THE SWAN PRINCESS: A FAIRYTALE IS BORN is the first of a two-part finale to the Swan Princess franchise on Netflix. In addition to Writer/Director Richard Rich, the movie brings back fan-favorites Yuri Lowenthal to play Prince Derek and Nina Herzog to play Princess Odette. They are about to become King and Queen when Derek’s mother, Queen Uberta, decides to give up the throne. Before this, the story shows Queen Uberta’s 30 year reign, her struggle to find a worthy cause, her skirmishes with a rival, and her noble husband’s tragic fate.
THE SWAN PRINCESS: A FAIRYTALE IS BORN has some funny, heartfelt scenes, but it suffers from a disorganized plot, a pace that’s sometimes slow and inconsistent animation. The movie has a strong moral worldview stressing kindness, compassion, striving for greatness, encouraging other people, and working rather than stealing. However, THE SWAN PRINCESS: A FAIRYTALE IS BORN is marred by politically correct liberal idealism about running a kingdom, a running joke promoting emotional manipulation, and a scene where the princess talks to her dead mother. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children.
(BB, CapCap, PC, Ab, O, V, M)
Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral, pro-capitalist worldview promoting kindness, striving for greatness, compassion to the poor, encouraging the people who work for you, work is encouraged rather than stealing, and having integrity, but marred by some politically correct, liberal idealism about taking care of the poor and pacifism toward bad guys who engage in attacking the kingdom and its people, the female protagonist is overtly prideful about her ability to manipulate people, and there’s an occult scene where a young woman talks to the ghost of her dead mother
No foul language
Some comical slapstick violence involving rambunctious dogs, a rubber tipped arrow that hits a father’s face, and the heroine’s rival wrecks her son’s fancy coronation ceremony by destroying a large mechanism of wheels and levers and pulleys located underground (some cartoon animals try to stop her but they get knocked about), a pirate ship fires a cannon and burns part of a pier before it sails away, a character drowns off screen in a shipwreck, and a mother dies in childbirth
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,
The female protagonist’s rival is jealous
THE SWAN PRINCESS: A FAIRYTALE IS BORN is the 11th movie in the animated Swan Princess franchise on Netflix, focusing on the life and reign of the titular princess’ mother-in-law, Queen Uberta. Uberta reflects on what she’s learned since she became Queen, struggling through love and loss, while preparing to crown Prince Derek and Princess Odette Queen. During the coronation ceremony, an old rival hopes to tarnish Uberta’s legacy before she steps down. Will Uberta be able to prove she’s earned the title “Queen of Queens?”
THE SWAN PRINCESS: A FAIRYTALE IS BORN is meant to be a funny and charming romp through the life of two royal families, answering questions that fans of the franchise might have had about the ancestry of the Swan Princess, Odette. The story has some genuinely funny, heartfelt moments, but the movie suffers from a disorganized plot, a pace that sometimes a little slow and inconsistent animation that makes THE SWAN PRINCESS: A FAIRYTALE IS BORN tedious at times.
The movie has a strong moral worldview overall. For example, it stresses kindness, compassion, striving for greatness, encouraging other people, and working rather than stealing. However, THE SWAN PRINCESS: A FAIRYTALE IS BORN is marred by some liberal idealism about helping the poor and protecting a nation or kingdom, a running joke about how emotional manipulation is one of the heroine’s “strengths,” and a scene where the princess talks to her dead mother. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children.
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