|Running Time||86 minutes||Commentary Tracks||None|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||No||MPEG||2.0|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.85:1||Dolby Digital||No|
|16x9 Enhancement||Yes||Soundtrack Languages||English|
|Theatrical Aspect Ratio||1.85:1|
Prince Derek now decides to head off on an expedition to find Princess Odette. Prior to this point, he had been in training to improve his archery skills. At the same time, Princess Odette sets off on an expedition to find Prince Derek, having found a map with the help of some friends she has met. Needless to say, they find each other, and make a promise to meet at a ball that Prince Derek's mother (Queen Uberta) is giving where Prince Derek will declare his undying love for Princess Odette. Unfortunately, Rothbart finds out about this plan, and detains Princess Odette, sending an old hag disguised as Princess Odette in her place.
Prince Derek duly declares his love for the hag disguised as Princess Odette, which causes Princess Odette to begin dying. When the Prince discovers that he has been duped, he gets really annoyed and stomps off again to find Rothbart, whom he finds and kills (being the climax battle scene it takes a while and a few twists and turns before Rothbart is dead). He then finds Princess Odette, kisses and makes up, and everyone lives happily ever after. Well, maybe not the frog.
The characters and music are more than reminiscent of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, even down to a pompous French frog (Jean-Bob, voiced by John Cleese) and his slow Turtle friend Speed. Unfortunately, the songs aren't that good, aren't that well integrated integrated into the story, and aren't that well sung either.
1st September 1998
|DVD||Pioneer DV-505, using S-Video output|
|Display||Loewe Art-95 95cm direct view CRT in 16:9 mode, via the S-Video input. Calibrated with the NTSC DVD version of Video Essentials.|
|Audio Decoder||AMC AV-81HT Prologic/THX decoder. Calibrated with the NTSC DVD version of Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||2 x EA Playmaster 100W per channel stereo amplifiers for Left, Right, Left Rear and Right Rear; Philips 360 50W per channel stereo amplifier for Centre and Subwoofer|
|Speakers||Philips S2000 speakers for Left, Right; Polk Audio CS-100 Centre Speaker; Apex AS-123 speakers for Left Rear and Right Rear; Yamaha B100-115SE subwoofer|