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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:08 am 
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That's some cheap-ass early computer games animation.


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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:16 pm 
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That absolutely isn't Odette on the box set artwork. Odette also looks about 8 years older than her 'daughter'.
I agree Atlantica, it looks like those Barbie movies.
The whole film is on youtube. I don't know whether to torture myself for just over an hour.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:15 pm 
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Ehmmm... bump

The Region 2 DVD I have from Belgium is 1,78:1.

You generally lose a bit from the top and bottom but you gain picture on the sides, so the difference isn't that big at all.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:16 am 
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According to Wikipedia

"In the US the film along with its sequels is only available in fullscreen, as opposed to the European releases where the film is preserved in its original 1.85:1 Widescreen aspect ratio"

Still weird that the US would get a fullscreen release and EU would get widescreen. Doesn't make much sense.

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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:54 pm 
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I finally saw the latest SP movie (even though I had the DVD for like two years), and surprisingly, it's actually pretty good :o. Make no mistake, it's an absolute pain to watch and the graphics are beyond horrid, but color me impressed with what they did with the story. First, the title and the cover art are pretty much misleading because they represent just a small chunk of the overall story. The story itself progresses naturally from what came before, it even goes back to a time before the events of the first movie (with some slight retconning), the villain is not a comic relief but a formidable foe, it gets very somber and heavy in certain parts, and there are some super funny bits with Queen Uberta. If only the visuals matched the story I'd be tempted to call this the best SP movie made, but even if they don't I feel the movie as a whole is much better than Escape from Castle Mountain and The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom, and especially The Swan Princess Christmas.

The whole movie is on YT in case you don't want to pay for it :).


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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 10:48 am 
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The sixth installment in The Swan Princess film series is coming this Fall and the seventh one is coming in 2017! Aren't you excited? There's no escape, now. :lol:

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Cast of characters and concept art for the sixth film.

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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 1:12 pm 
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Oh my.

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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 12:52 pm 
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At least she seems a bit more on model than in the previous films. Granted it could just be the clip art.. The cast of characters seems interesting. It's giving me Princess and the Goblin vibes.


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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 4:31 am 
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I didn't even look at that portfolio earlier! I understand they're looking for merchandise opportunities, but some of the stuff they have there isn't exactly doing them favors... Like, I wouldn't take pride in my brand being "the latest in a series of Disney wannabes" even if the rest of the quote is positive , or state that the brand is "a merchandise winner" when the only merchandise the series ever had came out 22 years ago.

And that voice talent section is so off the mark... I mean, John Cleese hasn't voiced Jean-Bob in over 20 years. But I do like the images. I too hope they improved the CG models, and it's not just for clip art.


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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 1:06 pm 
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The 6th Swan Princess movie will be called "Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today!".

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A 7th film has already gone into production.

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Streetlight Animation Productions and Swan Princess Partners Utah LLC is busy producing the seventh Swan Princess film for release in 2017. Look for more exciting Swan Princess products, movies, and music as we continue to build the greatest group of fans in the world!
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Official online destinations for The Swan Princess.

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The Swan Princess
The Swan Princess: The Secret of the Castle
The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure
The Swan Princess Christmas
The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale
The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today
The Swan Princess: Royally Undercover
The Swan Princess: A Royal Myztery

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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 7:40 pm 
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Sorry for being off topic, Sotiris, but what do you think about The Swan Princess?


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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:28 am 
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The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today! will be released on DVD and Digital on September 06, 2016. You can watch the trailer, here and visit the film's website, here.

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With her parents away for the summer, fun-loving, young Princess Alise must spend her time with Queen Uberta, training to be the perfect, proper royal…But what she really wants is to become a swashbuckling pirate! Princess Alise sets sail with Lord Rogers, Jean-Bob the frog and Speed the turtle on a bold, high seas journey filled with amazing adventure, danger and discovery. After a shipwreck leaves the brave crew stranded on a wild, mysterious island, they meet Lucas, a young boy who has been living in seclusion. Now the faithful friends must work together to escape the island and the ferociously hungry creatures that dwell there.
Source: https://www.amazon.com/Swan-Princess-To ... 01HMFHSR8/


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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:47 pm 
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Well the animation looks slightly better on everyone except Odette. Granted, we only got a couple of glimpses at her. Sad to see all the focus seems to be on her daughter instead.


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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:31 pm 
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Apparently, the owners of The Swan Princess franchise have trouble finding illustrators that can draw Odette and Derek on-model. That would certainly explain the horrible DVD covers and clip-art. Why don't they just hire an animator, preferably one that worked on the original film?

Malane Newman wrote:
Last year I met the owners of Swan Princess Partners, the company who owns and creates the series of animated feature films, The Swan Princess. They talked about their 7th film due to come out and how some artists were having a little difficulty in drawing the characters exactly as they appeared in the first animated feature film simply entitled “The Swan Princess”. I had to agree, that although what they showed me did resemble the original characters, some parts of their facial features were different when comparing them side by side.

The owners decided to give me a try so they hired me to create an illustration of Princess Odette and Prince Derek as they first appeared in the original animated feature to be used as the model for future films…but with one change, they wanted the characters to have a regal smile so they could use them in their other marketing efforts. Now, if you ever saw the original film, you know that both characters were all encompassed in drama and never smiled. When they were happy, they were kissing. I just completed the drawings and happy to say, the owners liked the results. I hope you do too!
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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:28 am 
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Sorry for nagging, Sotiris, but what are your thoughts about the original Richard Rich's Swan Princess?


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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:07 pm 
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Two Swan Princess apps have been released. One just called The Swan Princess (iTunes/Google Play) and another one called The Swan Princess: Hidden Tales (iTunes/Google Play).

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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
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Two new Swan Princess books are being published, the one called "The Serenade Song" and the other "My Beloved Father".

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The Swan Princess: The Serenade Song is the first storybook from The Swan Princess since the original Scholastic book in 1994. This is an all new adventure story of The Swan Princess, written and illustrated by Evelyn Vicario. The Serenade Song is a 34 page children's story about Princess Odette and Prince Derek's continued struggles with evil magic and the malicious Rothbart. With the help of their friends, Puffin, Jean-Bob, Speed and Bromley, they battle for love to prevail over evil. The book illustrations are created from the original images from the 1994 animated classic, The Swan Princess and feature the newly designed Princess Odette, by Malane Newman.
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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
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The 7th movie in the series will be called "Royally Undercover".

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Still from the upcoming movie. Yes, they are wearing sunglasses. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
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The Swan Princess: Royally Undercover will be released on DVD and Digital on March 28, 2017. You can watch the trailer, here, a behind-the-scenes featurette, here, and visit the film's website, here.

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After mysterious visitors arrive in the Kingdom, Princess Alise, Lucas and their friends go undercover on a secret spy adventure to see if they can be trusted. They will need all of their superior detective skills as well as some super cool gadgets to solve the royal mystery and save the Kingdom.
Source: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X8YVY84/


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 Post subject: Re: The Swan Princess
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:47 pm 
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Is Richard Rich still directing these? :huh:

And I wonder if Mooky will be getting this one. :)


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