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The Swan Princess (1994)

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 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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La princesa encantada  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,771,658 (USA)
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The court composer who works for Prince Derek's royal family is called Lord Rogers. This could be a reference to composer Richard Rodgers of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame. The pair was one of the most successful and influential writing teams in the history of American musical theater. Composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and lyricist-dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) created such classic Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music, all of them later turned into hit movies - Oklahoma! (1955), _Carousel_, South Pacific (1958), The King and I (1956) and The Sound of Music (1965).. See more »

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When Odette and William are visiting Derek's land by boat and William exits the boat his cloak is green. In the next scene when he is kissing Uberta his cloak changes to blue. Then it is green again. Although none of the characters change clothing throughout the first scenes in the movie William's cloak changes color frequently throughout his scenes See more »

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Speed: You've come up with some dumb ideas, Jon Bab, but this one's a doozy.
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Featured in The Swan Princess: Sing Along (1998) See more »

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No Fear
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Liz Callaway, Steve Vinovich, Jonathan Hadary, and David Zippel
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A middle of the road movie
20 February 2016 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The plot is as follows once upon time in generic there lived a king who very much wanted a child. One day he got one a daughter and decided to marry her off to the son of the old widow queen Uberta. But when the day comes the princess is cursed by an evil sorcerer and transformed to a swan it's up to the prince to save her.

The Plot. The plot is stolen from Disney movies most notably Sleeping beauty but this movie is way way way worse than that masterpiece. The plot is not bad just bland and uninteresting.

The characters. The ones that aren't stolen from other animated movies are dull. Derk is a nonentity and Odette is nice but dull. The villain's your ordinary power hungry magician . The only one that has some life is The queen who is fun and entertaining The voice work is good from the likes Pontus Gustafson(The Jungle Book) , Lars Edström(Professor Calculus in Tintin) and Torsten Wahlund( the Seacrow Island movies) Nothing great but good. It's well done and i have nothing to complain about .The stand out being Christina Schollin as the queen..

The song . The song are a mixed bag some move the plot along like "No Fear while some grind it to a halt like Far Longer Than Forever. No More Mr. Nice Guy is fun but pointless and the actor(Swedish voice) is not really a singer.

All in all The Swan Princess is not bad. But it's dull ,lifeless, pointless and very cliché.If you have kids there are far far far worse thing to put on ( most made in Sweden). But they are also much better things to show them the film is mediocre.


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