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The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)

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

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

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)

Gross:

$152,525 (USA) (18 May 2001)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In early trailers for the film, the character "Louie" was spelled "Louis" and pronounced as "Lewis" See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Father: [after Sam saves Ella and Billie from a wolf, with Louie's warning] Thank goodness you are safe, my precious daughters. When I think of what could have happened with poor Louie here unable to cry out a warning! But I'm sure you tried your best, son.
Louie: I did try! Can't he see how hard I tried?
Mother: Darling, that human boy, he saved the lives of our children.
Father: He has my eternal gratitude.
Sam: Hey, it was no problem.
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Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Alpha and Omega (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Spittin' Image
Written by Pamela Philips Oland, Marcus Miller, Steve Rucker, Lin Oliver and Randy Rogel
Performed by Jason Alexander and Mary Steenburgen
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It's OK.
10 November 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It's rather silly but nevertheless it's watchable. I just found that it couldn't capture my interest as there was something missing. It wasn't as magical as it should have been. I've personally never read the actual story but this movie adaptation version seems dull and feels like they have tried to make it fit into an "Ugly Duckling" format.

I don't think I would recommend watching this movie. It is fine if there is nothing else on but it just doesn't have enough to offer the audience. Louie also feels more pathetic than discouraged. It's hard to watch him interact with his family and then later with the human world. Although the ending turns out how you would expect it brings little resolution to the movie.

Oh, and minor side note... Louie the swan's father is a jerk.


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