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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lord Rothbart (voice)
... Adult Prince Derek (voice)
... Adult Princess Odette (voice)
... Princess Odette (singing voice)
... Jean-Bob (voice)
... Speed (voice)
... Puffin (voice)
... Lord Rogers (voice)
James Arrington ... Chamberlain (voice)
... Chamberlain (singing voice)
... Bromley (voice)
... King William (voice)
... Queen Uberta (voice)
Brian Nissen ... Narrator (voice)
... 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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The Magic Begins November 1994


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18 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La princesa encantada  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,771,658
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Trivia

This was the last animated feature that was made using traditional animation (i.e. cels, ink and paint). It took four years to produce the movie. See more »

Goofs

The fifth movie states that a powerful force named The Forbidden Arts was planning to destroy the swan princess so he can be unstoppable. If that's the case, why did he hire Rothbart to do the work? See more »

Quotes

Prince Derek: Don't let her die.
Rothbart: Is that a threat?
Prince Derek: Don't you dare let her die!
Rothbart: Oh, it *is* a threat!
Prince Derek: You're the only one with the power. Now, *do it*!
[Rothbart throws him aside]
Rothbart: Only if you defeat... me!
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #31.7 (2004) See more »

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No Fear
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Liz Callaway, Steve Vinovich, Jonathan Hadary, and David Zippel
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This movie is so worth watching!
20 February 2009 | by See 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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