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Swan Lake (1981)

Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi (original title)
A prince falls in love with a princess cursed to change into a swan by day, but their love is threatened by the sorcerer who keeps her imprisoned.

Director:

Kimio Yabuki

Writer:

Hiroichi Fuse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keiko Takeshita Keiko Takeshita ... Princess Odette (voice)
Tarô Shigaki Tarô Shigaki ... Prince Siegfried (voice)
Asao Koike Asao Koike ... Rothbart (voice)
Yôko Asagami Yôko Asagami ... Odille (voice)
Yoneko Matsukane ... Hans (voice)
Fuyumi Shiraishi ... Margarita (voice)
Taeko Nakanishi Taeko Nakanishi ... Queen Mother (voice)
Akira Murayama Akira Murayama ... Benno (voice)
Mugihito Mugihito ... Adolf (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Minister (voice)
Chiyoko Kawashima Chiyoko Kawashima ... Catherina / Rosanna (voice)
Seiko Nakano Seiko Nakano ... Francine (voice)
Takuo Nody Takuo Nody ... (voice)
Christopher Atkins ... Prince Siegfried (voice)
Pam Dawber ... Princess Odette (voice)
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Storyline

The hero, Prince Siegfried, is out riding one day with his friends when he spies amidst swans on a lake a particularly eye-catching one with a crown on its head, the familiar Princess Odette. The princess is charmed by an evil wizard Rothbart who is crazy about marrying Odette. Handsome Prince Siegfried together with two merry squirrels struggle to defeat the evil wizard to complete this classic fairy tales. The movie features original Tschaikovsky music. Written by Lucky-16

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Official Sites:

Movie Circus [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swan Lake See more »

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Runtime:

(English)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Has two different existing English-translated versions. On DVD, both are only available for purchase online in bootleg-copy formats, as there was never an official American DVD release for either. On VHS, one of the English-translated versions was released in America officially, but still has a reputation for being very hard to find, at least in its original form (not a bootleg copy.) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Margarita: Oh, Hans. Isn't she beautiful?
Hans: Huh?
[he runs up to Margarita]
Hans: Did you say something to me, Margarita?
Margarita: I'm talking about that swan with the crown.
Hans: Huh?
Margarita: Isn't she just magnificent?
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Connections

Referenced in Final Fantasy II (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Lake
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Stefan Soltesz
Performed by Wiener Symphoniker
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My favourite anime
14 May 2004 | by embla_03See all my reviews

I saw this anime in 1992 in Swedish when I was 8 years old. Now I am 20 and I bought this on ebay last year (2003) and I really enjoyed watching it again. Now I am watching it in English but that is OK because I understand the language.

One day i decided to buy this anime film but it was difficult to find in Sweden so I checked on ebay and there it was so I bid on it and finally I had won the item. I was very pleased about it because now I was going to see Swan Lake again for the first time since 1992.

The film was released from Japan in 1982 but I was not born at that time, only 2 years later I was born and had no clue about this film until 1992 when I was 8.

Swan Lake is about Prince Siegfried and a mysterious Swan who is reallu an enchanted princess called Odette. Odette is hold captive by an evil wizard called Rothbard and his daughter Odile. Siegfried and Odette falls in love but Rothbart has asked Odette to be his wife but she refuses because there is only one man in her heart, Siegfried. So one day there is a ball at Siegfrieds castle and he vows Odette to be his wife. Although there is one problem, Odile and Rothbart knows about this and Odette is locked up in the tower. But two squirrels helps her to escape, Hans and Margarita. Siegfried discovers he has been fooled and follows Odette to the castle. There he and Rothbart fight and finally Rothbart and Odile are defeated with true love. And Odette and Siegfried live happily ever after.


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