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The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)

The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)

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

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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.

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

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (16)

Features charmless songs, junky animation, hambone voice talent.

May 17, 2001 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
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Too bad the director didn't set his mind to making a film parents could enjoy, too.

May 14, 2001 | Rating: 2/4
Boston Globe
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Wait for this one to come out on video.

May 11, 2001 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
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Passable animation for the younger members of the family, but the movie never finds its own voice.

May 11, 2001 | Full Review…
Newsday
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One ugly duckling of a cartoon.

May 11, 2001
New York Post
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A shallow, tacky, finally soupy revision of a wry, noticing, resonant, elegant, deeply romantic story.

May 11, 2001 | Rating: 1/4
Detroit News
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