Disney fans rejoice! The beloved 2007 hit film Enchanted, which is now finally streaming on Disney Plus, is getting a sequel! Disenchanted will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus in the fall of 2022.
It seems like so far away, but we’re looking forward to it. Here’s why!
Enchanted is delightful
The first film presented a story that both celebrated the familiar fairytale tropes Disney was (and is still) known for and gently satirized them at the same time. Remember when the heroine saved the hero in this one? Yeah, that right there. Enchanted was genuinely funny, romantic, and exciting. There was a prettily animated opening sequence and there were wonderful songs throughout, such as “That’s How You Know” and “So Close.” Three of them were Oscar-nominated, in fact. And it is one of the films that made Amy Adams a huge star. This was definitely the kind of production viewers would want to see more of, with a world worth revisiting.
The cast is back
Adams returns as Giselle, of course, but also returning is Patrick Dempsey as Robert, the real-world man who captured Giselle’s heart in the first film. And he’s not the only one! James Marsden returns as Prince Edward, Giselle’s love interest from the animated land of Andalasia who turned out not to be right for her. Idina Menzel is also back as Nancy, the woman from our world who was dating Robert but ended up with Edward. Joining them are new cast members Maya Rudolph, Jama Mays, and Yvette Nicole Brown. It’s safe to say the performers here are a big draw to watch this sequel.
The storyline is on point
The official synopsis for Disenchanted sounds like it will continue the wonderful blend of respect and revision for fairytales that worked so well in the first film. Giselle, Robert, and Robert’s daughter Morgan move to a new town where the leader, Malvina (played by Rudolph), causes so many problems that Giselle wishes for their lives to be a perfect fairytale but this backfires and puts them and Andalasia itself in jeopardy. If the writing pulls this off, an examination of what happens in a “happily ever after” could be the perfect second part of this story.
More singing and dancing
Amy Adams recently teased that Disenchanted will have more singing and dancing than the first film. Considering how well that aspect of Enchanted turned out, this is good news. Especially because composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz have returned to work on this sequel. We can’t wait to find out what musical treats are in store for the audience this time!
A surprise Disney appearance
Believe it or not, plot details reportedly include an appearance by the Seven Dwarfs of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We need to know how this happens. We need to see this happen. And it makes perfect sense that this film is the one to reference Disney’s extensive fairytale history with the first animated feature film in this way.
All of this means we’re eager to see Disenchanted. Are you as excited as we are?
Enchanted is now streaming on Disney Plus.