Color us still enchanted, even 15 years later. D23 Expo 2022 unveiled the official trailer for Disenchanted, the highly anticipated sequel to Enchanted. Folks, it will be the musical comedy event of the holiday season. Guaranteed.
Here’s a synopsis for the film per Disney Media:
“It has been 15 years since Giselle (Amy Adams) and Robert (Patrick Dempsey) wed, but Giselle has grown disillusioned with life in the city, so they move their growing family to the sleepy suburban community of Monroeville in search of a more fairy tale life. Unfortunately, it isn’t the quick fix she had hoped for. Suburbia has a new set of rules and a local queen bee, Malvina Monroe (Maya Rudolph), who makes Giselle feel more out of place than ever.
Frustrated that her happily ever after hasn’t been so easy to find, she turns to the magic of Andalasia for help, accidentally transforming the entire town into a real-life fairy tale and placing her family’s future happiness in jeopardy. Now, Giselle is in a race against time to reverse the spell and determine what happily ever after truly means to her and her family.”
In addition to Adams, Dempsey and Rudolph, Disenchanted also stars James Marsden and Idina Menzel, who reprise their roles as Prince Edward and Nancy Tremaine. Additional ensemble players include Yvette Nicole Brown as Rosaleen, Gabrielle Baldacchino as Morgan Philip and Jayma Mays as Ruby.
Adam Shankman is at the helm with a script from Jessie Nelson, J. David Stern and David N. Weiss. Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken return to pen and arrange the music. It wouldn’t be a Disney flick without Menken, to be sure.
Judging by the trailer, Giselle’s wish for a fairy tale life might result in her becoming the evil stepmother. If true, this twist is an ingenious one. I’m totally on board for Evil Giselle having her time in the limelight. Give me all the fairy tale archetypes and musical numbers, please!
Take a peek at the official poster and trailer below. Prepare for “Happily Never After” when Disenchanted hits Disney Plus on November 24, 2022.