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Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Hakuchou no Mizuumi


Alternative Titles

English: Swan Lake
Japanese: 世界名作童話 白鳥の湖

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1981
Producers: Toei Video
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.291 (scored by 894 users)
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Ranked: #23772
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Popularity: #6211
Members: 1,811
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Synopsis

When Prince Siegfried spots a beautiful swan with a crown on its head, for some reason he feels compelled to follow it. He discovers that the swan is, in fact, a princess named Odette, who is under a wizard's curse that causes her to become a swan by day. The wizard, Rothbart, wants to keep Odette to himself, and the only thing that can break the spell on Odette is a man who truly loves her, with all his heart and soul...

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Siegfried
Main
Shigaki, Taro
Japanese
Odette
Main
Takeshita, Keiko
Japanese
Hans
Supporting
Matsukane, Yoneko
Japanese
Adolf
Supporting
Mugihito
Japanese
Margarita
Supporting
Shiraishi, Fuyumi
Japanese
Rotbarth
Supporting
Koike, Asao
Japanese
Odille
Supporting
Ichiryuusai, Harumi
Japanese

Staff

Yabuki, Kimio
Director
Wakamatsu, Masashi
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Music, Original Creator
Ebisawa, Kazuo
Background Art


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More reviewsReviews

Nov 16, 2007
Enge (All reviews)
One of my childhood favorites!! I wrote down that I watched it 20 times, but truthfully I probably watched it many more times than that ^.^

While not entirely faithful, the main plot doesn't deviate much from the original Swan Lake story. However, the wonderful character development, the way the mood seamlessly slips from light-hearted comedy to heartfelt romance (and everything in between), and even the little quirky characters like that squirrell that chewed through a bunch of wooden handles make this movie one of the most memorable I've ever seen.

Since the movie was made in 1981, the art is a bit read more
Mar 3, 2010
RobdeFR (All reviews)
This movie had a soft fairy tale that flew along the famous Tchaikovsky theme of the same name. I don't know about the original story of the theme, but this one was about a princess of a kingdom that was defeated by a evil wizard, that was turned into a swan for no one to be able to fall in love with her. The thing is that Siegfried, a prince of a kingdom nearby gets an interest on the pretty bird on the lake, the rest, as they say, is history.

I found interesting the fact that they used the wizard as a friendly fellow read more

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