The Swan Princess Christmas – Calluna

Calluna battles horrible CGI, nonsensical writing, and just plain stupidity in The Swan Princess Christmas.

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One of the newest producers for Channel Awesome. I take a look at everything: movies, tv, video games, etc. Wearer of many hats.

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21 Comments on "The Swan Princess Christmas – Calluna"

Ericthebearjew1
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The people behind this movie DO realize that the 90s are over,……….right?

The MegaNerd
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I think it’s a side effect of living through the 90’s; some part of you never excepts that it’s gone; not entirely

RockmanX3
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Hollywood’s still trying to revive franchises from the 80’s, so this is pretty accurate.

The MegaNerd
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But they’ve also started reviving 90’s stuff like Full House: so what’s left for 2020?
I predict we’ll go backwards to the 70’s! Afros and bell-bottoms will be the style! Groovy will be popular slang again! Disco Duck and Dolomite will rule the day! Wait….

Hinatachan360
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From what I’ve seen, afros never went out of style. Some people are even still rockin’ them in Okinawa.

The MegaNerd
Guest

Nice. The world’s still got it’s funk. Oh yeah…wait, having an Afro myself, isn’t the hair texture of the Japanese typically super fine?
If so it’s all wrong for Afros.
How do they pull it off…other then being Japanese.

ILuvGundam2001
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In the 2020’s, there’s actually going to be 2000’s nostalgia. I imagine Nintendo releasing a GBA mini and there being a Gundam SEED Destiny sequel.

RockmanX3
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There was a Swan Princess Christmas? I guess it’s part of the other 200 films in this franchise.

Rezro
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There were other movies then first one? F*k that is a ballet not franchise! How that even make a sense?

ILuvGundam2001
Guest

Well Crest has given Alpha & Omega what feels like over 9000 sequels. So, it makes a bit sense.

ILuvGundam2001
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Also, Scooby-Doo and Barbie have had more movies than Mario has appeared in games, nuff said.

The MegaNerd
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I saw Swan Princess age 5 and I have loathed it every day of my life, half as a ballet enthusiast, half as a fan of quality. I had heard of the sequels, having seen a trailer of the 3rd film, never of these CGI movies. And they look to be just as good…yeesh… By I can at least credit the film with talking about the Christian elements of the holiday which is a route not taken often by kid films. Kudos Jack Palance is Rothbar and always will be; his ‘return’ in this film is empty Great review though… Read more »
lilith_ascennding
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Wow. This is an insult to a beautiful, poignant ballet and Christmas. Poor Laura Bailey having to work on this trainwreck :P.

EJade
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I was rolling my throughout this thing, until the lightsabers. Like, what? Seriously, who thought that was a good idea?

DoveCG
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I don’t have time to watch this now, because I have to go to bed… But dang! I didn’t even know this existed and I can hardly believe it’s real. I just checked Google out of shock and at least someone made a Wiki page for it so… Talk about obscure? I’m definitely gonna watch this review as soon as I have time though! I’m morbidly curious, because for all the faults in the first movie and its sequel (I never saw the third one), I liked what they were going for with Odette and Derek. Oh, sure, lots of… Read more »
ILuvGundam2001
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There’s actually two more movies: A Royal Family Tale and Princess Today, Pirate Tomorrow (which is coming out on September 6th). They are also planning a 7th movie so get ready for that.

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Man this animation is on the levels of those direct to DVD monster high movies (but to give this movie credit at least its not based on a toy line or is getting a live action reboot…yet anyway)!!

Still love the episode and hope that your feeling better(that copyright not beating must have made you feel better but anyways merry Christmas and a happy new year) 🙂

DoveCG
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Hey, me again! Finally got to watch it. This is a great, funny review and you’re spot on with your comments. I think I was right though… If they just didn’t feel the need to shoe-horn a villain in, turning this into a pathetic retread of the first one, I think it would have gone a long way to helping the story… Alas, everything else would have still been horrible, especially without a major rewrite. Rogers as an inventor… WTH? He was a music conductor! For fuck sakes, Derek inventing the snowboard makes more sense… Or better yet, maybe Bridget?… Read more »
Malidictus
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To be fair, the actual animation isn’t bad. Characters have some degree of weight and momentum to them, they perform complex motions and they do actually have facial expressions. The actual character models on anyone who isn’t the leads are dreadful and their facial animation craps out when they try for the more cartoony faces, but the visuals don’t look too bad. Yeah, low-poly graphics are everywhere, but I’ve seen A LOT worse, especially for early-2000s CGI. The plot is pretty well crap, though. I DESPISE Christmas movies, especially the ones about saving/destroying Christmas. I fully agree that the characters… Read more »
ILuvGundam2001
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I feel like this and A Royal Family Tale were made as pilots for a CGI TV revival because the animation looks like a show on Nick. Also, the writing seems like some special episode of a TV show that doesn’t exist. Was/Is Richard Rich going to make a Swan Princess TV series?

ILuvGundam2001
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Why are Luke fon Fabre (from Tales of the Abyss) and Marta Lualdi (from Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World) in this grotesque excuse of a movie? Shouldn’t they use their Mystic Artes to beat this “film” out of existence?

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