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The Swan Princess (1994)

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A power-hungry sorcerer curses a princess to live as a swan by day in this tale of everlasting love.

Director:

Richard Rich

Writers:

Richard Rich (story), Brian Nissen (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Sir Rothbart (voice)
Howard McGillin ... Adult Prince Derek (voice)
Michelle Nicastro ... Adult Princess Odette (voice)
Liz Callaway ... Princess Odette (singing voice)
John Cleese ... Jean-Bob (voice)
Steven Wright ... Speed (voice)
Steve Vinovich ... Puffin (voice)
Mark Harelik ... Lord Rogers (voice)
James Arrington James Arrington ... Sir Chamberlain (voice)
Davis Gaines Davis Gaines ... Sir Chamberlain (singing voice)
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Bromley (voice)
Dakin Matthews ... King William (voice)
Sandy Duncan ... Queen Uberta (voice)
Brian Nissen Brian Nissen ... Narrator (voice)
Adam Wylie ... Young Prince Derek (voice)
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Storyline

As children, Prince Derek and Princess Odette are forced to spend their summers together by their widowed parents, who hope that the two will eventually fall in love and marry, so their two kingdoms will be united. As children and adolescents, Derek and Odette can't stand each other, but as young adults they begin to see each other in a different light and fall in love with each other. But one night things take a bad turn when Derek unintentionally offends Odette, who then refuses to marry him if he can't prove that he loves her for who she is and not just her beauty. Odette and her father are then attacked by Lord Rothbart, a vengeful sorcerer who was cast out of William's kingdom when he plotted against the king. In the form of a beast, Rothbart mortally wounds William, and kidnaps Odette then places her under a spell. Now it is up to Derek to rescue Odette by showing his undying love. But will he be in time? Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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princess | sorcerer | prince | king | vow | See All (54) »

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The Magic Begins November 1994 See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The effects for the water and the castle's reflection were borrowed from the teaser trailer, which was animated by Dream Quest Images using a combination of painted backgrounds and computer graphics and shown in theaters a year before the film's release. See more »

Goofs

When Odette and William are visiting Derek's land by boat and William exits the boat, his cloak is green. In the next scene, when he is kissing Uberta, his cloak changes to blue. Then it is green again. Although none of the characters change clothing throughout the first scenes in the movie, William's cloak changes color frequently throughout his scenes. See more »

Quotes

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Narrator: Once upon a time, there was a king named William, who ruled a large and mighty kingdom. And yet, he was sad. He was growing old and had no child to inherit the thrown. Then happily, a daughter was born, a princess and she was given the name Odette... Kings and queens came from all around to offer the gifts to the child. Among them was the widow Uberta and her young son Prince Derek... It was then that William and Uberta happened upon the same idea. Derek and Odette will be brought ...
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Alternate Versions

In the 2019 Blu-ray and 4K digital printings, there have been a few audible edits in addition to the film's restoration and the Nest Entertainment logo being retained. See more »


Soundtracks

No More Mr. Nice Guy
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Lex de Azevedo
Fountain Girls: Emilie de Azevedo Brown, Emily Pearson, Julieta de Azevedo, Rachel Coleman, and Melissa Pace-Tanner
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my childhood!
26 February 2017 | by snpereraSee all my reviews

I will always love this movie. The romance and chemistry between the two main characters are great! I love how sweet and simple it is and I love the animation in it and it looks like a real fairy tale. The music and songs in this movie are so great as well. I love that we get to see the characters as children and then grow into adults. This movie will always be a part of my childhood.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Swan Princess See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,445,155, 20 November 1994

Gross USA:

$9,771,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,771,658
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby | D-Cinema 48kHz 7.1 (re-release)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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