The Swan Princess 25th anniversary Celebration, Pink Carpet event, and premiere screening of the remastered Ultra HD 4K version of the film was an inspiring success.
On October 24th 2019, The Swan Princess' film creators, super fans, influencers and member of the media came together at the W Hotel Hollywood.
The pink carpet was laid out for both celebrities, staff and special guests to mingle and shine in photos! Here are some of the film creators of the 1994 Swan Princess film that walked the carpet.
Richard Rich, Seldon Young, Steve Vinovich, Liz Callaway and David Zippel
All of these original film creators were able to join us!
Dazzling Princesses who travelled far made it an extra special occasion (and a few Princes too).
Valerie Cameron and Colton Tran were the on-camera hosts for the evening!
Here are some other fantastic people who joined us:
After taking plenty of pictures in front of the step-and-repeat we stepped into the dungeon (elevator room) where there was a beautiful ice sculpture of a swan.
As well as a special 25th Anniversary image created by Steve Gordon, the Character Designer and Animation Supervisor from the original movie!
We've printed a limited number of this special commemorative animation:
After taking the elevator up 12 floors we entered the magical castle ballroom
Where we were privileged with a beautiful singing performance of Season of Love by Anna Graceman.
There were many great spaces for photos along with props to dress up in:
A wall of art cels showing off the one-of-a-kind animation used in the production of the 1994 movie.
At a table sat, the very talented, Alicia and Talia showing off their animation skills to everyone with tutorials on how to draw Swan Princess characters!
There were cool drinks and a whole feast of delicious food! And on the dining tables were the maquettes of the beloved Swan Princess cast made for the artists to use as reference when the film was created!
The most beautiful part of the ballroom was the cake competition, judged by
with the help of her two children, Avery and Westin.
Cakes were judged on neatness, technique, creativity/originality, and taste
The winner was Christina Navarro, of Baking Me Crazy, with her wonderful four tiered cake, including layers of pistachio and pumpkin!
Congratulations Christina, enjoy your prize money!
Thank you to everyone who submitted a cake! They were so incredible and the talk of the event. Especially once they started being cut up and we were all able to taste!
Here are the amazing entries we had:
All entrants attended the premiere event at the ArcLight Hollywood Theater after the contest.
Winner received a $2000 cash prize!
Then is was off to the ArcLight Cinemas!
It was such a fun treat to see all nine of the Swan Princess movie posters in the light boxes just like theatrical releases.
We even got to watch all nine trailers on the big screen
Before we had the privilege of watching the newly digitally restored HD movie, Producer Seldon Young, gave a presentation to guests. Including a tribute to those who have passed on over the last 25 years.
This event was a special dedication to Michelle Nicastro, the original voice of Odette. Michelle passed away from bread cancer in 2010. With October being breast cancer awareness month we chose pink carpet for this event in Michelle's honor.
Michelle's family: husband Steve Stark, daughters Callie and Cady, sister Kristin and niece Gracie, were there to witness this dedication and accept an award for Michelle.
Steve was also able to accept a donation to the Michelle Nicastro Stark Scholarship Fund at Northwestern University from our FanX Cosplay Contest winners Whitney and Jeff!
He then introduced the Swanscars, the Swan Princess version of Oscars. There were a lot of laughs and tears as this award ceremony took place.
Some other awesome highlights from Seldon's presentation:
Francisca and Ricardo
Winners of the Video Sweepstakes who travelled from Portugal to be a part of the celebration!
Entrant to the Video Sweepstakes who was awarded with a model plane from Hawaiian Airlines. Nathan is also our Featured Fan this month!
And finally...we saved the best for last!
Liz Callaway and David Burnham performed Far Longer Than Forever!
About The Swan Princess
The Swan Princess is based upon the folk tale and ballet, Swan Lake. The story is transformed into a playfully fun adventure with exciting music, lovable forest friends, and of course, the handsome Prince Derek. The Swan Princess, Odette, has stayed true to the original fairy tale princess with her kindness, grace, and loyalty.
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