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Enchanted Director’s Commentary

A quick shout-out for my friend Taylor White at Creature Features who recently recorded a director’s commentary with Kevin Lima for Enchanted (2007):

It’s something that you synch up to the movie.

I had never seen Enchanted but recently watched it and found it delightful.

I’m honestly not a big Disney animation fan, it was just never something that spoke to me. If anything I found it precious and insufferable (though I always admired the craft).

But I really loved this movie as both a tribute to and send-up of the genre. Amy Adams is hysterical:

The sequel, Disenchanted, just premiered on Disney+ but the original director (Lima) was not involved and it didn’t get nearly as well reviewed.

From what I understand, they made Giselle (Adams) into a wicked stepmother...and good lord, who wants to see that?!?

It sounds as gross and unappealing as evil Superman (Superman III):

Writers and executives get these ideas sometimes about a place that a story can go that’s logical and lends itself to dramatic possibilities—but it’s a reminder, just because you thought of it, doesn’t necessarily mean you should do it!

But, fortunately, a great movie like the original Enchanted—it’s like they say about winning a championship, “flags fly forever.”

So check out the commentary if you want the director’s inside scoop!

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Jesse Beyer-Garcia
Jesse Beyer-Garcia
Nov 04, 2023

If you didn't think her work insufferable you might have thought to acknowledge Jodi Benson as also being in the clip. But its easier to groan over a potential sequel than to do journalism

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