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E.B. White's children's story of a swan searching for his voice comes to life in this animated adventure. When young Louie the Swan is hatched, it's soon discovered that he isn't able to make a sound, which is a matter of no small annoyance to his boastful father (voice of Jason Alexander) and doting mother (voice of Mary Steenburgen). As Louie gets a bit older, he falls in love with Serena (voice of Reese Witherspoon), but he has no way of telling her how he feels. Despondent, Louie flies away, and makes friends with a young boy named Sam (voice of Sam Gifaldi). Sam realizes Louie has a problem, and with the help of his schoolteacher, Mrs. Hammerbotham (Carol Burnett), Louie learns to read and write. Louie is thrilled that he has finally found a way to communicate, but his joy is short-lived when he discovers his fellow swans are not well acquainted with the English language. At long last, Louie finds a way to speak in a way his family and fellows can understand when his father gives him a trumpet; while Louie is thrilled and shows a remarkable gift for the instrument, his dad's happiness is diluted by the fact that the horn is stolen merchandise. Determined to pay for the stolen trumpet and make his family proud, Louie flies away to the big city, where he lands a lucrative gig playing with a jazz combo. At last, Louie has found fame, fortune, and self-respect, but can he win the heart of Serena away from her fiancé, Boyd (Seth Green)? The score for The Trumpet of the Swan was written by noted jazz artist Marcus Miller; rock & roll pioneer [[Performer~P42699~Little Richard~littlerichard]] also contributed a song to the soundtrack. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 11, 2001

Cast

Jason Alexander
as Father
Mary Steenburgen
as Mother
Reese Witherspoon
as Serena
Seth Green
as Boyd
Carol Burnett
as Mrs. Hammerbotham
Joe Mantegna
as Monty
Melissa Disney
as Louie
Dee Bradley Baker
as Louie
Melissa Disney
as Dee Baker Billie

Crew

Richard Rich
Director
Terry L. Noss
Director
Lin Oliver
Producer
Judy Rothman Rofe
Screenwriter
Richard Rich
Co-producer
Thomas J. Tobin
Co-producer
Terry L. Noss
Co-producer
Mike Hodgson
Layout
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