Enchanted (film)

Enchanted is a 2007 American live-action/animated musical fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Kevin Lima and written by Bill Kelly. The film stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey, and Susan Sarandon. It focuses on an archetypal Disney princess-to-be exiled from her animated world into the live-action world of New York City.

Theatrical release poster by John Alvin
Directed byKevin Lima
Written byBill Kelly
Produced by
CinematographyDon Burgess
Edited by
Music byAlan Menken
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • October 20, 2007 (2007-10-20) (London)
  • November 21, 2007 (2007-11-21) (United States)
Running time
107 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$85 million[2][3]
Box office$340.5 million[3]

The film is both a homage to and a self-parody of Disney's animated features making numerous references to past works through the combination of live-action filmmaking, traditional animation, and computer-generated imagery. It also marks the return of traditional animation to a Disney feature film after the company's decision to move entirely to computer animation in 2004. Composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who had written songs for previous Disney films, wrote and produced the songs of Enchanted with Menken also composing its score. The animated sequences were produced at James Baxter Animation in Pasadena. Filming of the live-action segments took place around New York City.

Enchanted premiered on October 20, 2007 at the London Film Festival before its wide release on November 21, 2007 in the United States. It was critically well-received, established Adams as a leading lady, and earned more than $340 million worldwide at the box office.[3] It won three Saturn Awards, Best Fantasy Film, Best Actress for Adams and Best Music for Menken. Enchanted also received two nominations at the 65th Golden Globe Awards and three Best Original Song nominations at the 80th Academy Awards. This is the first film to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (since Touchstone Pictures' Dan in Real Life) after Disney stopped using its Buena Vista Pictures Distribution brand. A sequel, titled Disenchanted, is in development and is expected to premiere on Disney+ at Thanksgiving 2022.

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