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The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)

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It's a high-flying adventure when Louie, a mute trumpeter swan, is given the gift of a trumpet, and finds his voice.

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Judy Rothman Rofé (screenplay), E.B. White (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Alexander ... Father (voice)
Mary Steenburgen ... Mother (voice)
Reese Witherspoon ... Serena (voice)
Seth Green ... Boyd (voice)
Carol Burnett ... Mrs. Hammerbotham (voice)
Joe Mantegna ... Monty (voice)
Sam Gifaldi Sam Gifaldi ... Sam Beaver (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Louie (voice) (as Dee Baker)
Melissa Disney ... Billie (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Serena (cygnet) / Paramedic / Newscaster (voice)
Elizabeth Daily ... Ella (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
Pamela Adlon ... A.G. Skinner (voice) (as Pamela Segall Adlon)
Steve Vinovich ... Maurice / Ranger (voice)
Gary Anthony Williams ... Sweets (voice)
Corey Burton ... Senator (voice)
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Storyline

It's a high-flying adventure when Louie, a mute trumpeter swan, is given the gift of a trumpet, and finds his voice.

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Plot Keywords:

swan | animal | skunk | mute | trumpet | See All (12) »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Schwan mit der Trompete See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,202, 13 May 2001

Gross USA:

$152,525
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In early trailers for the film, the character "Louie" was spelled "Louis" and pronounced as "Lewis". See more »

Goofs

The trumpet changes color throughout the film. Sometimes the trumpet's color is gold, when the trumpet is supposed to be silver. See more »

Quotes

Father: May the hills echo with your new voice, my son.
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Connections

Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, Hey
Written by Marcus Miller and Randy Rogel
Performed by Melissa Disney, Elizabeth Daily (as E.G. Daily) and Ann Marie Lee
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Mediocre, watchable for kids
25 February 2009 | by long-fordSee all my reviews

This is a mediocre family friendly animation. It's nothing special but works as modest time-pass entertainment specially for young children. The story deals with a trumpeter swan who doesn't have a voice and so doesn't know how to attract a mate. Would it help if he got a real trumpet and learned to play? The animation quality is alright for home viewing. The voice work is decent with Jason Alexander, Reese Witherspoon and Carol Burnett managing to hold our attention. The songs are dull and feel like padding. The film runs a short seventy minutes and is acceptable for kids.

Overall 4/10


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