History Trivia / Enchanted

27th Jul '16 7:58:43 PM TheRealYuma
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* DevelopmentHell: Disney bought an early version of the script in 1997. Kevin Lima had taken multiple stabs at getting the director's chair, but was repeatedly turned down for his version being "too dark."

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* DevelopmentHell: Disney bought an early version of the script in 1997. Kevin Lima had taken multiple stabs at getting the director's chair, but was repeatedly turned down for his version being "too dark."" Additionally, the first version of the script was written by Bill Kelly. Then it was rewritten by Rita Hsiao, followed by Todd Alcott. Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle were hired to rewrite the script once again, but that fell through, and finally, the script was rewritten by Bill Kelly.



** Giselle was supposed to become an official Franchise/DisneyPrincess, but they backed out of the idea upon realizing that they would have to secure a lifetime deal with Creator/AmyAdams to use her likeness. She was also originally envisioned as a blonde, but they decided that red hair would work better. Ironic because Amy Adams is a natural blonde, but dyes her hair red.

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** Giselle was supposed to become an official Franchise/DisneyPrincess, but they backed out of the idea upon realizing that they would have to secure a lifetime deal with Creator/AmyAdams to use her likeness. She was also originally envisioned as a blonde, but they decided that red hair would work better. Ironic because Amy Adams is a natural blonde, but dyes her hair red.red.
** Several different directors were in line to direct the movie before Disney ended up with Kevin Lima. First, there was Rob Marshall who withdrew due to creative differences between him and the producers. In 2001, John Turtletaub was set to direct but ended up directing the National Treasure movies. Lastly, before Kevin Lima, there was Adam Shankman who was set to direct with a script that had been rewritten by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle.
17th Jul '16 10:56:56 AM fearlessnikki
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** Posters for ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}'' and ''{{Theatre/RENT}}'' can be seen in Times Square, both headlined by Idina Menzel. Another poster for ''{{Film/Hairspray}}'' is advertised, which also stars James Marsden.
** Julie Andrews is the narrator for the film. During the "That's How You Know" number, Giselle can be seen running in Central Park and recreating the famous "The hills are alive..." shot from ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic''.



* PlayingAgainstType: James Marsden made a career of playing the straight-laced StraightMan in action films and rom coms. This and ''{{Hairspray}}'' (also released in 2007) showed off his goofily disarming charm, nice comic timing, and a Broadway-caliber voice. Who knew?

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* PlayingAgainstType: PlayingAgainstType:
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James Marsden made a career of playing the straight-laced StraightMan in action films and rom coms. This and ''{{Hairspray}}'' (also released in 2007) showed off his goofily disarming charm, nice comic timing, and a Broadway-caliber voice. Who knew?



* ThrowItIn: The novelization of the film provides some insight that makes it easier to determine what lines were ad libbed. It follows pretty much the entire script of the movie and even some of the deleted scenes, so the comic material not included was most likely ad libbed.

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* ThrowItIn: ThrowItIn:
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The novelization of the film provides some insight that makes it easier to determine what lines were ad libbed. It follows pretty much the entire script of the movie and even some of the deleted scenes, so the comic material not included was most likely ad libbed.



* {{Typecasting}}: As noted on the main page, James Marsden is PlayingAgainstType by being a LargeHam singing KnightInShiningArmor... but at the same time he's still the RomanticFalseLead and DisposableFiance.

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** The tourists pointing and laughing at Edward on the bus weren't extras, but real tourists.
* {{Typecasting}}: {{Typecasting}}:
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As noted on the main page, James Marsden is PlayingAgainstType by being a LargeHam singing KnightInShiningArmor... but at the same time he's still the RomanticFalseLead and DisposableFiance.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the first draft of the script (and mentioned earlier on this page), once Giselle enters the real world, she gets mistaken for a stripper. It was not intended for Disney and certainly not intended for kids.
** ''Enchanted'' was originally planned out as a film that was intended to be an R-rated film that was a parody of the popular Disney Princesses. The result of this change of plans was because the writers had troubles with the script. Seeing how this was planned during the '90s, it would have been something like [[VideoGame/ConkersbadFurDay take that on a certain kids thing]]. It isn't known for certain if this was planned as [[AnimationAgeGhetto an animated film]] or a live-action film, but the result of either [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids wouldn't have been pretty for certain people]].
** Giselle was supposed to become an official Franchise/DisneyPrincess, but they backed out of the idea upon realizing that they would have to secure a lifetime deal with Creator/AmyAdams to use her likeliness.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the first draft of the script (and mentioned earlier on this page), once Giselle enters the real world, she gets mistaken for a stripper. It was not intended for Disney and certainly not intended for kids.
WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** ''Enchanted'' was originally planned out first written as a film that was intended to be an R-rated film that was a parody of satire back in the popular 90s, when the Disney Princesses. Renaissance was in full-swing. The result of this change of plans first draft had Giselle getting mistaken for a stripper when she arrives in New York. Presumably after ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}}'' became famous as the TakeThat to Disney films, the script was because the writers had troubles with the script. Seeing how this was planned during the '90s, it would have been something like [[VideoGame/ConkersbadFurDay take that on reworked to become a certain kids thing]]. It isn't known for certain if this was planned as [[AnimationAgeGhetto an animated film]] or a live-action film, but the result of either [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids wouldn't have been pretty for certain people]].
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** Giselle was supposed to become an official Franchise/DisneyPrincess, but they backed out of the idea upon realizing that they would have to secure a lifetime deal with Creator/AmyAdams to use her likeliness.likeness. She was also originally envisioned as a blonde, but they decided that red hair would work better. Ironic because Amy Adams is a natural blonde, but dyes her hair red.
21st Apr '16 11:56:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Hey, what are [[Film/{{X-Men}} Cyclops]], [[GreysAnatomy Dr. McDreamy]], [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Janet]], [[{{Rent}} Maureen]] and [[Film/HarryPotter Peter Pettigrew]] doing in this movie?
** Forget [[{{Rent}} Maureen]], what's [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} Elphaba]] doing here?!
*** And more importantly, why wasn't she given any singing!?
** [[Series/TheWire Clay Davis]] too. ''Shiiiiiiit''
** Giselle is also [[Film/TheMuppets Mary]].
** A lesser example, but fans of ''SonicTheHedgehog'' are bound to get a kick out of this; the calypso singer who sings "That's How You Know" with Giselle is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlon_Saunders Marlon Saunders]], better known for singing the vocals of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM8h2Xyis9M both]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGejHJSyrZ0 versions]] of Knuckles' ImageSong [[SonicAdventureSeries "Unknown From M.E."]].
** [[Series/{{Bones}} Angela Montenegro]] is [[spoiler: one of Giselle's new employees]], and in a deleted scene, Nancy's best friend. (fitting, as Josephson Entertainment, one of the producers of ''Bones'', co-produced this)
** [[SweeneyTodd The original Judge Turpin]] tries to mug Giselle.
17th Apr '16 4:20:44 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Robert's secretary is [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]].
** When looking for Giselle, Edward knocks at the door of pregnant Disney/{{Pocahontas}} ([[NonSingingVoice her singing voice, anyway]]).
** And now [[Creator/IdinaMenzel Nancy]] is [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]].
** In Spain, Giselle is [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents two]] [[TheMagicSchoolBus Wandas]].
** [[Film/TheFighter Charlene]] falls for [[Film.XMen Cyclops]] (son of evil queen [[Film/ThelmaAndLouise Louise]]) and then for [[Series/GreysAnatomy McDreamy]].
** Giselle eventually left Robert, [[Film/ManOfSteel moved to Metropolis and became Superman's girlfriend.]] ([[HilariousInHindsight doubly hilarious]] as the guy she left in Andalasia [[Film/SupermanReturns also disputed his wife with Superman]])
** And that's JulieAndrews narrating.
** Giselle is no stranger to WesternAnimation/TotalDrama. In Italy, she is Bridgette, while in Brazil, she is Samey and Amy (well, her singing voice).
** The Brazilian cast seems big:
*** Giselle's speaking voice is Disney/{{Pocahontas}} and [[Film/{{Matilda}} Miss Honey]].
*** Giselle (singing only) and Robert are [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Nazz and Kevin]], [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Gabriele and Joxer]], and [[Film/ThisIs40 Debbie and Peter]].
*** Morgan is 2013!Film/{{Carrie}}, [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Isabella]], and [[Film/TheHungerGames Primrose Everdeen]].
*** Narissa is [[Film/HarryPotter Aunt Petunia]].
*** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons The original Lisa Simpson]] narrates the film.
*** Nancy Tremaine is [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Fionna]], [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]], and [[Film/{{Carrie}} the original Chris Hargensen]].
6th Apr '16 7:02:54 AM rjd1922
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** Enchanted was originally planned out as a film that was intended to be an R-rated film that was a parody of the popular Disney Princesses. The result of this change of plans was because the writers had troubles with the script. Seeing how this was planned during the '90s, it would have been something like [[VideoGame/ConkersbadFurDay take that on a certain kids thing]]. It isn't known for certain if this was planned as [[AnimationAgeGhetto an animated film]] or a live-action film, but the result of either [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids wouldn't have been pretty for certain people]].

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** Enchanted ''Enchanted'' was originally planned out as a film that was intended to be an R-rated film that was a parody of the popular Disney Princesses. The result of this change of plans was because the writers had troubles with the script. Seeing how this was planned during the '90s, it would have been something like [[VideoGame/ConkersbadFurDay take that on a certain kids thing]]. It isn't known for certain if this was planned as [[AnimationAgeGhetto an animated film]] or a live-action film, but the result of either [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids wouldn't have been pretty for certain people]].
28th Jan '16 1:05:35 PM GrammarNavi
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** [[TheWire Clay Davis]] too. ''Shiiiiiiit''

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** [[TheWire [[Series/TheWire Clay Davis]] too. ''Shiiiiiiit''
27th Jan '16 7:29:49 AM mugiwara
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* StarMakingRole: Rightfully turned Creator/AmyAdams into an instant star.

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* StarMakingRole: Rightfully While she first got Hollywood's notice in her role opposite Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio in ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' and later got an Oscar nomination for her perfomance in ''Film/JuneBug'', it was this film which turned Creator/AmyAdams into an instant star.
4th Dec '15 10:03:44 AM twilicorn
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** Giselle is also [[Film/TheMuppets Mary]].
1st Oct '15 8:10:28 PM RushLimborg
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** The ParasolOfPrettiness Giselle holds in the "That's How You Know" sequence was Amy Adams's idea--she had brought it to the set because it was a bright and hot that day. The director loved it.
3rd Sep '15 3:17:08 AM TrueBlue170
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*** And more importantly, why wasn't she given more singing!

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*** And more importantly, why wasn't she given more singing!any singing!?
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