From the studio that would (eventually) bring you Sailor Moon and Pretty Cure, comes 1981's fully animated adaptation of Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake. Superior in nearly every way to "The Swan Princess" and it's creepy amount of sequels, this adaptation gives us strong willed Prince Siegfried, who undertakes to rescue the lovely Princess Odette from the wizard Rothbart. The classic fairy tale is adapted into atmospheric anime style that will seem familiar to Toei fans, and though not as masterful as Studio Ghibli works, is quite serviceable and pretty. The music is haunting adaptations of the famous music from the ballet, and as for the voices, they can be a bit over the top but not all that horrible. The movie is appropriate for all ages, though some children may be sensitive to Rothbart's abusive tirades.
You can view the film in English on YouTube!
Toei's Swan Lake Part 1
Toei's Swan Lake Part 2
Toei's Swan Lake Part 3
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