The Enchanted Sequel I’ve Been Dreaming of Is Finally on Its Way

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One of the most endearing live-action modern Disney movie musicals in the world will soon be getting a sequel. Enchanted‘s sequel, Disenchanted, is set to begin shooting in 2017, ten years after the original premiered in November 2007. It seems somehow poignant that 2017 is when they’d begin shooting, as the sequel takes place ten years after the events of the first movie. As the title implies, things aren’t going quite so well for Giselle in her happily ever after, so of course this causes her accidentally trigger “events that make everyone’s lives turn upside down in both the real world and in the animated kingdom of Andalasia.”

As of right now, Alan Shankman (Hairspray, Rock of Ages, The Pacifier) is in talks to direct. Amy Adams will be reprising her role as well. There’s no word yet on who else will be returning, though we’ll hopefully see Patrick Dempsey back as Giselle’s beau.

The strongest, most memorable aspect of the original movie was its musical numbers. Enchanted was, after all, a delightfully somewhat subversive take on the prototypical Disney princess. It asked the question of what it would be like if any of the classic Disney princesses found themselves literally dropped into 2007 New York–albeit a Disney-fied version of it (and I don’t just mean Times Square). Along with that lightly subversive humor that comes with such a premise were some incredible music and dance numbers that were as catchy as they were funny.

Those numbers came from the skilled hands of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, two legendary Disney musicians with countless Disney soundtracks under their belts. With their Disney-experienced hands, the movie was able to successfully blur the line between a Disney live-action movie and animated feature. One hopes that they’ll each be able to return to the sequel to lend their skills once again.

Or, you know, get Lin-Manuel Miranda to do it. I hear he’s pretty good.

Anyway here’s the song that I know you’ve had stuck in your head since you clicked on this post.

How does she know?” I can hear you ask yourself. I just know.

(via io9)

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