king. In the form of a beast, Rothbart mortally wounds William, and kidnaps Odette then places her under a spell. Now it is up to Derek to rescue Odette by showing his undying love. But, will he be in time? Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The Magic Begins November 1994


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18 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Princesa Cisne  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$9,771,658 (USA)
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The last Tradition Animated Feature with it's methods of Ink and Paint. See more »

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The bows and arrows used by Derek and his friend have all been under water for considerable amounts of time, yet they all work perfectly. See more »

Quotes

Queen Uberta: Where is Derek? Oh,never mind,I know where he is. Working on the mystery of the Fat Animal.
Rogers: The Great Animal,Your Highness.
Queen Uberta: Great, fat. It's large and has fur.
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Soundtracks

Practice, Practice, Practice
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Paul Ainsley, Ric Stoneback, Tom Alan Robbins, Lenny Wolpe and Sandy Duncan
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A nice '80s princess story... when was this made?
15 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is very much an 80s style animation with the singing, the drawing, and the subject matter.

Prince Derek and Princess Odette are forced to spend their summers together by their widowed parents hoping for them to fall in love. Just when they seem to do just that, Derek says "You're beautiful.", and Odette ask "What else?". Derek could only reply "What else is there?".

Then the evil sorcerer Lord Rothbart kidnaps Odette then places her under a spell that turns her into a swan and back to a woman when she's on the lake as the moon rise. When moonlight leaves the lake, she's turn back into a swan. The only way to break the spell is to have her love make a vow of everlasting love.

All the characters are straight out of 80s Disney movies. And quite frankly, it works on that terms. The animation, the jokes, the princess subject, the songs... all of it works but only on that term.


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