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The Swan Princess (1994)

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A power hungry sorcerer transforms a princess into 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 ... Lord 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 ... Chamberlain (voice)
Davis Gaines ... 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 (42) »

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The Magic Begins November 1994


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La princesa encantada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,771,658
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was adapted from the famous ballet "Swan Lake." See more »

Goofs

During the song "No More Mr. Nice Guy", at 52:33, if you look at the top of the screen, you will see the top of the animation table accidentally revealed by the camera's movement. See more »

Quotes

Queen Uberta: [singing] The children seem to get along quite nicely.
King William: We'll join our lands if this arrangement clicks.
Queen Uberta: My dear King William, that's my point precisely.
King William: It's such good parenting...
Queen Uberta: And politics! So happy we agree!
King William: I think we've got a deal!
Queen Uberta: Derek's quite a catch!
King William: This is my idea...
Queen Uberta: This is my idea...
King WilliamQueen Uberta: Of a match!
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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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Whimsical children's tale, good animation and storytelling
24 January 2006 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

It's been a little while since I had seen "The Swan Princess," but I could distinctly recall many scenes from it. I'd always enjoyed it before, so I decided to watch it again - for the most part, it still holds up.

Of course, it's a children's tale, so some slack must be given; it's not going to be as well-rounded (entertainment-wise) as a movie like "Toy Story," but it does contain its fair share of adult-oriented jokes along with silly physical humor that will amuse children.

The story is pretty basic - a lovely princess is destined to marry a prince, but an evil sorcerer (voiced by the diabolical Jack Palance) has other plans and kills the princess' father, locks the daughter away and casts a spell on her so that she turns into a swan at night.

It's predictable, but it's got a great vocal cast, and the animation is pretty good. Give it a shot. Avoid the unnecessary cash-in sequel.


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