The Swan Princess is another movie reviewed by The Nostalgia Critic that piques my curiosity. It looks like one of those movies that I would have grown up with, and if I had, I probably would have been very fond of it at a young age. Otherwise, it's on the good side of meh overall.
The animation resembles that of a Disney or Don Bluth film, and may have been intended as such. However, the movie itself doesn't have as much depth as either, or at least as much as Disney or pre-1994 Don Bluth. It also goes between playing the story straight or being a parody, which I do not mind, but it should really just pick one and stick with it, while retaining some of the comedy if played straight. Apparently, some people don't mind either because this managed to have a cult following that spawned a few sequels, all of them by the same director as the original.
Calling this "Diet Disney" isn't too far off, but at least the animation is good.
My rating: 6.5/10