Lacks luster and pales in comparison to Disney's fairy tales, but is still enjoyable.
over 5 years
I like that she didn't wait to be saved, she actually did stuff. And the music is cute too
Oh my goodness, one of my favorites. I've watched is many times, since I was a kid. Enjoy!
over 6 years
Uninspired, uncreative, basically a poor man's Disney cash in.
over 6 years
I still love the song about Prince Derek and Odette.
The Swan Princess is a 1994 American animated film based on the ballet "Swan Lake". Starring the voice talents of Jack Palance, John Cleese, Steven Wright, and Sandy Duncan, the film is directed by a former Disney animation director, Richard Rich, with a music score by Lex de Azevedo. The film was followed by two direct-to-video sequels: The Swan Princess II: Escape from Castle Mountain (1997) and The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom (1998). This is one of the only two animated films released by New Line Cinema; the other being 1989's Babar: The Movie.
The film begins with an aging king named William (Dakin Matthews) who has a daughter named Odette (Michelle Nicastro/Liz Callaway). His friend, the widowed Queen Uberta (Sandy Duncan) decide to have Odette and the Queen's son, Prince Derek (Adam Wylie/Howard McGillin), meet every summer with hopes they'd fall in love, so as to unite their kingdoms as one. At first, while Odette and Derek are still children, this fails...