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Encyclopedia > Enchanted (2007 film)
Enchanted

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kevin Lima
Produced by Barry Josephson
Barry Sonnenfeld
Written by Bill Kelly
Narrated by Julie Andrews
Starring Amy Adams
Patrick Dempsey
James Marsden
Timothy Spall
Idina Menzel
Susan Sarandon
Rachel Covey
Music by Alan Menken
Stephen Schwartz
Cinematography Don Burgess
Editing by Stephen A. Rotter
Gregory Perler
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) November 21, 2007
Running time 107 min.
Country Flag of the United States
Language English
Budget $75 million
Gross revenue $50 million
Official website
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Enchanted is a 2007 comedy-fantasy-musical film directed by Kevin Lima. The movie uses live action, traditional animation, and computer-generated imagery, and stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel and Susan Sarandon. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 406 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (511 × 755 pixel, file size: 93 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work depicted. ... Kevin Lima Kevin Lima, born 1962, is an American film director who most people might not know about by hearing his name. ... Barry Sonnenfeld American film maker Barry Sonnenfeld (born New York City, April 1, 1953) worked as cinematographer for the Coen Brothers, then later he directed and produced big budget films such as Men in Black. ... Bill Kelly (born in Elk Grove Village, Illinois) is an American screenwriter. ... 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Alan Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American Broadway and Academy Award winning film score composer. ... Stephen Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Don Burgess (born June 8, 1946 in Port Edward, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 446 games in the World Hockey Association. ... 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Plot

Giselle (Amy Adams) lives in the blissful animated world of Andalasia, where magical beings frolic freely, animals are talkative companions and musical interludes punctuate every interaction. Though Giselle is currently engaged to the handsome and valiant (and bumbling) Prince Edward (James Marsden), her fate takes a turn for the worse when his stepmother, the villainous Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon), throws her through a magic portal, apparently to her doom, in order to keep her son single and thus remain queen. Princess Giselle is the main protagonist of Walt Disney Pictures film, Enchanted. ... Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and television actress. ... HRH The Earl of Wessex His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (Edward Antony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor), styled HRH The Earl of Wessex (born March 10, 1964), is a member of the British Royal Family, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has held the title... James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor and former Versace model, perhaps best known for playing Cyclops in the X-Men films. ... Queen Narissa is the primary antagonist of Walt Disney Pictures hit Enchanted (2007). ... Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ...


But Giselle's plunge into darkness lands her in a strange new world - the unforgiving live-action world of modern day New York City. As the cruelty of this new place wears down the fairy-tale idealism of the once carefree princess, such as a homeless man stealing her tiara, the frightened Giselle meets Robert Philip (Patrick Dempsey), who takes her into his apartment despite belief that she is a little crazy, and he is nervous for his daughter, Morgan. Rob is a divorce lawyer who is serious and doesn't believe in Giselle's gushings of happily-ever-after and true love's first kiss. The next morning he becomes aggravated when he and his daughter find Giselle has rats and other vermin cleaning their apartment and constructed a dress using material cut from the curtains. Nancy (Idina Menzel), Rob's soon-to-be-fiancee, walks in to find Giselle in her towel and leaves assuming the worst. Giselle also starts to sob at Rob's office when she finds a couple is getting a divorce which causes an incident that causes Rob's boss to reprimand him. At the end of his patience, Rob gives Giselle some money and tells her to go find her prince. Giselle promptly gives the money to an old woman, which leaves Rob to shake his head in pity and join her. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor who first became prominent in Hollywood during the late 1980s. ... Idina Menzel (born Idina Kim Mentzel on May 30, 1971 in New York City) is a Tony Award-winning American actress, singer and songwriter who is best known for her performances in Wicked and Rent. ...


Queen Narissa's henchman, Nathaniel (Timothy Spall), goes after Edward and Pip the chipmunk who journey off to save Giselle. They stop at a motel, where Nathaniel sneaks out to give Giselle a poisoned apple while Pip, unable to speak in this world, has a frustrating time alerting the Prince of the minion's intentions. Rob is shocked when Giselle tells him that she and Edward only knew each other for a day, while Nancy and he have dated for five years. She starts a song, and Rob claims he never sings or dances - ever. Spontaneously starting a musical production number with everyone in the park uncannily able to perform with her, Giselle ends up sending Nancy a wreath of flowers as an apology from Rob along with tickets to a ball. Charmed, Nancy promptly accepts. Nathaniel fails twice to poison her, only to be stopped by Pip, and Narissa becomes infuriated. Giselle stays another night, to which Rob tells her he will help her because he doesn't believe Edward will show up. She yells at him, and becomes giddy when she finds out that she is experiencing anger. They both stare at each other for a moment, and when Rob leaves she falls into a chair realizing she is falling for him and he does the same on his bed. Timothy Leonard Spall OBE (born February 27, 1957) is an English BAFTA award-nominated film, stage and television actor. ...


Edward finds Giselle the next morning, and they agree to leave right after the ball, for she is reluctant to go. Giselle and Morgan go shopping with Rob's emergency credit card for the perfect gown. Giselle and Robert dance at the ball, where he sings quietly as they dance. Nancy is smitten by the romantic Edward, but keeps her eyes on the couple. As Giselle and Edward go to leave, Narissa appears as the old hag. Seeing Giselle upset as Nancy kisses Rob, she offers her an apple that she says will make Giselle forget the whole experience. She takes it and collapses on the floor. Edward returns and Narissa claims she fainted as Rob and Nancy run over. Nathaniel appears and admits the plot that she was poisoned, sadly with his help. If the spell isn't broken in a minute (which will be midnight) she will die.


Remembering her belief in true love's first kiss, Rob tells Edward to kiss her, only to find it doesn't work. Edward turns to Rob and realizes the reason is because Rob is her true love. Rob promptly denies this, but Nancy says it's okay and to kiss her before it's too late. He does, and Giselle wakes up. Narissa then transforms into a dragon and says she will have to kill them all. She plans to start with Giselle, but Rob intervenes (and is promptly seized). Narissa climbs on top of the building and Giselle grabs a sword and follows, leaving a slipper behind.


Giselle chases the Narissa-dragon to the point at where it falls off the Woolworth Building, thanks to help from Pip, and dissolves into glitter. Giselle catches Robert, as the two slide down the roof of the Woolworth Building. The two kiss. Nancy finds the slipper, and Edward puts it on her foot, claiming it to be a perfect fit. The Woolworth Building, at sixty stories, is one of the oldest — and one of the most famous — skyscrapers in New York City. ...


Living happily ever after, Giselle and Robert get married and open a clothing store called Andalasia Fashions, helped by animals who come to Giselle's voice. Prince Edward and Nancy go back to Andalasia where the two get married, making Nancy an actual Princess. Both Pip (in Andalasia) and Nathaniel (in New York City) become successful authors. In closing, a story book entitled "Enchanted" closes.


Primary cast

Main

Actor Role
Amy Adams Giselle
Patrick Dempsey Robert Philip
James Marsden Prince Edward
Timothy Spall Nathaniel
Idina Menzel Nancy Tremaine
Susan Sarandon Queen Narissa
Rachel Covey Morgan Philip
Jeff Bennett Pip in Andalasia
Kevin Lima Pip in New York

Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and television actress. ... Princess Giselle is the main protagonist of Walt Disney Pictures film, Enchanted. ... Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor who first became prominent in Hollywood during the late 1980s. ... James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor and former Versace model, perhaps best known for playing Cyclops in the X-Men films. ... Timothy Leonard Spall OBE (born February 27, 1957) is an English BAFTA award-nominated film, stage and television actor. ... Idina Menzel (born Idina Kim Mentzel on May 30, 1971 in New York City) is a Tony Award-winning American actress, singer and songwriter who is best known for her performances in Wicked and Rent. ... Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Queen Narissa is the primary antagonist of Walt Disney Pictures hit Enchanted (2007). ... Jeffrey Glenn Bennett (born October 2, 1962) is a well-known voice actor in cartoons, movies and games. ... Kevin Lima Kevin Lima, born 1962, is an American film director who most people might not know about by hearing his name. ...

Disney-related cameos

Actor Role in Enchanted Past Disney role(s)
Paige O'Hara Angela speaking/singing voice of Belle in Beauty and the Beast
Jodi Benson Sam singing/speaking voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid
Judy Kuhn Pregnant Woman with Kids singing voice of Pocahontas in Pocahontas
Julie Andrews Narrator The title character in Mary Poppins; Queen Clarisse Renaldi in The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Paige OHara (born Donna Paige Helmintoller on May 10, 1956 in Ft. ... Belle is the heroine of the Disney animated film, Beauty and the Beast and its two direct-to-video sequels, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Beauty and the Beast: Belles Magical World. ... For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation). ... Jodi Benson (born Jodi Marzorati on October 10, 1961) is an American voice actress and singer of Greek decent, best known for providing both the singing and the speaking voice of Disneys Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid and its sequels. ... Princess Ariel is a fictional character, a mermaid who appeared in Disneys popular 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid and its direct-to-video sequels The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea & The Little Mermaid III. The youngest of King Tritons seven daughters, she lives (prior to... The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and first released on November 15, 1989 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... Judy Kuhn is an American actress and singer. ... Pocahontas is the main character, title character, and protagonist of Disneys 1995, thirty-third animated feature, Pocahontas, and its direct-to-video sequel, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. ... Pocahontas is the thirty-third animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is an award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ... Mary Poppins is a fictional character and the protagonist of Pamela Travers Mary Poppins books and all of its adaptations. ... For the 2004 stage musical, see Mary Poppins (musical). ... The Princess Diaries is a comedy-drama film and the screen adaptation of Meg Cabots 2000 novel of the same name. ... The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a sequel of The Princess Diaries which was released in 2004. ...

Score and songs

The film's score is written by accomplished songwriter and Broadway composer Alan Menken, who has worked on a number of Disney films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Newsies, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Home on the Range, and The Shaggy Dog. Fellow Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz (The Prince of Egypt, Pippin, and Wicked) has written the lyrics for six songs, also composed by Menken. Menken and Schwartz previously worked together on the score and songs for Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Alan Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American Broadway and Academy Award winning film score composer. ... Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and first released on November 15, 1989 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Disney film. ... Newsies is a 1992 Disney live action film musical starring Christian Bale, David Moscow, and Bill Pullman. ... Pocahontas is the thirty-third animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame (also known as The Bells of Notre Dame in some countries) is a 1996 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released to theaters on June 21, 1996 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... Hercules is a 1997 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 14, 1997. ... Home on the Range is a 2004 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on April 2, 2004. ... The Shaggy Dog is a very loose remake of the 1959 film, The Shaggy Dog, in which a human unwillingly turns into a dog at random intervals. ... Stephen Lawrence Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 Academy Award-winning American animated film, the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks. ... Pippin is a stage musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. ... Wicked is a Tony award-winning American musical produced by Universal Pictures with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. ... For other uses, see Pocahontas (disambiguation). ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame (original French title, Notre-Dame de Paris) is an 1831 French novel written by Victor Hugo. ...


After the titular song "Enchanted" (a duet featuring Idina Menzel and James Marsden[1]) was cut from the movie, only five songs remain in the finished film. Composer Alan Menken has stated that the song will most likely be included as an extra on the Enchanted DVD.[2] The songs are homages to traditional Disney ballads, rather than parodies as previously reported. "Ever Ever After" will be released as a single, sung by Carrie Underwood, with the Spanish version recorded by Gisela. Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American pop country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... Gisela Llado Canovas (1979, Barcelona)is a Spanish singer that started her musical carrer in the first edition of Operacion Triunfo. ...


Soundtrack listing

  1. True Love’s Kiss - Amy Adams and James Marsden
  2. Happy Working Song - Amy Adams
  3. That’s How You Know - Amy Adams, Marlon Saunders and Chorus
  4. So Close - Jon McLaughlin
  5. Ever Ever After - Carrie Underwood
  6. Andalasia
  7. Into the Well
  8. Robert Says Goodbye
  9. Nathaniel and Pip
  10. Prince Edward’s Search
  11. Girls Go Shopping
  12. Narissa Arrives
  13. Storybook Ending
  14. Enchanted Suite
  15. That’s Amore - James Marsden[3]
  • 1: A homage to such songs that Disney heroines sing about how they dream about being loved such as "I'm Wishing" from Snow White and "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" from Cinderella, as well as duets of the same purpose such as "One Song" from Snow White and "Once Upon a Dream" from Sleeping Beauty.
  • 2: A homage to such songs as "Whistle While You Work" from Snow White and "The Work Song" from Cinderella.
  • 3: This song is a self-parody of Alan Menken's compositions for his Disney features. Specifically to his production numbers, "Under the Sea" and "Be Our Guest".
  • 4: This song is similar in sound to the single version of "Beauty and the Beast" and "A Whole New World" that plays at the end of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, respectively.
  • 5: Released as a single and featured in the ending montage.
  • 8 & 9: Contains a brief snippet of a minor version of Menken's "Beauty and the Beast".
  • 11: A completely different version of this score is used in the film. Instead of using this version, an instrumental and melody-less version of "Ever Ever After" is used.
  • 15: Heard briefly in the opening shot of Giselle and Rob's dinner at the pizza restaurant Bella Note.

Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and television actress. ... James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor and former Versace model, perhaps best known for playing Cyclops in the X-Men films. ... Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and television actress. ... Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and television actress. ... Marlon Saunders is a soul and jazz musical artist, who also does backup vocal work. ... Joe McLaughlin is a piano-playing pop/rock singer-songwriter from Anderson, Indiana. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American pop country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... Beauty and the Beast is the the leading single from the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack and the first hit single from Céline Dions eponymous album. ...

Rating

The film is rated PG by the MPAA for some scary images and mild innuendo. The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Reception

As of November 28, 2007, reviews of the film on Rotten Tomatoes deemed the film a 93% rating out of 100 reviews (94 "fresh", 7 "rotten"), with a 93% user average. Reviewers cited that Adams was a surprisingly good actress coming from almost nowhere (although she does have an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and numerous accolades for her role in Junebug); some have compared the movie to Mary Poppins' effect on Julie Andrews' career because of this. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Junebug is a 2005 comedy and drama film directed by Phil Morrison. ... For the 2004 stage musical, see Mary Poppins (musical). ... Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is an award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ...


All of the reviews have said that, although the story is relatively predictable, the way in which the predictability of the film is part of the story, the amazingly extravagant musical numbers, along with the way in which Disney makes fun of its previous movie characters outweighs any squabbles about storyline or being unsure of what age bracket the film is made for.


Box office

Enchanted earned an estimated $8.1m on Wednesday placing at #1. Enchanted also placed #1 on Thanksgiving Day, earning $6.8m to bring it's two day total to $14.4M. On Friday the film grossed $14.4M bringing its total haul to $29.3M placing ahead of other contenders. "Enchanted" made an estimated $35,332,000 on the Friday-Saturday period and an estimated $53,048,000 over the 5 day Thanksgiving weekend. "Enchanted" is the first film since 2000 to open at #1 on the Thanksgiving frame. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Video game

A video game of the film was released November 13 for Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance. For the Game Boy Advance version, see Enchanted: Once Upon Andalasia. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... NDS redirects here. ... “GBA” redirects here. ...


Disney Princesses marketing

Although Giselle is shown in both animated and live-action forms, she is not being marketed as one of the Disney Princesses, as was thought when a 2007 Toy Fair showed a Giselle doll featured with packaging declaring her with Disney Princess status. Disney has since decided not to include Giselle in the Princess line when they realized they would have to pay for life-long rights to Adams' image.[4] Disney Princesses are fictional characters who have been featured as part of the Disney character line-up. ...


Filming style

The film begins with animation and then switches to live action. The fairy tale scenes in the film are done in 2-D animation, as a tribute to past Disney fairy tale films such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. “Princess Aurora” redirects here. ... Cinderella is a 1950 animated feature produced by Walt Disney, and released to theaters on February 15, 1950 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature, the first produced by Walt Disney. ...


This is the first feature-length Disney live-action/traditional animation hybrid since Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, though the traditionally-animated characters do not interact in the live-action environment in the same manner as they did in that particular film; however, there are some scenes where the live-action characters share the screen with the 2-D characters, particularly, a live-action Nathaniel communicating with a cel-drawn Narissa. It is the first Disney film theatrically released in America to feature traditional animation since Pooh's Heffalump Movie. Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a movie that combines animation and live action, and is a unique chance to see many cartoons from different studios in a single film. ... Poohs Heffalump Movie is an animated Winnie the Pooh film, released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2005. ...


The fourteen minutes of traditional animation were not done in-house (most of Disney's 2D animation artists were laid off after the CG boom of the late 90s), but by the smaller Pasadena-based company James Baxter Animation, started by legendary lead animator James Baxter. Baxter had previously worked for Walt Disney Feature Animation, bringing to life many memorable animated characters like Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Belle (Beauty and the Beast) and Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame). Various pictures of the animated designs and segments have surfaced on the Internet. In December 2006, Animated-News.com reveals in a short article several designs of the animated characters. As of January 2007, Disney's "Movie Surfers" show offered a brief glimpse of the film's animated segment during the 2007 film preview. Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... James Baxter is a Disney Animator. ... Walt Disney Animation Studios is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company, and the oldest surviving animation studio in the world. ... Jessica Rabbit is a fictional character created by author Gary Wolf for his humorous novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?. The character was later used in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, loosely based on Wolfs book. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (released on its Touchstone Pictures banner), which blends traditional animation and live action. ... Belle is the heroine of the Disney animated film, Beauty and the Beast and its two direct-to-video sequels, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Beauty and the Beast: Belles Magical World. ... For the 20th century Italian poet awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1959, see Salvatore Quasimodo. ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame (also known as The Bells of Notre Dame in some countries) is a 1996 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released to theaters on June 21, 1996 by Walt Disney Pictures. ...


The first official trailer for Enchanted, preceded by clips of Disney's animated classics of the '90s, premiered accompanying the film Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. The trailer was leaked to a few sites on the Internet beforehand, but it can now be seen on the official Disney Movies website and apple.com. At the end of September 2007, trailers of the film began to be shown on Disney Channel. For Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ...


Visual effects

All of the CGI animals that help Giselle clean up Robert's apartment during the "Happy Working Song" were animated and completed by Tippett Studio in Berkeley, California. Tippett was also responsible for the CG character Pip, the chipmunk and the Narissa dragon during the live action portions of the film. Tippett Studio is an Academy Award winning visual effects company specializing in computer-generated imagery (CGI) for movies and television commercials. ...


References to Disney films

There are many parts of this movie that were purposely[5] included by the filmmakers to be a specific reference to other Disney movies[6]. A list of official references was provided by the filmmakers to reviewers so they could include them as talking points in their reviews. The items on the official list were:

  • The storybook opening is a tribute to how Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty began. The book's location in Sleeping Beauty Castle (in the Walt Disney Pictures logo) is based on artwork from Sleeping Beauty.
  • While Giselle herself has many traits similar to Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, and Belle, her character's personality is mostly based on Snow White.
  • As she is building the Prince mannequin, Giselle looks through two blue gems the same way Dopey does in Snow White.
  • Animals often help the Princesses do chores, sewing, and other tasks. Giselle continues this tradition. She also calls the animals in a similar way that Snow White does.
  • The song True Love's Kiss is a tribute to the songs I'm Wishing, A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, and Once Upon a Dream. The construction of Giselle's dream prince with the help of the woodland animals is also a tribute to a similar scene in Sleeping Beauty.
  • Prince Edward has traits similar to Prince Charming of Snow White and Cinderella, Prince Philip from Sleeping Beauty, and Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid.
  • Prince Edward's dance with Nathaniel is a tribute to the dance Philip had with King Hubert in Sleeping Beauty.
  • In both the animated and real world, Queen Narissa's transformation into a dragon is done similarly to Maleficent's transformation in Sleeping Beauty.
  • The way Giselle and Edward ride off into the sunset is a tribute to the end of Snow White.
  • Giselle's carriage is based on Cinderella's coach.
  • The troll is wearing remnants of other Disney Princess' dresses as a loincloth. Among the remnants are sections for Snow White, Belle, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. His earrings are made from Ariel’s shells.
  • A reference to Beauty and the Beast in Giselle's treehouse is a bell jar containing a rose.
  • As the troll is flung to the next kingdom, he yells like Goofy.
  • A Muzak version of the song Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid can be heard when Giselle is gazing at the tank of fishes, and Sam the assistant is played by Jodi Benson, Ariel's voice in The Little Mermaid.
  • The divorcing couple are named after the parents in Mary Poppins, the Banks.
  • Rob's assistant Sam is named after Sleeping Beauty's Prince Philip's horse Samson.
  • The name of the law firm, "Churchill, Harline, and Smith", refers to the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs songwriters: Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline and Paul J. Smith.
  • The bus driver's hair is shaped like Mickey Mouse's ears.
  • The birdseed woman is a tribute to a similar scene in Mary Poppins.
  • Snow White is referenced in a number of ways:
    • The queen sending someone to kill Giselle
    • The poison apples in general, and the skull emblem on one of the apples specifically
    • Edward thinks the TV set is a Magic Mirror
    • The Magic Wishing Well
    • The evil queen turning into the old hag
    • The design of the old hag
    • The shot of the poison apple falling from Giselle's hand
    • Giselle being laid on a bier
  • The shot of Giselle lying on the bier is based on the same shot from Sleeping Beauty. Both Snow White and Sleeping Beauty were referenced by Giselle being woken by a kiss.
  • During the That's How You Know musical number, the yellow-jacketed dancer also danced as a chimney sweep in Mary Poppins.
  • In the bandshell, Giselle interrupts a performance of Rapunzel, an upcoming film. Some of the trees on the set are inspired by trees from Sleeping Beauty.
  • The soap opera shown on the television is a tribute to Beauty and the Beast:
    • It stars Paige O'Hara, Belle's voice in Beauty and the Beast.
    • The character she plays on the soap is named Angela, a tribute to Angela Lansbury, who voiced Mrs. Potts.
    • The other actor on the soap opera is named Jerry, a tribute to Jerry Orbach, who voiced Lumiere.
    • The actors mention a third character named Ogden, a tribute to David Ogden Stiers, who voiced Cogsworth.
    • The background music for the show is the song Beauty and the Beast, and the set design is based on that film's bandaging scene.
  • Another television program with Edgar Bergen and Mortimer Snerd is a clip from the Disney film Fun and Fancy Free.
  • When first cut to the TV, an audio clip from Dumbo is heard before Edward changes the channel.
  • The news reporter, Mary Ilene Caselotti, is named for Mary Costa, Ilene Woods, and Adriana Caselotti, who voiced Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Snow White, respectively.
  • The restaurant Bella Notte is a tribute to Lady and the Tramp.
  • The Grand Duke Hotel is named after the character from Cinderella.
  • In Morgan's room is a Belle doll, as well as a Cinderella storybook.
  • One of the residents in Rob's building is Judy Kuhn, who was the singing voice of Pocahontas.
  • Cinderella is referenced when the clock strikes midnight, and from the glass slipper being lost in the ballroom (and found again for Nancy).
  • Happy Working Song is a tribute to Whistle While You Work, and the lyrics also contain references to other films. . The song's ending is similar to how Under the Sea and Be Our Guest both end.
  • The way the pigeons turn Giselle's dress into an apron, as well as the way they wrap a towel around her in the bathroom, are references to the way the birds act in Cinderella. The soap bubble reflections, the way the flies twist the dishcloth, and Giselle's use of Rob's curtains to dresses are also references to the film.
  • The way Giselle and Robert look at each other at the ball is a tribute to the similar scene with Cinderella and Prince Charming.
  • Robert's costume at the ball is the same style as the Beast's in Beauty and the Beast.
  • The song "So Close" is a tribute to the song Beauty and the Beast, from both the moment in the film the song is played, as well as that the song is sung from the perspective of an observer. The camera angles during the song are also a tribute to the same scene.
  • The confrontation at the ball is reminiscent of the one in Sleeping Beauty.
  • The glittery ballroom scene is a tribute to both Snow White's Someday My Prince Will Come and Cinderella's So This Is Love in how the film isolates the princess and prince from the rest of the scene.
  • Pulling the sword from the ballroom floor is a reference to The Sword in the Stone. However, unlike the other tributes, this one is metaphoric, signalling Giselle's transendence from princess to hero.
  • The final fight scene at the top of the tall building is a tribute to similar final fight scenes in Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. As with those scenes, it is seen with a blue hue and is accompanied by thunder and lightning. Also, the hero fights off the villain with a sword; the villain attempts to throw the hero off the building; the villain falls to their own death.
  • Rob's girlfriend Nancy's last name, Tremaine, though spelled differently, was the last name of the Evil Stepmother in Cinderella.
  • The cutouts shown in the end credits reference various Disney films, such as Fantasia, Snow White, Cinderella, The Princess and the Frog, and The Little Mermaid.
  • Robert Philip is based off of Prince Philip's name

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature, the first produced by Walt Disney. ... Cinderella is a 1950 animated feature produced by Walt Disney, and released to theaters on February 15, 1950 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... “Princess Aurora” redirects here. ... This is an article about a structure at Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. ... Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... This article is about the Snow White character. ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon Cinderella (French: Cendrillon) is a popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. ... Look up Aurora, aurora in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Not to be confused with Aerial or Arial. ... Belle was once a member of RBAP who believed a Husky could jump a 6 foot fence without a running start. ... The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and first released on November 15, 1989 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... The Goofy holler is a stock sound effect that turns up frequently in Disney cartoons and films. ... Muzak Holdings LLC is a company, founded in 1934, that is best known for distribution of music to retail stores and other companies. ... Jodi Benson (born Jodi Marzorati on October 10, 1961) is an American voice actress and singer of Greek decent, best known for providing both the singing and the speaking voice of Disneys Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid and its sequels. ... Mary Poppins is a 1964] feature film based on the Mary Poppins series of childrens books written by P. L. Travers and illustrated by Mary Shepard. ... Frank Churchill (October 20, 1901 - May 14, 1942) was an American composer of popular music for films. ... Leigh Harline (March 26, 1907 - December 10, 1969) was an award-winning film composer. ... For other persons of the same name, see Paul Smith. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... Rapunzel is an American animation film scheduled for release in June 2010 and produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures and to be distributed by Buena Vista Pictures in the United States. ... Paige OHara (born Donna Paige Helmintoller on May 10, 1956 in Ft. ... Angela Lansbury CBE (born October 16, 1925) is a four-time Tony-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, three-time Oscar-nominated, and eighteen-time Emmy-nominated English actress. ... Mrs. ... Jerome Bernard Orbach (October 20, 1935 – December 28, 2004) was an American actor best known for his starring role as wisecracking Detective Lennie Briscoe in the Law & Order television series and for his musical theater roles. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ... Cogsworth is a fictional character in the Disney film Beauty and the Beast. ... Sam Bermans caricature of Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen for 1947 NBC promotion book Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 - September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... Fun and Fancy Free (first released on September 27, 1947) is a feature film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Dumbo is a 1941 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney and first released on October 23, 1941 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Mary Costa (born April 5, 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American singer, best known for playing the voice of Princess Aurora in the 1959 Disney film Sleeping Beauty. ... Ilene Woods (born 1929) is an American actress. ... Adriana Hitchell Caselotti (May 16, 1916 - January 19, 1997) was an American actress best known for providing the voice behind the lead character in Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. ... Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney, and originally released to theaters on June 16, 1955 by Buena Vista Distribution. ... Judy Kuhn is an American actress and singer. ... Pocahontas is the thirty-third animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney and it was originally released to the theaters on December 25, 1963. ... Fantasia is a 1940 motion picture, produced by Walt Disney and first released on November 13, 1940 in the United States. ... The Princess and the Frog is an animated film currently in development by Walt Disney Animation Studios. ...

Other

Contrary to rumors that circulated when the film was released, the images in Times Square do not purposely contain references to the stars of the film. These are merely coincidences that happened to exist during filming. Some of those images include:

Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark ODonnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters movie Hairspray. ... For the video game of the same name, see Superman Returns (video game). ... James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor and former Versace model, perhaps best known for playing Cyclops in the X-Men films. ... For the 1988 film, see Hairspray (1988 film). ... For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation). ... Tarzan is a musical based upon the Tarzan stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and more directly on the Disney film of the same name. ... Wicked is a Tony award-winning American musical produced by Universal Pictures with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. ... Rent is a rock musical, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson[1] based on Giacomo Puccinis opera La bohème. ... Idina Menzel (born Idina Kim Mentzel on May 30, 1971 in New York City) is a Tony Award-winning American actress, singer and songwriter who is best known for her performances in Wicked and Rent. ... Stephen Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ...

References

  1. ^ Idina-Here.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-11.
  2. ^ SCI FI Wire. Retrieved on 2007-11-15.
  3. ^ Official Enchanted MySpace. Retrieved on 2007-10-27.
  4. ^ Marr, Merissa (2007-11-19), "Disney Reaches to the Crib To Extend Princess Magic", The Wall Street Journal: B1, <http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB119543097711697381.html>. Retrieved on 2007-11-20
  5. ^ ""Enchanted" pays homage to other Disney films", Reuters, 2007-11-23. Retrieved on 2007-11-24. 
  6. ^ "More enchanting, but obscure Disney details", USA Today, 2007-11-22. Retrieved on 2007-11-23. 

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External links

  • Enchanted at Box Office Mojo
  • Enchanted at All Movie Guide
  • MusicalTalk podcast episode featuring a review of the world premiere of Enchanted held in London's Leicester Square in October 2007
  • Review
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Box office number-one films of 2007 (USA)
November 25, 2007
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