Enchanted (film)

Enchanted (film) In this fairytale spoof beginning in the colorful, musical, animated world of Andalasia, the beautiful Giselle’s wish to meet the handsome prince of her dreams and share “true love’s kiss” comes true when Prince Edward hears her lilting soprano raised in song and rushes to her side. The very next day, on her way to marry Edward, Giselle is tricked by the evil Queen Narissa and banished from her fairytale kingdom to modern-day New York City, where the film turns to live action as Giselle, a very real woman, experiences the cruelty of the big city. Giselle soon meets a handsome, no-nonsense, divorce lawyer, Robert, and his young daughter, Morgan, and begins to change her views on life and love. Robert also eventually changes, accepting that innocence and joy can exist in our jaded world. Prince Edward and the two-faced lackey Nathaniel, along with an eager chipmunk, are also transported to Manhattan, with Edward searching for his princess, and Nathaniel, acting under orders from the Queen, trying to keep them apart. With this collision of two worlds, Giselle finds herself wondering whether her storybook view of romance, complete with “happily ever after,” can survive in our world. Directed by Kevin Lima. Released on November 21, 2007. Stars Amy Adams (Giselle), Patrick Dempsey (Robert Philip), James Marsden (Prince Edward), Timothy Spall (Nathaniel), Idina Menzel (Nancy), Rachel Covey (Morgan), Susan Sarandon (Queen Narissa), Julie Andrews (narrator). 107 min. Former Disney voice actresses Jodi Benson, Paige O’Hara, and Judy Kuhn have cameo roles.  Filmed in Super 35. Music, including five original songs, is by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. Three of their songs (“Happy Working Song,” “So Close,” and “That’s How You Know”) received Academy Award nominations. Animation supervisor was James Baxter. Location filming took place in New York City.