The Trumpet of the Swan (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)



Critic Consensus: An uninspired E.B. White adaptation that's targeted at the very young.

Movie Info

A tale about a trumpet swan named Louie who receives a voice only after his father risks all to steal a trumpet for him. Developing a valuable relationship with Sam, a young boy who becomes his friend and mentor, Louie becomes a famous musician in order to earn enough money to pay back the music store owner for the lost instrument. In the process, he also wins the heart of the lovely Serena and, in the end, the two trumpeter swans live happily ever after.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: E B White, Judy Rothman Rofe
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 31, 2001
Columbia Pictures


Carol Burnett
as Mrs. Hammerbotham
Samuel Gifaldi
as Sam Beever
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Critic Reviews for The Trumpet of the Swan

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (17)

Features charmless songs, junky animation, hambone voice talent.

Full Review… | May 17, 2001
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Too bad the director didn't set his mind to making a film parents could enjoy, too.

May 14, 2001
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Wait for this one to come out on video.

Full Review… | May 11, 2001
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Passable animation for the younger members of the family, but the movie never finds its own voice.

Full Review… | May 11, 2001
Top Critic

One ugly duckling of a cartoon.

May 11, 2001
New York Post
Top Critic

A shallow, tacky, finally soupy revision of a wry, noticing, resonant, elegant, deeply romantic story.

Full Review… | May 11, 2001
Detroit News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Trumpet of the Swan


Almost as good as the original "Charlote's Web" movie. I haven't reas the book, but I expect I'd love it.

Katrina O

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