Disney had a breakout hit with “Enchanted” in 2007. The sweet, but smart, film skewered Disney princess films at the same time it honored them. We reported in July of 2014, that a sequel had been approved by Disney Studios and we now have a… Read More »Disney’s “Enchanted” Sequel gets title
If you recall how Disney’s Enchanted ended, Giselle (Amy Adams) ended up with her prince (Patrick Dempsey) and a successful career in fashion in the real world, while Adele Dazeem (played by Idina Menzel (I’m joking)) got her man in the animated one. The whole… Read More »Enchanted 2 Signs Scribes Moves Closer to Reality
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.… Read More »Disney working on Enchanted Squeekgual
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I confess – I love movies, especially perception shifting ones. Actually I love what Del calls my "happy movies" and he keeps surprising me with a DVD to add to my collection.
When we visited my parents over Easter weekend I brought along his latest gift to me, a "happy movie" called "Enchanted" and we all watched it together. It was my second time through and once again I was enchanted.
But, since I had seen the story before I could look at it through my favorite lens, the perception shifting lens.
I was not lucky enough to see Enchanted in the theaters. I heard about how wonderful Amy Adams was and how the whole film just worked from start to finish. Well now that I’ve seen it on DVD, all I can say is go out and get a copy right away. The movie is sweet, endearing and enchanting for every minute it’s on screen. It’s not going to go down as the best Disney film ever, but it ranks right up there with some of the classics.
Also of note is the use of animation that bookends the film’s New York City setting. This was the first hand drawn animation from the Mouse House as they embarked on a journey back to regularly using hand drawn animation in feature animation. I was impressed with how close the animation was to some of the classics, a move that was intentional, but I don’t want to give away too much of the film. Let’s just say that the number of ‘homages’ to other Disney films is substantial.
The Enchanted DVD comes with a few excellent extras that make the DVD a pleasurable viewing experience. Deleted Scenes, Bloopers, and a behind the scenes featurette will keep your interest. Sadly, there is no director’s commentary from director Kevin Lima. I know he’s a funny and intelligent man and think knowing his views and choices would be a nice addition.
Enchanted was amazing. I was not quite sure what to make of it from the trailers. Going into the theater I expected a deconstructive satire much along the same lines as Shrek or, to a certain extent, the Scary Movie series. However, Enchanted provided not only greater commentary than any seemingly disconnected gag from previous… Read More »Short Enchanted Review