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The Swan Princess 25th Anniversary Review

by Erik

The Backstory

I am a fan of animated movies. All sorts of animated movies, not just the ones that come from a certain well-known giant corporation. I also have a 10-year-old daughter. So, I spend a lot of time watching animated movies. It’s nice to find a princess movie that comes from someone other than the aforementioned well-known corporation. And that is The Swan Princess.

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I have to admit I didn’t even know this movie existed. It was released 25 years ago (hey we’re reviewing the 25th Anniversary edition in case you didn’t know) when it would have been hard for me to get to a movie theater to watch an animated princess movie (also known as college).

But as I said, now I have a daughter and I am frequently forced to watch things I never would have considered. Those aren’t all bad, in fact a lot of shows turn out to be quite enjoyable. However, being forced to watch the same things over and over and over and OVER is enough to drive a lot of people to drink, not that I know anything about that. It’s nice when something new enters our orbit and it’s a bonus when that something new is also good. The Swan Princess fits the bill on both accounts.

The Plot

The Swan Princess is the story of Odette, a princess who has been cursed by the evil sorcerer Rothbart to assume the form of a swan, except for a brief period at night when the moonlight touches her lake. Rothbart wants her to agree to marry him so he can take over her kingdom, but she continually refuses. The only way to break the curse is a vow of everlasting love from Prince Derek.

Does he succeed in freeing Odette? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.

My Take

I have to admit that I liked this movie. I am still a fan of old-school animation and the story was fun and upbeat and not too scary. Yes, my 10-year-old is not some jaded pre-teen that can watch super-scary movies. If you want to watch a fun movie with your kids, you should definitely check out The Swan Princess, now available in High-definition.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of The Swan Princess for review, but all opinions are my own. If I don’t like a movie, I will tell you.

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