News from Variety that Walt Disney Studios is developing a sequel to the popular modern fantasy musical “Enchanted.” I like this idea as it allows Disney to gently spoof its own animation product. It’s always good to have a sense of humor about one’s self.
The partly animated Enchanted will be written by Jessie Nelson and directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses). Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld will produce again.
I’m wondering why they didn’t go back to Kevin Lima to direct the movie since it earned a very respectable $340 million at the box office. Lima is one of those directors who has managed to do both animation and live action, and I think it worked very well. I also hope they’re able to bring back many of the original stars like: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey and Susan Sarandon.
It looks like the rush is on to get this released next year.