It was almost 15 years ago when actress Amy Adams received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for her breakout role in the smash-hit Enchanted. While fans of the family flix have patiently waited all this time for Disney to breathe life into a follow-up to the movie, they can now fill their hearts with joy and excitement as Disenchated is now here.
And there's more good news for those looking forward to this sequel: Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden and Idina Menzel are back as well reprising their respective characters in the film. So what exactly can viewers expect with Disenchanted?
Here’s everything we know.
When is the Disenchanted release date?
Disenchanted is now streaming on Disney Plus in the US. Those in the UK can tune into the magical fun on Thursday, November 24.
What is Disenchanted about?
Here is a brief Disney synopsis of the film:
"Disenchanted takes place 15 years after the events of the original movie. Giselle and Robert are now married and decide to move from New York to the suburb of Monroeville with their teenage daughter, Morgan. There, Giselle 'must juggle the challenges that come with a new home and discover what happily ever after truly means to her and her new family.'"
As previously mentioned, starring as Giselle in Disenchanted is actress Amy Adams. While she didn’t ultimately walk away with the Golden Globe for her work in the original film Enchanted, she went on to claim victory at the awards ceremony for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her talent in American Hustle and Big Eyes. More recently, she’s starred in The Woman in the Window, Dear Evan Hansen and of course, Justice League.
Joining Adams as Enchanted veterans are James Marsden as Prince Edward, Patrick Dempsey as Robert and Idina Menzel as Nancy. For Marsden, he’s perhaps best known for his work in X-Men, while for Dempsey, it's his stint in Grey’s Anatomy. Menzel’s voice should instantly be recognizable from her contribution to the megahit Frozen.
In some casting addition news, SNL alum and Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph is on board as the new villain of sorts, Malvina Monroe. Kolton Stewart (Sneakerella), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Jayma Mays (United States of Al), Oscar Nuñez (The Office) and Gabriella Baldacchino (The Conners) also join the Enchanted franchise.
On November 2, Disney released another official trailer for the film. Are you ready to join in on the new adventure when the series airs?
After an exciting Disney Plus day and equally exciting D23 Expo 2022, one of the trailers that emerged was that for Disenchanted. Check out the clip below.
It looks like critics aren't seeing the magic the second time around as it only received a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes as of November 23.
Mashable states: "The production value is less awe-inspiring and more, "Ah, right. This is a straight-to-TV sequel."
The Wrap declares: "The original dared to push back, to think a little differently, to admit that it was time for Disney to evolve. Its follow-up goes in the other direction, searching for safety in easy familiarity."
CNN on the other hand claims: "Amy Adams nimbly steps back into the role of an animated princess trying to adapt to the live-action world, in an epilogue to Enchanted that has moments of magic without completely delivering on the premise."
Disenchanted runs an hour and 59 minutes.
How to watch Disenchanted
Disenchanted airs exclusively on Disney Plus. Those hoping to watch the movie must have a subscription to the streaming platform. Currently, you can subscribe to Disney Plus as a standalone service, or you can subscribe to The Disney Bundle which includes Hulu and ESPN Plus.
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