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The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)

G  |   |  Animation, Drama, Musical  |  1 March 2001 (Australia)
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It's a high-flying adventure when Louie, a mute trumpeter swan, is given the gift of a trumpet, and finds his voice.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Father (voice)
Mother (voice)
Serena (voice)
Boyd (voice)
Mrs. Hammerbotham (voice)
Monty (voice)
Sam Gifaldi ...
Sam Beaver (voice)
Louie (voice) (as Dee Baker)
Billie (voice)
Serena (cygnet) / Paramedic / Newscaster (voice)
Ella (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
A.G. Skinner (voice) (as Pamela Segall Adlon)
Maurice / Ranger (voice)
Sweets (voice)
Senator (voice)


It's a high-flying adventure when Louie, a mute trumpeter swan, is given the gift of a trumpet, and finds his voice.

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Release Date:

1 March 2001 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Der Schwan mit der Trompete  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$102,202 (USA) (11 May 2001)


$152,525 (USA) (18 May 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The trumpet changes color throughout the film. Sometimes the trumpet's color is gold, when the trumpet is supposed to be silver. See more »


Serena: [Seeing Louie's heart-shaped cloud] It's beautiful.
Boyd: Okay, okay, what does it say?
Serena: It says that Louie is mine, and I am his, forever.
Boyd: [Angrily, to Louie] So you can talk now, huh? Well, let's see what you have to say without your horn!
[Attacks Louie and knocks his horn into the water]
Louie: No! My voice!
Boyd: Haha, there goes your love call, songbird! Now get off my lake, and this time, don't come back!
[They fight]
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Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) See more »

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movie is OK but not at all true to the book
1 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a very large fan of the original story, this movie was absolutely abysmal. As a standalone movie it's just a bit below par (the songs are just awful), but given that it was based on such a great story, this film had something to live up to, and it falls far short of that. There are characters and storyline added that don't really make sense - and some of the best parts of the original story were omitted.

For some reason, the swans all have hair that is obnoxiously colored. Lime green, purple, yellow and orange?? I guess this is so you can tell them apart but there could've been a less anatomically incorrect way to do it... but I guess this will be OK for kids.

If you are a fan of the original story looking for a decent movie adaptation, DO NOT watch this movie. You will be sorely disappointed.

If you're looking for a cute and fun movie to watch with your kids, then this movie is adequate. But just barely.

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