• The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)

The Trumpet of the Swan

Release Date: May 11th, 2001

DVD Release Date: July 31st, 2001

G |1 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

In this animated feature, a swan named Louie (Dee Baker) breaks out of his egg to an enthusiastic reception from his proud parents. Soon, however, it is revealed that poor Louie cannot make a sound, alienating him from his siblings -- trumpeter swans who have lovely calls. Louie grows up mute and falls in love with Serena (Reese Witherspoon), but struggles to find a way to communicate his feelings for her. It is not until Louie masters the trumpet that his love finds free expression.

Cast: Jason Alexander, Mary Steenburgen, Reese Witherspoon, Seth Green, Carol Burnett, Joe Mantegna, Sam Gifaldi, Dee Bradley Baker

Director: Terry L. Noss , Richard Rich

Genres: Fantasy , Animated , Children

Production Co: TriStar Pictures

Distributors: TriStar Pictures

Keywords: Endearing, Charming, 2000s, Underdog, Family, Love, Mother, Growing up, Love interest, Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    The film is gentle and carries a simple moral.

  • 38
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    An innocuous family feature that's too little/too late in the fast-moving world of feature animation. show more

  • 63
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Modest, unassuming fare for younger children. show more

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