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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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Cast

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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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Young Prince Derek (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 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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Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La princesa encantada  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,771,658
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Rich originally pitched the idea for this film at the Walt Disney studio while he was working there, but the idea was rejected. 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

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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Connections

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Soundtracks

Far Longer Than Forever
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Liz Callaway and Howard McGillin
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i still love this movie
11 February 2007 | by 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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