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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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)
Brian Nissen ...
Narrator (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 their two kingdoms 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:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,771,658 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Cleese had a choice of playing Zazu in The Lion King (1994) or Jean-Bob in this film. He chose to play Jean-Bob because he felt this character was more interesting. See more »

Goofs

When Derek and the fake Odette are dancing together during the ball, he puts the necklace over her hair. In the next shot, it is magically under her hair. Neither of them adjusted it, so it should have still been over. See more »

Quotes

Rothbart: By the way, you wouldn't happen to know who this belongs to, would you?
[Odette was shocked and Jean-Bob jumped and fell back]
Rothbart: [as Derek] "Come to the ball. I will make a vow of everlasting love. " Thought you could fool Rothbart, did you?
Odette: I will never be yours, you creature. I will marry prince Derek and you cannot stop me.
Rothbart: I hate to tell you this, Odette but you won't be able to attend the big ball tomorrow night
Odette: If you want to stop me, you'll have to kill me.
Rothbart: No, I don't think so. You see, ...
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #31.7 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Far Longer Than Forever
(End Title Version)
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Regina Belle and Jeffrey Osborne
Produced and Arranged by Robbie Buchanan
Regina Belle appears courtesy of Columbia Records
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i still love this movie
11 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was my favorite sage of movies when I was 3. I still love them to this day when I am 15. This movie tells the timeless tale of two lovers who are drawn apart by one shallow prince who eventually learns that there is more to love than looks and beauty. When Derek goes on his quest to find Odette, he realizes how much he really does love her and his kingdom gets sick of hearing about here. The music is spectacular as well. I love the songs "Far Longer Than Forever" and "This Is My Idea". "This Is My Idea" shows Derek and Odette growing up and you notice that every year their relationship grows until one summer when they realize how much they really do love each other. When they are pulled apart by Rothbart and how shallow Derek is, they sing the duet "Far Longer Than Forever" about their everlasting love for each other. Anyone who does not like even the first movie has a real issue. Even though the saga got kind of lame as the years went by, they still hit me close to home.


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