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The Swan Princess is an animated, musical adaption of the fairy tale, "Swan Lake." An aging king (Dakin Matthews) and a widowed queen (Sandy Duncan) arrange a marriage between his only daughter and her only son, despite the two children's initial dislike of one another. Eventually they fall in love, but the evil sorcerer Rothbart (Jack Palance), desiring the throne for himself, enchants the princess Odette (Michelle Nicastro). She is a swan by day, and becomes a woman only when the moon rises. Prince Derek (Howard McGillin) refuses to accept another bride and continues to search for his lost love. When he finds her, Derek must fight the sorcerer to free her from the spell. Winner of the Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence and the Parent's Choice Award, this adventure exhibits high quality animation and a blend of romantic and humorous musical numbers. The animal characters are fun without being too cute, including Jean-Bob the frog who thinks he is a prince, given voice by John Cleese. The subtle layering of spiritual symbolism makes this film intelligent enough for adults to enjoy as well as children. ~ Lucinda Ramsey, Rovi

  • Release date:November 18, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association David Zippel Best Original Song 1994 Nominee

Cast

Jack Palance
as Rothbart
John Cleese
as Jean-Bob
Sandy Duncan
as Queen Uberta
Steven Wright
as Speed
Steve Vinovich
as Puffin
Mark Harelik
as Lord Rogers
James Arrington
as Chamberlain
Andrew Duncan
Joel McKinnon Miller
as Bromley
Dakin Matthews
as King William
Adam Wylie
as Derek
Dakin Matthews
as King William
Joel McKinnon Miller
as Bromley

Crew

Richard Rich
Director
Richard Rich
Producer
Matt Mazer
Producer
Richard Rich
Screen Story
Richard Rich
Screenwriter
David Zippel
Songwriter
Armetta Jackson-Hamlett
Editor
Mike Hodgson
Art Director
Thomas J. Tobin
Co-producer
Terry L. Noss
Co-producer
Mike Hodgson
Supervisor/Manager
Geoffrey Johnson
Casting
Tara Jayne Rubin
Casting
Matt Mazer
Co-Executive Producer
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