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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.

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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 (44) »

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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

The court composer who works for Prince Derek's royal family is called Lord Rogers. This could be a reference to composer Richard Rodgers of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame. The pair was one of the most successful and influential writing teams in the history of American musical theater. Composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and lyricist-dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) created such classic Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. All of them later turned into hit movies: Oklahoma! (1955), Carousel (1956), South Pacific (1958), The King and I (1956), and The Sound of Music (1965). 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

[first lines]
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

The United States full screen printings use the Nest Entertainment logo, but the worldwide printings and the North American digital printings use the New Line Cinema logo. See more »

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Written by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer
Bienstock Music on behalf of Redwood Music Ltd./
Golden Rule Music on behalf of Broadway Music Corp.
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Good Movie
11 March 2006 | by wetnoodle1016See all my reviews

I happen to think that this was a very cute fantasy movie. It does not copy The Swan Lake and it is original. However, it has some good love scenes and I liked it in the sense that it was very fun to watch. I still remember the movie from when I've seen it years ago. It has pretty good animation and good songs to remember. The music is nice to listen to. The characters are displayed well and the voices are clear. This movie is adorable. I liked it very much and it was memorable. There are two sequels following it that I enjoyed as well. The third one was very funny. Anyways, The Swan Princess was satisfying. This is a great movie to show to kids and adults.


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