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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

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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La princesa encantada  »

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$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

While playing cards, Odette's hand is four aces and a black two. In the next shot, the two is red. See more »

Quotes

Prince Derek: [ready for target practice] The Great Animal's never gonna give her up without a fight.
Rogers: You're not still thinking she's alive?
Prince Derek: When I find the Great Animal, Rogers, I'll find Odette.
Rogers: Oh, Derek. You've looked everywhere. She's not coming back. The whole kingdom knows that.
Prince Derek: The whole kingdom's wrong! Odette's alive, and I'm gonna find her.
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Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Alpha and Omega (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Princesses on Parade
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Davis Gaines and Mark Harelik
Quartet: Jon Joyce, Randy Crenshaw, Amick Byram and Stephen W. Amerson
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This movie is so worth watching!
20 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Out of the Richard Rich animations, this is definitely the best. Here's why. I was hugely disappointed in the King and I, and Black Cauldron failed on character development. Swan Princess is an excellent movie, that is much better than the above titles. The weakest character was Derek, he was a bit of a drip, whereas Odette is a feisty and beautiful character, and I actually loved her hair. The voice cast is highly commendable- Jack Palance came alive in a positively booming way with the character of Lord Rothbart, who is a great villain and John Clesse is sidesplittingly funny as Jean Bob. There are some really funny lines "You should write a book...How to offend women in 5 syllables or less."(Jean Bob and Rodgers get the best of them) Can I also say, that this is one of the few animations that makes excellent use of the evil-sorcerer-back-for-revenge formula? The animation is actually not as bad as most people say, a bit deflated at times, but very nice mostly with some pretty colours and the songs are sweet and memorable especially Far Longer Than Forever. This is My Idea is a long song but also catchy and is a good look at how Derek and Odette went to hating each other to loving. I also absolutely loved the incidental music, and the ending is satisfying. Other than that, it is so worth watching! 8/10. Bethany Cox


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