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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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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2001 (Australia) 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$152,525, 20 May 2001
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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 Cinematic Excrement: Norm of the North (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Louie's Lullaby
Written by Marcus Miller
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movie is OK but not at all true to the book
1 February 2005 | by wedgewuSee all my reviews

Being a very large fan of the original story, this movie was absolutely abysmal. As a standalone movie it's just a bit below par (the songs are just awful), but given that it was based on such a great story, this film had something to live up to, and it falls far short of that. There are characters and storyline added that don't really make sense - and some of the best parts of the original story were omitted.

For some reason, the swans all have hair that is obnoxiously colored. Lime green, purple, yellow and orange?? I guess this is so you can tell them apart but there could've been a less anatomically incorrect way to do it... but I guess this will be OK for kids.

If you are a fan of the original story looking for a decent movie adaptation, DO NOT watch this movie. You will be sorely disappointed.

If you're looking for a cute and fun movie to watch with your kids, then this movie is adequate. But just barely.


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