* ActorAllusion:
** [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] has a fish tank where she works.And the office has a Muzak version of "Part of Your World".
** Also, the little musical cue that strikes up when Paige O'Hara first appears sounds [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast awfully familiar...]]
* AllAnimationIsDisney: Weird inversion in that it is a Disney movie, but the animation isn't (the studio was taking a break from 2D animation, so it was done by James Baxter Animation - a short-lived studio also responsible for ''CuriousGeorge'' and the intro for ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', whose founder is a former Disney animator).
* {{Cameo}}: Several previous {{Disney Princess}}es make appearances in the movie -- [[http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0072533/ Jodi Benson]], the physical model and voice actress for Ariel in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''; Paige O'Hara, the voice actress for Belle in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''; and Judy Kuhn, who performed the singing voice for ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
* DevelopmentHell: Disney bought an early version of the script in 1997.
* 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 more singing!
** [[TheWire Clay Davis]] too. ''Shiiiiiiit''
** 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.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Robert's secretary is [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]].
** When looking for Giselle, Edward knocks at the door of pregnant {{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.
** 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]].
* 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?
** Idina Menzel to a musical degree. She is more well-known for Broadway musicals but does not sing in the movie. (A song was originally intended for her and James Marsden at the end, but was never used.) She said in an interview she was flattered to be "hired as an actress."
* StarMakingRole: Rightfully turned Creator/AmyAdams into an instant star.
* 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.
** This includes a couple of the more risque lines, such as Nancy's comment about Robert and Giselle having some "grown-up girl bonding time" and Morgan's comment that "Boys are only after one thing", but nobody will tell her what it is. Morgan's "Kick what?" response to Nancy's line "Hey, girl, you ready to kick it?" isn't in the novel, nor is Edward's "I don't know what melodramatic means." And then there's this amusing exchange between Robert and Morgan when they're trying to shoo away the vermin from Giselle's "Happy Working Song":
-->'''Morgan:''' ''(holding up two rats)'' What do I do with them?\\
'''Robert:''' Get them outside! Get rid of them! Get rid of them!\\
'''Morgan:''' Put them back?\\
'''Robert:''' Put them outside! Don't put them ''back!''
** A rare animated example: There's a sequence in the animated opening where Giselle looks back and waves at the birds who drop the tiara on her head. This was originally not part of the scene and only came to fruition when Amy Adams did it while going through the sequence practically for animated reference. The animators thought it was such a small yet perfect DisneyPrincess gesture that it was inserted in.
* {{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.
** Averted with Idina Menzel, who did ''not'' sing in this movie.
* 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.