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The Swan Princess (1994)

G  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  18 November 1994 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

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:

La princesa encantada  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$9,771,658 (USA)
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Trivia

Richard Rich originally pitched the idea at the Walt Disney studio while he was working there, but the idea was rejected. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the whole movie, whenever we see a large crowd - the public in the opening scene with baby Odette, the audience in the ball when Prince Derek proposes, the crowd at the harbor when teen princess Odette uses the sling shot on Derek and so on - the characters in the background are completely still, as a sign that the only animated characters in the film are the ones in the front. See more »

Quotes

Jean-Bob: Whenever I have to do something in a hurry, I'll always bring a turtle.
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Eternity
Written by Miwa Yoshida, Mike Pela, and David Zippel
Composed by Masato Nakamura
Performed by Dreams Come True and Mike Pela
Dreams Come True appears courtesy of Epic/Sony Records, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
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19 December 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

*sigh* I was like around 2 years old when it came out and apparently it was a favorite of mine along with the Disney classics and such. And even though I'm 13 now.. i still love it. A total classic love story where the two "lovers" are separated and the Prince has to find the Princess. I love the songs 'This Is My Idea' and 'Far Longer Than Forever'. This Is My Idea is probably my favorite because it shows Odette and Derek grow up together and it's quite funny when they come to the "This is not my idea.. This isn't my idea.. of fun" since it usually concludes humorous scenes. Any young child would love it.. especially girls. The animal-trio are hilarious especially Jean-Bob and Speed.


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