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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 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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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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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

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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Cute, short animated movie, kept my attention the whole way.
30 September 2003 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

With so few votes, it appears that few have seen this movie. I am a bit shocked at its low rating. It is barely 70 minutes long, the voice-acting is very good, with Reese Witherspoon, Jason Alexander, Carol Burnett, and others. It is about a hatchling trumpeter swan who doesn't have a voice. How can he "trumpet" and attract a mate? How about if he gets a real trumpet and learns to play?? I got this DVD on loan from my county library system, I planned to watch a few minutes of it late last night, to see if I wanted to see the whole thing, but found it so captivating that I couldn't stop. It is a total fantasy, with a brief commentary about the plight of trumpeter swans, but overall a nice diversion which would be enjoyed by any children, or childish grandfathers like me!

The critic Ebert has a complete review, however I believe his rating is a bit low for this charming little cartoon.


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