The Trumpet of the Swan
The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)

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… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: May 11, 2001
DVD Release Date: July 31, 2001
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Consensus: An uninspired E.B. White adaptation that's targeted at the very young.

Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly

Features charmless songs, junky animation, hambone voice talent.

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Jan Stuart

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

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A good family movie; much to enjoy and talk about.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

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

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

One ugly duckling of a cartoon.

Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

This is one worth missing in the hopes that some day, someone will do it a whole lot better.

Pam Sitt
Seattle Times

Wait for this one to come out on video.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

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

Christopher Null

A rushed direct-to-video kiddie flick.

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