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Disney’s Disenchanted, the long-awaited sequel to the 2007 fantasy musical Enchanted starring Amy Adams, is about to be released. Enchanted was a smash hit in 2007, adapting the genre to include both live-action and traditionally animated parodies of archetypal fairy tale princesses. Produced by Disney, it generally paid homage to classic Disney Princess musicals such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White while satirizing their recurring tropes. With Disenchanted slated for a Disney+ release on Thanksgiving 2022 (November 24), the world needs Giselle (Adams) more than ever.

Enchanted follows Giselle, an animated princess based on common tropes from classic Disney princess films. Giselle is driven from the fictional fairy tale kingdom of Andalasia, who is pushed into a well by an evil witch. Suddenly thrown into a live-action version of herself in New York, she is found and cared for by Robert (Patrick Dempsey), whom she falls in love with instead of her animated prince charming, Edward (James Marsden), and her young daughter, Morgan (Rachel Covey). The film ends with the witch destroyed, Edward and Nancy (Robert’s fashion designer girlfriend, played by Idina Menzel) returning to Andalusia, and Giselle remaining in New York, married to Robert and running a fashion business. Disenchanted picks up 15 years after these events.

Enchanted’s ending left a world of possibilities for a sequel with Giselle fully navigating the real world without the constraints of the classic Disney Princess archetype. Over the years there have been many rumors of an Enchanted sequel, but nothing was confirmed until Disney+ tweeted about the official return of Giselle and Amy Adams on Investor Day. Disney in December 2020, revealing the official title: Disenchanted. Here’s everything we know about the cast and release date of Enchanted 2, all the plot details of Enchanted Sequel, and, of course, what fans can expect from the dance and songs of Disenchanted.

When is Enchanted 2 coming out?

Disenchanted will be released direct to Disney+ on November 24, 2022. Pinned for a fall 2022 release since the 2020 announcement, the exact date and month remained unknown until Disney announced in May 2022 that Enchanted 2 would debut on Thanksgiving, numbering it among several highly anticipated Disney movies in 2022. Disney originally confirmed Enchanted 2 in 2011. As it had been over a decade since Enchanted was released, the studio reconfirmed Enchanted 2 in December 2020 alongside the title Disenchanted. Over the years, some solid production details have emerged. Adam Shankman has signed on as the film’s director, replacing former director Kevin Lima. With Shankman’s background in musicals and fantasy films such as Hairspray and Bedtime Stories, Disenchanted is in good hands to take on Giselle’s next chapter.

Enchanted 2 Trailer

The Enchanted 2 trailer finally dropped on September 9, 2022, just over 2 months before the film’s official Disney+ exclusive release. The Disenchanted trailer opens with Giselle calling on all of her animal friends for help, with its main theme – though this time animals are NYC favorites like rats and cockroaches. It then cuts to a sweet discussion between Robert and Giselle from Disenchanted as they decide to start a new chapter in suburban Monroeville. The new family moves into a repairman, which justifies a visit from the new Princess of Andalusia, Nancy Tremaine and Prince Edward. Additionally, the footage gives a glimpse of Maya Rudolph’s new villain, Malvina Monroe. It also appears that Giselle and Robert have had a baby since the events of Enchanted.

It’s clear in the trailer that Giselle is unhappy with her new life in Monroeville and uses a magic wand to wish her life back to being a fairy tale. This obviously goes awry, as the entire town (including her family) is transformed into non-animated fairy tale characters. The new villain can also be spotted in the form of an evil queen. All in all, it looks like Giselle and the rest of the family are ready for an exciting new fairy tale as the title character struggles to acclimate to her new life in Monroeville.

Who is returning to the cast of Enchanted 2?

As for the cast of Enchanted 2, Disney announced the return of Amy Adams as Giselle for Disenchanted in December 2020, when the company reconfirmed the project. It’s been a long time since Amy Adams sang on screen, and it’s a great talent that the actress hasn’t learned to indulge in quite a while. Plus, it’ll be interesting to see how Adams’ career in indie plays affects his characterization of Giselle. So who else will star in the sequel? Enchanted music composer Alan Menken revealed on his JLBG Livestream on March 23, 2021 that Patrick Dempsey would be reprising his role as Robert Philip. James Marsden returns as Prince Edward and Idina Menzel (aka Elsa from Frozen) as Nancy Tremaine. Dempsey and Menzel will both sing in Disenchanted, and it’s reported that the sequel to Enchanted will feature many more musical numbers. However, Susan Sarandon’s villain, Queen Narissa, will not appear, and Maya Rudolph will play new villain Malvina Monroe.

Who’s new to the Enchanted 2 cast?

New Enchanted 2 cast members include Yvette Nicole Brown (of Community) as Rosaleen and Kolton Stewart (Astrid Saves the World) as Tyson Monroe. Gabriella Baldacchino (The Conners) replaced Rachel Covey as Morgan, Robert Philip’s daughter, although Covey is shown in archive footage. Jayma Mays (of Glee) will play the role of Ruby and Oscar Nuñez (of the famous The Office) will play the role of Edgard. Most of these new characters will likely be residents of Andalusia or Monroeville. Comedian Maya Rudolph (who also appeared in the voice cast of Luca) was cast in Disenchanted as the main villain, Malvina Monroe. Kolton Stewart will play his son in Enchanted 2.

Enchanted 2 Story and Songs

IMDb’s Disenchanted plot synopsis states that the story takes place 15 years after Enchanted ended. After the happily ever after of her marriage to Robert, Giselle begins to wonder if she is truly happy. Giselle, Robert and Morgan move to suburban Monroeville. In the process, the princess is forced to face all the adult struggles that come with finding a new home in a new place. This dilemma of self-discovery (and her acquisition of a magic wand) leads to the ensuing chaos for Giselle’s friends and family both in the real world and in Andalusia. Ultimately, she’ll have to come to terms with what “happily ever after” really means to her family and to herself.

The long-awaited release of Enchanted 2 offers plenty of opportunities to explore Giselle’s new life. Given Enchanted’s success in turning fairy tale and Disney princess tropes on their head, it’s no surprise that Disenchanted does away with the supposed “happily ever after.” But despite the title and Giselle’s dispirited outlook in the sequel, Amy Adams has confirmed that the princess will sing and dance even more than she did in the original film. During an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she commented on how difficult it was for her to pull off those sequences more than a decade after the first movie was shot. Read his full comments below:

“There’s a lot more singing and a lot more dancing, which humbled me. The last time I really danced as much as I had to was I was in my twenties and now I’m not in my twenties anymore.

Where to watch Enchanted 2

In the Disney+ release announcement tweet, the streaming service revealed that Disenchanted won’t be getting a theatrical release. Instead, Enchanted 2 will release exclusively on Disney+. Frozen movies have become a massive phenomenon in the years between the release of Enchanted and its follow-up with Enchanted 2, so there’s a big challenge in bringing Disney’s most successful animated movies to new musical numbers, d especially since the actors have to interpret them in live-action. But with the proven talent of Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, and Idina Menzel, there’s no doubt that Disenchanted will exceed expectations. Disney+ subscribers will be hard-pressed to find a better option for all-new easy family viewing this Thanksgiving 2022.

Why Enchanted 2 took 15 years to happen

Enchanted was released in 2007. While many films released in 2022 were supposed to debut much earlier but were pushed back, Disenchanted has a history of delays that began long before the pandemic hit in 2020. Enchanted 2 was delayed by 15 year. Enchanted knocked it out of the park at the box office, grossing $340.5 million against an $85 million budget. The sequel was confirmed as far back as 2011, so the reason for the long hiatus has nothing to do with Enchanted’s poor performance or Disney’s challenge request for a follow-up. In fact, it was exactly the opposite that was the problem.

Enchanted was such a hit that disagreements arose over how to make a worthy follow-up. This is evidenced by the continuous change of writers and directors associated with the project during its 15-year production journey. Shrek 2 writers J. David Stem and David N. Weiss were on board, working on an earlier script penned by Jessie Nelson, with Anne Fletcher (known for her work on The Proposal with Ryan Reynolds) directing, but Shankman has took over management in 2016–2017. Yet, as of May 2019, Enchanted 2 still wasn’t greenlit. Finally, in 2020, a full story was agreed upon, and Disney announced that Disenchanted would arrive on Thanksgiving Day (November 24, 2022).

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