This movie was not the greatest movie I\'ve ever seen, but I did enjoyed
than I thought I would. Most of the story is true the book of the same
E.B. White. Except of course for the song & dance numbers (which were
annoying and for the most part unessecary) and a couple of characters were
also not in the book (the talking squirrels are a few).
The Trumpet Of the Swan would be best enjoyed by children ages 3-10,
that the movie seems hokie.
4 out of 10 stars..
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i like it this movie is reeaaaaallly cute.
haven't heard of this movie, yet.
Really sweet and has its heart in the right place, but it all seems bland
I love the book by EB White and having seen Stuart Little and
Charlotte's Web and really liking them, I looked forward to seeing The
Trumpet of the Swan. Another reason why I wanted to see the film was
because Carol Burnett was doing a voice on it, to this day I still love
her as Miss Hannigan in Annie and I consider her a great actress and
comedienne. On paper, Trumpet of the Swan had all the ingredients for a
perfectly charming family film. A beautiful, charming book to work from
and a great voice cast were the main attractions.
After finally seeing it, I felt that there were some good moments and
everything, but at the end of the day it all felt bland. First of all,
I highly appreciate the messages that the film had, learning the
importance of reading and writing, overcoming disability, finding your
own voice, honour and family love are great messages for kids and
incorporated into the story in a simple yet effective way. Another
redeeming quality is the voice cast, while I found the characters
themselves bland I thought Jason Alexander, Seth Green, Reese
Witherspoon, Mary Steenbergen, Joe Mantegna and Carol Burnett all do
stellar jobs. Plus I think kids will find it very cute, there are parts
where I certainly did find very sweet and well intentioned, as there
are some touching moments.
However, there are also things that don't quite work. The animation I
had mixed feelings about, some of the backgrounds are quite pretty with
lovely use of pastel colours, but some of the characters are poorly
drawn with some wonky movements. A lot less successful were the songs,
they were sweet but they were also very sugary and forgettable and felt
as though they were there to make the movie longer. Another component
that didn't work as well was the story, there were some touching and
humorous moments but the film's structure is somewhat episodic and
rushed. That way I didn't relate to the characters as much as I would
have liked, and that extra ingredient that made the book so charming
was missing. Speaking of the characters while the protagonist was
decent and Mrs Hammerbotham was likable in some ways, but some others
Serena and the squirrels especially were rather cookie-cutter and the
father did have moments where he annoyed me. Several of these problems
lead to one major problem, the length, at barely over an hour the film
was for me too short and that did affect how I felt about the
characters and the story.
Overall, The Trumpet of the Swan certainly isn't a bad film as such, it
just wasn't a particularly good one either. Kids will definitely like
it, but adults may find it bland. 4/10 mainly for the voice work.