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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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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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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 »

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Rothbart: [as Derek on horseback sprints to reach a dying Odette] If you hurry, little prince, I'll let you see her one last time...
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #18.1 (1997) See more »

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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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A Childhood Memory

When I was little, I watched this movie over and over. I loved it so much, I even bought the sequel (the second sequel, no, but the first I did like). I absolutely adored it. When I hit 10 or 12, I sort of forgot about it.

So, yesterday, bored out of my skull, I decided, what the heck? I dug out the old VHS copy and stuck it in the VCR. I honestly only remembered something about a Princess being cursed and her being in love with a Prince, but I did remember that I loved it.

But when I watched it last night, I cringed in parts. The animation bothered me, it was so bad. I mean, what was up with Odette's hair? Honestly. And the story/songs were a bit cheesy.

Don't get me wrong. I'm a big fan of Disney-and-Disney-style movies for kids. And maybe I'm being too harsh - after all, there have been worse movies. (Have you seen some of the Barbie movies? I rest my case.) All I'm saying is that as a kid, I loved this. I wasn't distracted by the fact that all Odette did was cry over Derek, or that Derek was a complete dumb@##. It was just a pretty story.

Now that I'm older, however, it's a slightly different story.


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