‘The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today!’ on DVDCategory: Blu-ray's and DVD's
The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today! is the sixth installment in the popular animated “Swan Princess” franchise. This story focuses on fun-loving Princess Alise, Odette and Derek’s daughter.
When Derek and Odette leave for the summer, Alise expects to enjoy her time swimming, playing, and having a lot of fun. But her grandmother, Queen Uberta, has other plans. She starts training Alise how to be a princess. Alise wants to be a “modern princess” but the queen things the only way to be a princess is to wear “a tight corset and a pair of ill-fitting shoes.”
This little girl is bored to tears. All she wants is to play with her friends. So her friends Lord Rogers, Jean-Bob (the talking frog), and Speed (the turtle), take pity on the young girl and concoct a plan to take Alise away from the palace and have some fun.
They sail away on a boat and Alise pretends they are pirates. But soon their adventure turns perilous and they are stranded on a strange island and have to find a way to escape – with their lives.
The inhabitants of this mysterious place are strange creatures who have eaten all the “meat” on the island and now must survive on the fruit that grows on the trees. But they hunger for something living, and soon find Lord Rogers and have delicious plans for him.
In the meantime, Alise meets a young boy, Lucas, who has been living alone on the island. He helps her and her friends escape from the meat-eating creatures, only to find he has to escape himself. He doesn’t want to leave this island. He likes it there and doesn’t have anyone to go home to. He had run away because he thought his parents didn’t want him. Now he doesn’t rely on anyone. He doesn’t want to feel that heartache again.
Once back in civilization, with the help of Odette and Alise, Lucas discovers his parents do want him. Both families are reunited and no one has to deal with the meat-eating creatures again. Family love is at the core of this daring tale.
This story is filled with fun songs and plenty of adventure. Besides a sing-along, a bonus feature introduces viewers to the two young actors that voice the leading characters: Jayden Isabel (Alise) and Grant Durazzo (Lucas).
The Swan Princess (1994), The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain (1997), The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure (1998), The Swan Princess: Christmas (2012), The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale (2014), and The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today! (2016) are all available on DVD. It’s time to catch up on all the fun of these royal princesses and their exciting escapades.
Young Alise brings a new generation of royalty to the franchise and a new generation of viewers. For 24 years the stories of Princess Odette have been cherished by fans and now Princess Alise (who was introduced in 2014) is continuing the fun and adventures.
The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today! is rated PG for some mild peril.
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