News from the Kingdom
Many people are covering their mouth and nose in public places to protect themselves and help slow the spread of COVID-19. Masks have been hard to come by and many people are making their own. We have A LOT of Swan Princess fabric and have made a few masks to see what they would look like.
We want to provide some for fans too so we have hired a couple of seamstresses who are working on making many more masks. We will have both pink argyle and purple argyle available. Or if you want to make your own, buy the fabric here.
The enamel pins of Princess Odette will be available for preorder beginning May 1st! Limited quantities will be had.
Our Hidden Tales app has new pricing, as before, the first 5 chapters are free! Now you can get additional chapters for only $1.99. Three more chapters being published right now!
Don’t forget about our other, high-speed game
As a side note on games, a Swan Princess fan by the name of AppleSeeds, has created a Princess Odette dress for the Animal Crossing New Horizons.
We love seeing this creativity!
Due to high demand from fans, we are releasing Karaoke versions of favorite Swan Princess songs. They will be available on itunes, Amazon and YouTube in the next couple weeks.
We will also be releasing more sing-a-long lyric videos like this one of Mr. Nice Guy.
Swan princess has been in the news lately with all the home streaming.
And check out the mention in this YouTube video:
Swan Princess movies are available to streaming on Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and Sky for, those in the UK!
Interested in streaming other great content for families?
Don’t forget that we have a giveaway of Swan princess merchandise every month. This month is Derek's Journal
The Chamberg Daily News is celebrating its one-year anniversary! It’s been super fun being able to talk to you all and share the news, and I’m looking forward to another year of being with you guys!
If you've ever wanted to watch the whole series but didn't have time to, now's your chance!
Q: (Question asked by Courtney R. W. Williams) The character names are some of my favorites in animated movies! Do any of them have fun/interesting origins or reasons they were chosen for the movie?
A: From our character designer Steve Gordon, “To underline he was overreaching in his quest to appear superior the name is a combination of the hoity Jean-Paul (or some name like that) and lower class name Billy-Bob" and from our writer Brian Nissen:
“Derek was just one of many names we tried. We actually like Eric but were then reminded that this was the name of the prince in Little Mermaid. I can’t remember the other names that were in the running. Initially, we thought Derek was too contemporary, but we went with it for one of the early drafts and it just stuck. The same thing happened later with Alise. It felt too modern, but as time went on it seemed right and it stuck.
In regards to Jean-Bob, in early drafts of promotional materials, his name was Shipley but we weren’t completely satisfied with that. I was looking for a play on French male names like Jean-Claude and Jean-Pierre. I knew I wanted the second half to feel out of place - something that contradicted the Frenchness of Jean, like Jean-Ned or Jean-Larry. Jean-Bob seemed to have the right sound and level of ridiculousness.
As mentioned in the movie, Speed’s real name is Lorenzo Trudgealong. We really like it but we felt like it would be better to have a nickname that cut against the turtle stereotype. Speed felt right, mostly because it sounds like a name that was sarcastically bestowed by Jean-Bob, along with Mr. Molasses and a host of others.
Uberta and Bromley both came from name books. They just felt right. Uberta especially seemed to match her. It sounds rigid and royal. Lord Rogers was a tip of the hat to many a Hollywood butler or valet named Rogers.
Originally, Rothbart’s sidekick was just called The Hag, but in sequels, she became known as Bridget which I liked because it seemed like such a cute, unexpected name, given that it was the name of one of the Von Trapp children."