The Swan Princess 9: Kingdom of Music
|The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music|
|Directed by||Richard Rich |
|Produced by||Richard Rich|
Jared F. Brown
|Written by||Brian Nissen|
|Based on||Swan Lake|
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
|Music by||J Bateman|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music is a 2019 American computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Crest Animation Productions and Nest Family Entertainment, directed by Richard Rich and starring the voices of Nina Herzog as Odette, Yuri Lowenthal as Derek, Bleau as Alise (replaced Jayden Isabel) and Grant Durazzo as Lucas. It is the ninth film in The Swan Princess series. It was released on DVD and Digital HD in August 6, 2019. This film commemorates the 25th anniversary of The Swan Princess.
Plot[edit | edit source]
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In a far way Kingdom ruled by a mighty Emperor of Cathy who has two twins a boy named Prince Li and his twin sister Princess Mei Li. Prince Li is going to sing at the Swan Princess Music Festival Competition along with other groups who will also join the Festival. Princess Mei Li has a boyfriend named Chen who is under a spell forced to live as Dragon. As their Father the Emperor, gives a present box to Li to bring it as a gift to the Swan Princess (Princess Odette). Overhearing the conversation she runs out to meet Chen to tell how they can break the evil spell with Princess Odette's help. Chen gain his human form by sunset for only a few moments. But Chen disagrees at first thinking that its only a dream or something else.
At the Chambers Prince Li is preparing his things to sail to the Swan Princess Festival. Li feels so sure that he will win and he wished that his sister may come to see him sing. But Mei Li refuses. The next day Mei Li Stows away and sneaks inside one of the lounges from her brother. Ru his loyal friend and servant noticed that but he didn't say any word. While hiding Mei Li watches Chen fly with them.
At the Kingdom Uberta is observing how Lord Rogers shows the participants the statue of Scully the brave Scullion who saved Odette from Forbidden Arts and so many dangerous moments. Lucas now grown into a handsome young man meets Alise who is playing the harp very good the same piece of music that her parents loved. Lucas gives Alise tulips the same flowers he gave it to her when they were children. As Prince Li arrives at the Kingdom Alise and Lucas were playing a little bit but she has to go meeting the Prince. Prince Li gives Odette the box and Mei Li sees Odette and she knew she is the one who can help. Alise and Prince Li dont seem to like each other. That night Mei Li enters to the Castle to search for Odette and Chen was also there. Mei Li explains to Odette and Derek about the spell. They promise to do whatever they can to help them.
Soon the contestants are presented by Chamberlain. And Chamberlain announces Princess Odette who makes grand entrance wearing a beautiful dress.
Lucas and Alise gain feelings and having her dance card she puts Lucas' name as the second place to be the next dancer while her father is the first one on the list.Humbelani tires his best and so the others but Alise unintentionally says out of loud to Lucas that everyone could win except Prince Li and the audience went quiet. Li leaves feeling hurt.
Queen Uberta tells Alise that she must apologize to Li for her behavior. Lucas and Lord Rogers light communicate and Lucas can be a little jealous. So the next morning Alise and Prince Li meet and as he sees Alise's harp, he starts to play it very good and both play the instrument so perfectly good making Lucas even more jealous. Meanwhile, Mei Li, Odette, Derek and Chen go to Swan Lake the place where Derek confessed his feelings to Odette when she was under Rorthbart's spell. Odette and Derek explain that he was tricked by Bridget causing Odette to die. Using the same words that Derek said to Odette Mei Li tries to break the spell but nothing works. Chen is forced to turn back into a dragon.
Derek thinks that the only one who can help them is Scully. Scully agrees to help them as well and he found something to break the spell. He needed Blood of a dragon. So Derek tries to use is arrow and some blood left Chen's body. As he drinks his own blood he's still a dragon.
Scully must go to the Kingdom of Cathy to find something. An evil sorceress was the one who probably cursed Chen. Scully tries to read something in Chinese. As he remembers what was written,He told Derek that he should write what Scully have seen. As Mei Li reads it she is horrified that someone has to sacrifice something special.
Alise and Prince Li are now friends and it seems that they have falling in love with each other and trying to give their first kiss but Lucas spoils their romantic moment. Alise goes to Lucas and he says: How can you choose him I don't understand. Lucas is still jealous and Lord Rogers tries to cheer him up. Alise explains to Prince Li about her family and Prince Li never knew his mother and Alise says that she thinks about her father everyday and that she misses him very much. Odette and Derek overhear their conversation.
Soon the competition is about to start but Chen is still a dragon and Mei Li is unhappy. Their tried everything to break the spell. Mei Li scream in her painful heart that she will surrender her love for Chen but Chen is sad and said that Mei Li must find someone else to love and leaves. Mei Li collapses and Odette and Derek take her to the castle. Alise shows Prince Li Lord Rogers Secret chamber where he took Alise and Lucas there as a spy team and Alise remembers the good old times she and Lucas had. Rogers teaches Lucas how to dance. Although Lucas is very clumsy he learns the steps.
At the finals Li is the last one to sing. There Alise pressed her fingers to wish him luck. So Li begins to sing in Chinese and everyone is thrilled. Odette makes the announcement and the winner is Prince Li. Prince Li is very pleased and very happy to fulfill the promise that he made to his father. Mei Li is happy but sad at the same time. Prince Li is now the winner and so he will sing at Alise's birthday.
Alise is ready to make a great entrance. But Li sees Lucas who goes away so he asks Queen Uberta for permission that his friend Lucas should dance with Alise, much to Lucas' surprise. Prince Li sings the same song in English and Lucas and Alise are dancing together and Chen appears. the Prince had sacrificed his own love to let Alise be with Lucas and the curse on Chen is broken. Alise and Lucas share their first kiss and Alise is now sure that she and Lucas will be together. The following day Prince Li says goodbye to Alise who are now good friends and leaves back home. Lucas and Alise are now boyfriend and girlfriend marking the end of the movie. at the very end of the movie it can be read: to be continued.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Nina Herzog as Princess Odette
- Yuri Lowenthal as Prince Derek
- Joseph Medrano as Lord Rogers/Scully
- Jennifer Miller as Queen Uberta
- Clayton James as Jean-Bob
- Doug Stone as Speed
- Gardner Jaas as Puffin
- Bleau as Alise
- Grant Durazzo as Lucas
- Francis Huang as Prince Li/Captain of the Guards
- Stephanie Sheh as Princess Mei Li
- Alex Chen as Chen
- Brian Nissan as Chamberlain/Ferdinand/Brodie
- Dick Stanners as Chamberlain Announcer
- Catherine Lavine as Bridget
- Geogre Ju as The Emperor
- Ben King as Ru
- Lynna Yee as Fang
- Kirby Leigh as Scullions
- Emily Pearson as Anya
- Charan Prabhakar as Samar
- Yahosh Bonner as Humbelani
Songs[edit | edit source]
- "Shaka Boom"
- "La Cascada"
- "Show Your Colors"
Reception[edit | edit source]
Renee Schonfeld of the Common Sense Media gave the film three out of five stars, calling it "a fanciful story with lots of rooting interest for its young royalty, along with witty dialogue and charmingly funny characters."
References[edit | edit source]
- "WATCH: Exclusive 'Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music' Clip". Retrieved 2 August 2019.
- Schonfeld, Renee (August 14, 2019). "The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music". Common Sense Media. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
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- The Swan Princess 9: Kingdom of Music on IMDb
- The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music at sony pictures website
- The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music at Rotten Tomatoes
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