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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  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,202, 13 May 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$152,525, 20 May 2001
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1.85 : 1
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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

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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Soundtracks

Hey, Hey
Written by Marcus Miller and Randy Rogel
Performed by Melissa Disney, E.G. Daily and Ann Marie Lee
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movie is OK but not at all true to the book
1 February 2005 | by 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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