The Swan Princess

Synopsis: As children, Prince Derek and Princess Odette are forced to spend their summers together by their widowed parents, who hope that the two will eventually fall in love and marry, so their two kingdoms will be united. As children and adolescents, Derek and Odette can't stand each other, but as young adults they begin to see each other in a different light and fall in love with each other. But one night things take a bad turn when Derek unintentionally offends Odette, who then refuses to marry him if he can't prove that he loves her for who she is and not just her beauty. Odette and her father are then attacked by Lord Rothbart, a vengeful sorcerer who was cast out of William's kingdom when he plotted against the king. In the form of a beast, Rothbart mortally wounds William, and kidnaps Odette then places her under a spell. Now it is up to Derek to rescue Odette by showing his undying love. But will he be in time?
Director(s): Richard Rich
Production: New Line Cinema
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

The Swan Princess

I'm not finished with you yet, Willi.

Someday I'll get my power back,

and when I do,

everything you own,

everything you love,

will be mine!

Oh, here they come.

Dear Berta, and lovely as ever.

Oh, a nest.

Ah, and who is this terrific

young man be?

Young prince Derek, no doubt.

Welcome to our fair Kingdom dear

William, and to you, young Princess.

Go on, Derek!

Dear, go on!

- Mother!

- Derek!

Hello Princess Odette,

I'm very pleased to meet you.

Pleased to meet you, Prince Derek.



I can't believe I'm stuck

with her all summer,

I'll bet, she doesn't wrestle,

hunt or box.

He looks conceited,

What a total bummer.

If I get lucky, I'll get chicken pox.

So happy you could come.

So happy to be here.

How I'd like to run.

This is not my idea.

This isn't my idea,

Of fun.

The children seem to get

along quite nicely.

We'll join our lands if

this arrangement clicks.

My dear King William,

that's my point precisely.

It's such good parenting

And politics.

So happy we agree.

I think we've got a deal.

Derek's quite a catch.

This is my idea.

This is my idea,

Of a match.

And such fun!

Good heavens, child, don't dawdle,

We can't keep Derek waiting.

I haven't packed or washed my hair

And, father, I get seasick.

They soon will be arriving,

Is that respect you're showing?

To make me kiss her hand again,

I swear I'm going to be sick.

One day Prince Derek will

be her intended.


We've tried all summer,

but we just can't lose her.

Hey fellas, wait up!

Quick, put on some speed.

When picking teams

Or friends,

I never choose her.

You'd think she'd take a hint?

and learn to read?

This really isn't fair.

We really couldn't care.

Boys, it's all or none.

This is not my idea.

This isn't my idea

Of fun.

Long before they met,

Derek and Odette,

Were destined to be wedded.

However anyone could see,

The only point on which they

didn't disagree,

Was that the very thought

of summertime,

Was dreaded.

She tries to talk me

into playing dress-up.

So, she's always flirting

with the castle guards.

I think you really sort of

like her, 'fess up.

I'd like her better if she'd

lose at cards. Four sevens and a ten!

I think I've won again.

Every time she's won.

This is my idea.

This isn't my idea

Of fun.

We need a royal wedding.

I'd love to be invited.

At least we'd get a holiday,

to rest our ploughs and axes.

Someday these two will marry,

Two lands will be united,

And with some luck their marriage,

may result in lower taxes.

What if Odette doesn't go

for the merger?

Urge her!

For as long as I remember,

We've been told

we'd someday wed,

Every June until September.

All their pushing and

annoying hints.

I've got bruises with

their fingerprints.

I can do much better I am sure.

He's so immature.

I see him smiling

and my knees start buckling,

I see inside him

and my doubts are gone.

She started out as

such an ugly duckling,

And somehow suddenly

became a swan.

So happy to be here.

'Til now I never knew.

It is you I've been dreaming of.

This is my idea.

What a good idea, such

a charming and romantic notion.

This is my idea.

This is my idea.

Such a good idea.

Such a good idea.

What a good idea,

such a powerful and magic potion.

This is exactly my idea,

Of love.

This is my idea.

This is my idea.

This is my idea...

Of love.

Arrange the marriage.



You are all, I ever wanted.

You're beautiful.

Thank you, but what else?

What else?

Is beauty all that matters to you?


What else?

- I... What else is there?

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Brian Nissen

Brian Nissen (20 October 1927 in London – 8 February 2001 in Salisbury, Wiltshire) was a British actor and television continuity announcer. more…

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