History Literature / TheTrumpetOfTheSwan

12th Sep '17 11:49:26 AM ngh93
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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did.]] However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]]]

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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did.]] However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. promptly revives! Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]]]]]
12th Sep '17 11:48:22 AM ngh93
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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did. However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]]]

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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did. ]] However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]]]
12th Sep '17 11:48:03 AM ngh93
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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did. However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]

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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did. However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]]]]]
12th Sep '17 11:47:55 AM ngh93
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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did. However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]
12th Sep '17 10:23:51 AM ngh93
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* FatBastard: The Big City Agent in the film.
* FatIdiot: The agent is this too.

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* FatBastard: The Big City Agent Monty, Louie's con-artist agent in the film.
* FatIdiot: The agent is this too.
film, who takes advantage of Louie's skills and uses him for his own selfish gain.
8th Sep '17 10:38:45 AM ngh93
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* LargeHam: Louie's father.

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* LargeHam: Louie's father.father in the animated adaptation--voiced by Creator/JasonAlexander.
7th Sep '17 9:06:52 PM ngh93
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One day on a Canadian lake, a cob (male swan) and a pen (female swan) are saved by a boy named Sam from a fox. Sam is allowed to watch the swans' cygnets (baby swans) hatch, and it is discovered that one of them is mute. Instead of chirping to greet him, the mute cygnet pulls Sam's shoelace. [[CutenessProximity Awww.]] Thus begins an OddFriendship between swan and boy.

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One day on a Canadian lake, a cob (male swan) and a pen (female swan) are saved by a boy named Sam Beaver from a fox. Sam is allowed to watch the swans' cygnets (baby swans) hatch, and it is discovered that one of them is mute. Instead of chirping to greet him, the mute cygnet pulls Sam's shoelace. [[CutenessProximity Awww.]] Thus begins an OddFriendship between swan and boy.
6th Sep '17 6:38:10 PM ngh93
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The story focuses on the swan, named Louis, and his efforts to overcome his handicap. Sam takes Louis to school so the bird can learn to read and write, and Louis's father steals a brass trumpet to give his son a voice. Louis feels guilty about the theft, so at Sam's suggestion he takes several jobs across America to pay for the trumpet. Adventures are had by all.

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The story focuses on the swan, named Louis, Louie, and his efforts to overcome his handicap. Sam takes Louis Louie to school so the bird can learn to read and write, and Louis's Louie's father steals a brass trumpet to give his son a voice. Louis Louie feels guilty about the theft, so at Sam's suggestion he takes several jobs across America to pay for the trumpet. Adventures are had by all.



* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Louis doesn't interact much with his swan peers in the novel. In the animated adaptation, he has a case of AllOfTheOtherReindeer because his peers (sans his family and Serena) find him weird that he's mute.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novel, Serena [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer refuses to interact with Louis]] because of his disability, and Louis wins her over simply by revealing that he can play the trumpet. In the film, Serena is much more sympathetic to Louis and a {{jerkass}} rival named Boyd is added instead.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Due to LostInTranslation. Louis is mute, and Serena can't read, so his attempts to talk to her fall flat and she assumes he's not interested in her.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: To a lesser extent. In the film a lot of swans have some additional color on their feathers besides white. For instance, Louis has yellow, his sisters have peach pink and green, and Boyd has bright red.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Louis and others. When his father breaks into a shop to steal the trumpet, he flies away feeling guilty for the crime.

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Louis Louie doesn't interact much with his swan peers in the novel. In the animated adaptation, he has a case of AllOfTheOtherReindeer because his peers (sans his family and Serena) find him weird that he's mute.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novel, Serena [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer refuses to interact with Louis]] Louie]] because of his disability, and Louis Louie wins her over simply by revealing that he can play the trumpet. In the film, Serena is much more sympathetic to Louis Louie and a {{jerkass}} rival named Boyd is added instead.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Due to LostInTranslation. Louis Louie is mute, and Serena can't read, so his attempts to talk to her fall flat and she assumes he's not interested in her.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: To a lesser extent. In the film a lot of swans have some additional color on their feathers besides white. For instance, Louis Louie has yellow, his sisters have peach pink and green, and Boyd has bright red.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Louis Louie and others. When his father breaks into a shop to steal the trumpet, he flies away feeling guilty for the crime.



* DisabilitySuperpower: Because he is mute, Louis learns to read and write English, skills the other swans do not possess.

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* DisabilitySuperpower: Because he is mute, Louis Louie learns to read and write English, skills the other swans do not possess.



* FeatherFingers: Played straight in the [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]], but averted in the novel, where Louis uses his foot instead. At one point he even asks Sam to cut the webbing between his toes so he can use the valves more easily -- the narrative stresses that this is painless, though it does make his swimming stroke a bit weaker).
* FunnyAnimalAnatomy: The book doesn't exactly say how Louis, who has no lips, can play a trumpet (though it is at least mentioned that it takes him a while to figure out for himself).
* GeniusBruiser: Not only is Louis pretty smart for an animal, but according to the novel, a trumpeter swan can swat you with the force of a baseball bat. Louis doesn't hesitate to use his strength to defend Serena.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the film, Louis holds a bottle and thinks "This pound water is kind of fizzy."

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* FeatherFingers: Played straight in the [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]], but averted in the novel, where Louis Louie uses his foot instead. At one point he even asks Sam to cut the webbing between his toes so he can use the valves more easily -- the narrative stresses that this is painless, though it does make his swimming stroke a bit weaker).
* FunnyAnimalAnatomy: The book doesn't exactly say how Louis, Louie, who has no lips, can play a trumpet (though it is at least mentioned that it takes him a while to figure out for himself).
* GeniusBruiser: Not only is Louis Louie pretty smart for an animal, but according to the novel, a trumpeter swan can swat you with the force of a baseball bat. Louis Louie doesn't hesitate to use his strength to defend Serena.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the film, Louis Louie holds a bottle and thinks "This pound water is kind of fizzy."



* HaveAGayOldTime: Allow yourself a free snicker when Serena hears Louis's trumpet and thinks "What a gay bird!"
** A somewhat more innocent example happens in-universe. Louis's father has to explain to him that he meant "mute" when he said "dumb," reassuring Louis that he doesn't regard his son as stupid.
* LargeHam: Louis's father.
* LostInTranslation: Louis initially tries to communicate with Serena with his chalk and slate. Unfortunately, Serena can't read.
* MeaningfulName: Louis plays a trumpet, like a certain other [[Music/LouisArmstrong jazz musician]]. This is lampshaded in the book, when a boy says he'll name him Louis after said musician, only for the swan to write on his chalkboard "That actually is my name."

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* HaveAGayOldTime: Allow yourself a free snicker when Serena hears Louis's Louie's trumpet and thinks "What a gay bird!"
** A somewhat more innocent example happens in-universe. Louis's Louie's father has to explain to him that he meant "mute" when he said "dumb," reassuring Louis Louie that he doesn't regard his son as stupid.
* LargeHam: Louis's Louie's father.
* LostInTranslation: Louis Louie initially tries to communicate with Serena with his chalk and slate. Unfortunately, Serena can't read.
* MeaningfulName: Louis plays a trumpet, like a certain other [[Music/LouisArmstrong jazz musician]]. This is lampshaded in the book, when a boy says he'll name him Louis Louie after said musician, only for the swan to write on his chalkboard "That actually is my name."



* PollyWantsAMicrophone: Louis with his chalkboard.

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* PollyWantsAMicrophone: Louis Louie with his chalkboard.



* SatelliteLoveInterest: We never learn anything about Serena other than that she wasn't interested in returning Louis's feelings for her until she saw how well he could play the trumpet.

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* SatelliteLoveInterest: We never learn anything about Serena other than that she wasn't interested in returning Louis's Louie's feelings for her until she saw how well he could play the trumpet.



* StealthPun: Louis's species is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpeter_Swan Trumpeter Swan]], but due to his condition you could also say he's a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mute_Swan "Mute" Swan]].

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* StealthPun: Louis's Louie's species is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpeter_Swan Trumpeter Swan]], but due to his condition you could also say he's a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mute_Swan "Mute" Swan]].
6th Sep '17 6:34:22 PM ngh93
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* TheVoiceless: Louie of course. To help the audience understand how mute Louie thinks and feels, the animated adaptation has Louie "talking" through his thoughts--courtesy of Creator/DeeBradleyBaker.
6th Sep '17 6:20:55 PM ngh93
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In 2000, an animated [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] was released by Richard Rich (the director of ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'').

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In 2000, 2001, an animated [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] was released by Richard Rich (the director of ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'').
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