- Actor Allusion:
- All Animation Is Disney: 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 Curious George and the intro for Kung Fu Panda, whose founder is a former Disney animator).
- Cameo: Several previous Disney Princesses make appearances in the movie — Jodi Benson, the physical model and voice actress for Ariel in The Little Mermaid; Paige O'Hara, the voice actress for Belle in Beauty and the Beast; and Judy Kuhn, who performed the singing voice for Pocahontas.
- Development Hell: Disney bought an early version of the script in 1997.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Hey, what are Cyclops, Dr. McDreamy, Janet, Maureen and Peter Pettigrew doing in this movie?
- Forget Maureen, what's Elphaba doing here?!
- And more importantly, why wasn't she given more singing!
- Clay Davis too. Shiiiiiiit
- A lesser example, but fans of Sonic the Hedgehog are bound to get a kick out of this; the calypso singer who sings "That's How You Know" with Giselle is Marlon Saunders, better known for singing the vocals of both versions of Knuckles' Image Song "Unknown From M.E.".
- Angela Montenegro is 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)
- The original Judge Turpin tries to mug Giselle.
- Forget Maureen, what's Elphaba doing here?!
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Robert's secretary is Ariel.
- When looking for Giselle, Edward knocks at the door of pregnant Pocahontas (her singing voice, anyway).
- And now Nancy is Elsa.
- In Spain, Giselle is two Wandas.
- Charlene falls for Cyclops (son of evil queen Louise) and then for McDreamy.
- Giselle eventually left Robert, moved to Metropolis and became Superman's girlfriend. (doubly hilarious as the guy she left in Andalasia also disputed his wife with Superman)
- And that's Julie Andrews narrating.
- Giselle is no stranger to Total Drama. 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 Pocahontas and Miss Honey.
- Giselle (singing only) and Robert are Nazz and Kevin, Gabriele and Joxer, and Debbie and Peter.
- Morgan is 2013!Carrie, Isabella, and Primrose Everdeen.
- Narissa is Aunt Petunia.
- The original Lisa Simpson narrates the film.
- Nancy Tremaine is Fionna, Ariel, and the original Chris Hargensen.
- Playing Against Type: James Marsden made a career of playing the straight-laced Straight Man 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."
- Star-Making Role: Rightfully turned Amy Adams into an instant star.
- Throw It In: 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.
Morgan: (holding up two rats) What do I do with them?
- 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":
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 Disney Princess gesture that it was inserted in.
- Typecasting: As noted on the main page, James Marsden is Playing Against Type by being a Large Ham singing Knight in Shining Armor... but at the same time he's still the Romantic False Lead and Disposable FiancÚ.
- Averted with Idina Menzel, who did not sing in this movie.
- What Could Have Been: 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 take that on a certain kids thing. It isn't known for certain if this was planned as an animated film or a live-action film, but the result of either wouldn't have been pretty for certain people.
- Giselle was supposed to become an official Disney Princess, but they backed out of the idea upon realizing that they would have to secure a lifetime deal with Amy Adams to use her likeliness.