Discotek Licenses Swan Lake Anime Film
posted on by Karen Ressler
Discotek Media announced on Friday that it has licensed the 1981 Swan Lake anime film. The company plans to release the film on DVD on November 28 with Japanese audio and both English dubs.
Discotek describes the film:
The heartwarming anime classic based on Tchaikovsky's famous ballet returns! On the eve of becoming an adult, Prince Siegfried and his companions stumble upon a lake in the woods. Siegfried spies a beautiful swan with a crown on its head and is immediately enchanted, but one of his friends is magically turned to stone when he tries to kill the rare find. The prince follows the enigmatic swan to a castle, where it transforms into a gorgeous young woman, Princess Odette. The two fall fast in love, but Odette reveals that an evil sorcerer, Rothbart, has captured and cursed her until she agrees to marry him. Siegfried must choose his bride the following day at a palace ball, and exhorts Odette to go so that he may pick her, but the treacherous Rothbart has other plans, sending his wicked daughter Odile in the guise of Odette to steal the young prince's heart. Set against the score of Tchaikovsky's breathtaking waltz, Swan Lake is a timeless fairy tale that explores the theme of true love.
Kimio Yabuki directed the film at Toei Animation. Discotek's release will be the first U.S. DVD release for the film.
Thanks to jlaking for the news tip.