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The Trumpet of the Swan

The Trumpet of the Swan
The Trumpet of the Swan
The Trumpet of the Swan
  • G
  • 1h 15m
  • 2001
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Sometimes being different helps you to find your voice! From the author of Stuart Little and the co-director of The Fox and the Hound. When triplets are born to proud Trumpeter Swan parents (Mary Steenburgen and Jason Alexander), everyone is bursting with joy. All seems perfect until they discover that their only son, Louie, can't speak! And, without a voice, Louie can't compete against his loudmouth rival Boyd (Seth Green) for the affections of his true love, Serena (Reese Witherspoon). But with help from a boy at camp and his teacher (Carol Burnett) and, with dubious guidance from a big city agent (Joe Mantegna), Louie discovers his own unique talents which will help him find his place in the world.
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Common Sense Says
Sweet animated movie about finding your voice; some peril.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Trumpet of the Swan is a 2001 animated film. It has some tension and peril but is a fine family film based on E.B. White's story. Louie's father breaks a store window and steals a trumpet. The father is chased and shot at. Louie and Boyd fight over the girl they both like. A fox tries to attack some swans. A mean boy is about to go over a waterfall, but Louie swoops in to save him. Louie flies through a lightning storm. Convinced that his son will be a failure because he doesn't have a beautiful swan voice, Louie's dad risks his life to find a voice substitute. An unscrupulous human tries to take advantage of Louie's great talents. Name-calling includes "creep," "feather breath," and "worm eater."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:May 11, 2001
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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