The Swan Princess II: Escape from Castle Mountain Reviews
Clavius has a sneaky ambition to conquer the world. To accomplish this, he needs to capture a gem to execute his magic based plan. He distracts the kingdom by setting random forest fires all over the realm; meanwhile, he executes a plot to kidnap the queen and hold her for ransom for the stone. Our heroes from the first film, Princess Odette and Prince Derek, set off to rescue the queen.
"I'll be in charge of two things: running and hiding."
Richard Rich, director of The Fox and the Hound; Black Cauldron; The Swan Princess 1, 3, 4, and Christmas Special; Alpha and Omega 2, 3, & 4; and The Trumpet of the Swan, delivers The Swan Princess. The storyline for this picture is pretty average and not on par with the first film. The characters were well presented and the animals remained well written. The voices include Douglas Sills, Donald Sage McCast, Michelle Nicastro, and Joey Caman.
"I love holding on for dear life; next to snorkeling, it's one of my favorite activities."
I grabbed this off Netflix when I first discovered the series while looking for cartoons for my daughter. They have been very interesting cartoons for sure. They have a better "medieval" feel to them than a lot of cartoons do (this has a bit more of a gritty feel to it in a Black Cauldron kind of way). The animals keep this film light hearted and entertaining. Overall, this film is above average and worth watching but is likely not worth adding to your child's DVD collection.
"Bye, bye, birdie."