21 November 2017; “Enchanted” (2007) Throwback

Get ready for today’s 2nd…Blast from the Past!

From Kevin Lima, the director of “A Goofy Movie” (1995), “Tarzan” (1999), and “102 Dalmatians” (2000), comes this enchanting (pun intended) fantasy adventure flick…

Robert: “Would you like me to call someone for you?”
Giselle: “I don’t think they would hear you from here.”

“Enchanted” released on this day November 21st 2007, making the film 10 years old as of today.

Serving as a love letter to previous Disney classics such as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937), the film follows a typical princess-to-be Giselle (Oscar nominee Amy Adams) as she is magically transported from her animated world of Andalasia to the live-action world of New York City and is aided by a cynical lawyer (Golden Globe nominee Patrick Dempsey) to find a way back home.

Fun fact; the film earned 3 Oscar nominations for Best Original Song for Happy Working Song, So Close, and That’s How You Know.

Also, as homage to the movie, a few Disney actresses feature in cameo roles, such as Paige O’Hara who provided the speaking and singing voice of Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” (1991 version).

Some of the film’s highlights include the tropes used in Disney classics and creating a homage and parody out of them, entertaining story, colorful fusion of traditional animation, CGI (computer generated imagery) and live-action film-making, and charming performances, especially Oscar winner Susan Sarandon as the villainous Queen Narissa and Adams’ adorable and endearing Giselle.

If you are looking for Disney family fare from the 2000s, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster artwork and design: Unknown.