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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Bobcat Goldthwait were considered for the role of Chamberlain. See more »

Goofs

The bows and arrows used by Derek and his friend have all been under water for considerable amounts of time, yet they all work perfectly. See more »

Quotes

Odette: [Odette is dying] Derek... I-I feel so weak... I think... I'm...
Prince Derek: No... You'll live, Odette! The vow I made was for you!
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Soundtracks

Practice, Practice, Practice
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Paul Ainsley, Ric Stoneback, Tom Alan Robbins, Lenny Wolpe, and Sandy Duncan
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This movie is so worth watching!
20 February 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Out of the Richard Rich animations, this is definitely the best. Here's why. I was hugely disappointed in the King and I, and Black Cauldron failed on character development. Swan Princess is an excellent movie, that is much better than the above titles. The weakest character was Derek, he was a bit of a drip, whereas Odette is a feisty and beautiful character, and I actually loved her hair. The voice cast is highly commendable- Jack Palance came alive in a positively booming way with the character of Lord Rothbart, who is a great villain and John Clesse is sidesplittingly funny as Jean Bob. There are some really funny lines "You should write a book...How to offend women in 5 syllables or less."(Jean Bob and Rodgers get the best of them) Can I also say, that this is one of the few animations that makes excellent use of the evil-sorcerer-back-for-revenge formula? The animation is actually not as bad as most people say, a bit deflated at times, but very nice mostly with some pretty colours and the songs are sweet and memorable especially Far Longer Than Forever. This is My Idea is a long song but also catchy and is a good look at how Derek and Odette went to hating each other to loving. I also absolutely loved the incidental music, and the ending is satisfying. Other than that, it is so worth watching! 8/10. Bethany Cox


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