Directed by Adam Shankman, disenchanted arrived on November 18th exclusively on disney+ and brought back Giselle (Amy Adams), Robert (Patrick Dempsey) and Morgan (Gabriella Baldacchino). In production, they move into a new house in suburban Monroeville and the community is overseen by Malvina Monroe (Maya Rudolph), who has nefarious intentions for the family. When problems arise, Giselle wants their lives to be as perfect as they are in the fantastical world of Andalasia. The spell backfires, and now Giselle must race to save her family and her homeland before the clock strikes midnight.
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How not to start this list with the movie that introduced the beloved princess Giselle, played by Amy Adams, to the public 15 years ago? Directed by Kevin Lima, the feature features a princess who lives in the magical kingdom of Andalasia. But when she opens the manhole cover, she is dazzled by the bright lights of the city. And now in New York she is about to undergo a tremendous awakening of fairytale magnitude as she believes that love comes in the form of a prince charming riding a white horse. And the only thing bigger than her fairytale wedding dress is her heart. Giselle enchants the very essence of the big city and if she can win there, she can win anywhere!
The cast has other names that return in Disenchanted, such as Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel and James Marsden.
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the film is a live-action version of one of Disney’s greatest classics. Beauty and the Beast chronicles the fantastic journey of Belle, a brave, beautiful, bright and independent young woman who is imprisoned by the Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the enchanted servants and learns to see past the Beast’s hideous exterior to the gentle heart of the true prince within.
The adaptation released in 2017 received two Oscar® nominations in the categories of Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction.
Paths of the Forest (2014)
A baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt) live in a village where they deal with several famous fairy tale characters, such as Little Red Riding Hood (Lila Crawford). One day, they receive a visit from the witch (Meryl Streep), who is their neighbor. She warns that she has cast a spell on the couple so that she will not have children, as punishment for something done by the baker’s father decades ago. At the same time, the witch warns that the spell can be undone if they bring her four objects: a hood as red as blood, hair as yellow as an ear of corn, a shoe as golden as gold, and a horse as white as milk. They only have three days to find everything, otherwise the spell will be eternal. Decided to fulfill the objective, the baker and his wife enter the forest.
Released in 2014, the film received three Golden Globe® Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy (Emily Blunt) and Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep).
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film is yet another live-action adaptation of a classic fairy tale. The Cinderella story follows the life of young Ella (Lily James), whose merchant father remarries after he is widowed by her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters, Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisela (Sophie McShera), into the family home. But when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a cruel and jealous new family. Relegated to the position of family maid, the young woman always covered in ashes, who came to be called Cinderella, could well have begun to lose hope. But despite the cruelty she was subjected to, Ella is determined to honor her late mother’s words and “have courage and be kind”, not giving in to despair or those who mistreat her.
The Enchanted Sneakers (2022)
Like Disenchanted, the film brings in its story a modern fairy tale full of references to the classics, but with a great distinction: the prince in The Enchanted Sneakers is a young black boy from the New York suburbs.
Amid New York’s innovative street culture, this is an adrenaline-fueled, music-fuelled film that takes a contemporary spin on the Cinderella fairy tale. El (Chosen Jacobs) is an aspiring sneaker designer who works in stock at his late mother’s shoe store. He hides his artistic talent from his stepfather and two mean-spirited half-brothers, who always screw up any opportunity that comes his way. Until El meets Kira King (Lexi Underwood), the independent daughter of Darius King (John Salley), basketball legend and tennis mogul. With encouragement from her best friend and a touch of magic, El finds the courage to use his talent and pursue his dream of becoming a real designer in the sneaker business.