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Click to see her Andalasian form. 

Played By: Amy Adams
Voiced By: Romina Marroquín Payró (Latin American Spanish), Satoko Kimura (Japanese), Ilaria Latini (Italian), Ann van den Broeck (Dutch), Daryna Murashchenko (Ukrainian)

The main protagonist of the film, Giselle comes from the land of Andalasia and finds herself in modern-day New York the day of her wedding with Prince Edward, forcing her to find a way to return and learn about this strange new land that is the real world.

  • Action Survivor: While she Took a Level in Badass in the end, she's still not combat proficient enough to completely take care of herself.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Sees beauty and worth even in an old bum's toothless smile, the "vermin" of New York, and a statue of a large woman.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: The most moral character in the film.
  • The Cast Show Off: Amy Adams is able to fully utilize her theatrical background during the movie.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Being from the animated world of Andalasia, her actions and manner of speaking are always over the top.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Drank aquarium water, with fish still in it.
  • The Cutie: Innocent and bubbly.
  • Damsel in Distress: Giselle is more of a psychological example for Robert, as he repeatedly finds himself "saving" her when she's completely out of her league.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She goes barefoot during the animated opening sequence.
  • Disney Princess: She is an Affectionate Parody of such. She would even have had become one, were it not for the fact that having a live-action counterpart played by an actress, including her in the official line-up would obligate Disney to pay Amy Adams for the rights to use her image in perpetuity (not to mention that character appearances of Giselle in Disneyland Parks would have to be done by an actress that looks a lot like Amy Adams).
  • The Fashionista: She inherits Nancy's boutique.
  • Fish out of Water: Her main conflict in the film. Coming from a land where nearly everything is based on the usual fairy tale clichés, she has trouble fitting in with reality.
  • For Happiness: Her life philosophy is to do what makes you happy and to try and help others achieve happiness.
  • Friend to All Children: She has no problem interacting with kids, as evidenced with her conversations with Morgan and the kids at her boutique.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She has loads and loads of Non Human Sidekicks and cares for each and every one of them.
  • Friend to Bugs: Flies and cockroaches help to clean the apartment for her. She also mentions that her silkworm friends helped to make her wedding dress.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her dress during the ball.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Downplayed, since her hair more strawberry-blonde than completely blonde, but she's completely pure-hearted, innocent and a Friend to All Living Things. Add that to the checklist of Disney Princess tropes she has.
  • Honorary Princess: Giselle goes from being a peasant in the forest to being a stylist in New York, without marrying the Prince Charming in the end. This does not prevent Morgan from thinking she is a princess, notably because of her poofy Fairytale Wedding Dress. Granted, Giselle totally has the mind of a Princess Classic, including the power of summoning animals by singing.
  • I Choose to Stay: In New York with Robert.
  • I Feel Angry: During her and Robert's argument.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Giselle always retains her positive and loving spirit despite some major culture shock, and adapts to the non-fairy-tale nature of New York City without becoming cynical.
  • The Ingenue: She's naive, innocent, cheerful and a total sweetheart.
  • Innocent Soprano: She's pretty innocent thanks to being a misplaced fairytale heroine. She sings in the mixed and head voice range a lot, notably in "True Love's Kiss" and "Happy Working Song". She's a parody of the early Princesses, and Snow White and Aurora were classic sopranos.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Is not at all bothered that Robert walks in right after she takes a shower, which in turn flusters him.
  • Large Ham: Like all Andalasians. Robert's boss even lampshades this when she's crying at their office, stating that she cries like she's on Oprah.
  • Male Gaze: Stretches the trope as far as a Disney family movie can allow. First she is in a Sexy Soaked Shirt (well, dress actually). Second in a Modesty Towel, still wet after shower.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: She believes in true love and happy endings, which Robert's long given up on.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's very beautiful and gets into a surprisingly amount of Fanservice-y scenes throughout the movie.
  • Nice Girl: A sweetheart to everyone she meets.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her dress at the beginning. She's also wearing one as a fashion designer in her boutique.
  • Red-Headed Heroine: Has long red hair symbolizing her effervescent energy, naïveté, and occasional temper.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She can talk to and understand her animal friends.
  • Second Love: The third to Robert, with his wife being the first and Nancy being second.
  • Sexy Soaked Shirt: It rains on her first night in NYC, and boy is it noticeable.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: Her clothes go from extravagantly fairy tale-esque to much more simple and elegant (but still colorful).
  • Trapped in Another World: The set-up for her arc in the film is that she is banished from her world by its queen and stuck in New York.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Nancy's Tomboy; she is a classical princess full of sparkles and romance in contrast to Nancy, who is not a romantic and dresses more gender-neutral.
  • True Blue Femininity: The light blue dress that she wears for most of the film.

    Robert Philip 

Robert Philip
Played By: Patrick Dempsey
Voiced By: Luis Daniel Ramírez (Latin American Spanish), Yasuhiko Nemoto (Japanese)

A cynical, New York City divorce attorney who does not believe in true love or happily-ever-after, nonetheless he does his best to be a decent parent for his daughter.

  • Comically Missing the Point: During "That's How You Know", Giselle gets birds to deliver flowers to Nancy. Robert questions that the birds don't know where she lives instead of the idea that Giselle talks to birds.
  • Distressed Dude: After Dragon!Narissa snatches him and takes him away, she lampshades the gender flip when Giselle grabs a sword to rescue him.
  • The Cynic: His mentality runs on Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: His jaded attitude stems largely from his first wife leaving him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Almost all his lines are sarcastic up to the climax.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Is a much more tame version of this trope. He doesn't buy Morgan any fairy-tale books because he wants her to have a realistic outlook on life.
  • Good Parents: He loves Morgan dearly and is a very attentive parent.
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: His wife abandoning him is what drove him to be a divorce lawyer.
  • Hello, Attorney!: A divorce lawyer played by the good-looking Patrick Dempsey.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He's a sardonic, disillusioned, divorce lawyer who put aside any Romantic notions a long time ago. He is also a loving father and fundamentally honest—and when our princess (quite literally!) falls into his life, he repeatedly can't bring himself to walk away from helping her.
  • Mr. Fanservice: That scene where he's in a bath robe and we (and Giselle) can see the hairs on his manly chest...
  • Only Sane Man: Since he is the representative of New York's realism, he remarks on how strange the Andalasians are. For instance, he asks how a random street musician knows the same song that Giselle does, and how she triggers a Crowd Song.
  • Properly Paranoid: He's rightly suspicious of the fact that people keep trying to give Giselle free food and drinks. These "people" are actually Nathaniel, who tries to slip Giselle a poisoned apple in some form or another from the moment he's first able to get to her in New York.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Edward's Red. Their attires in the ball are Color-Coded for Your Convenience.
  • Second Love: To Giselle, the first being Edward.
  • Two First Names: His last name is "Phillip", which is commonly used as a given name.

    Prince Edward 

Prince Edward
Click to see his Andalasian form. 

Played By: James Marsden
Voiced By: Raúl Carballeda (Latin American Spanish), Hiroshi Hatanaka (Japanese)

A narcissistic and athletic, yet good-hearted, prince who ends up confused with the world of New York once entering it.

    Nancy Tremaine 

Nancy Tremaine
Click to see her Andalasian form. 

Played By: Idina Menzel
Voiced By: María Roiz (Latin American Spanish), Marika Hayashi (Japanese)

Robert's fiancée.

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Downplayed, if not subverted. She is never aloof to the other characters, sans Giselle. But you would be put off if your boyfriend suddenly took in a bizarre woman, too.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Like many others in the film. She's a pretty woman with a kind heart.
  • Celebrity Paradox: While Edward is at Times Square, there are posters of RENT and Wicked, musicals which famously starred her actress, Idina Menzel.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She is seen slightly pissed upon seeing Giselle at the ball and acts quite possessive of Robert in that her request to cut in almost sounds like a demand. However, upon seeing Giselle cursed to sleep and knowing True Love's Kiss is the only thing that will save her, she tells Robert to kiss her without any vindictiveness or anger, just sad recognition Robert doesn't love her anymore like that.
  • Closet Geek: Sort of. She shows that she does have a fondness for fairy tale stuff. The invitation to the ball with a flower ring gets her very happy and excited.
  • Cutting the Electronic Leash: At her wedding, she discards her beeping cellphone.
  • Disposable Fiancée: Well Robert hasn't even gotten round to proposing when the story starts.
  • The Fashionista: She's a fashion designer and owns a boutique.
  • Foreshadowing: The Celebrity Paradox above pretty much gave away who'll end up with whom.
  • The High Queen: The novelization reveals that she became Queen of Andalasia after marrying Edward.
  • I Choose to Stay: In Andalasia with Edward.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Though she wasn't as classy as Edward.
  • Last-Minute Hookup: She marries Edward in the epilogue.
  • Meaningful Name: She has the same last name as Cinderella's stepfamily in the Disney movie and if she were to marry Robert she would be Morgan's stepmother. Subverted in that she's not wicked, despite Morgan's concerns that the Wicked Stepmother trope will apply with her, and doesn't end up marrying Robert or becoming Morgan's stepmother, Giselle does.
  • Pair the Spares: After her guy hooks up with Giselle instead of her, she marries Giselle's guy.
  • Romantic False Lead: For Robert.
  • Second Love: To Robert after his first wife. Later, she and Edward to each other.
  • Speaking Like Totally Teen: Her first lines are saying to Morgan - "Hey, girlfriend. Ready to kick it?"
    Morgan: Kick what?
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: Nancy is very excited by the gesture of having a gift delivered by animals and a deleted scene has her talking with a coworker about wishing for a man to whisk her away to the Hamptons and never miss a date.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Giselle's Girly Girl. Downplayed a bit, though, in that she's quite game for the ball and doesn't appear uncomfortable in a dress, but as Giselle is full of sparkles and romance she is still the girly one of the pair.


Click to see his Andalasian form. 

Played By: Timothy Spall
Voiced By: Rubén "Trujo" Trujillo (Latin American Spanish), Akihiko Ishizumi (Japanese)
Nathaniel is a servant of Queen Narissa, who controls him through his infatuation with her and his own lack of self-esteem.
  • Anti-Villain: He's not a bad sort—he's just a bit of a sap for the Queen.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Nathaniel seems a bit like the usual Disney henchman, stumbling around a bit and being discomforted by troll snot, but all those years of taking Edward of on heroic quests have given him some combat skills, resourcefulness and bravery, as best shown when he's following Giselle and confronting Narissa in the climax.
  • The Dragon: He serves as Narissa's right-hand man.
  • Easily Forgiven: Once he turns on Narissa, no one brings up what he did in her service. It probably helps that he admits it upfront and is the first to threaten to kill her by grabbing the Prince's sword and putting it to her throat
  • Fish out of Water: Averted. He adjusted really fast in the real world.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Once he realizes Narissa's been treating him like dirt, he gives the heroes the information they need against her.
  • I Choose to Stay: In New York to be a writer. He writers a self help book about banishing "Evil Queen's" from your love life.
  • Large Ham: Like all Andalasians.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His relationship with Narissa motivates his desire to please her...which means trying to kill off Giselle.
  • Mistaken for Gay:
    Artie: Let me guess. You are looking for a beautiful girl, too?
    Nathaniel: No. I am looking for a prince, actually.
    Artie: Right.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Narissa verbally abuses him once too many times.
  • Older Sidekick: To Edward.
  • Redemption Earns Life: He becomes a successful writer after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • The Rival: To Pip.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: His appearance and role in the film come as a surprise for viewers.
  • Subordinate Excuse: Nathaniel is the Queen's stooge despite not having anything against her enemies. He gets no personal benefit out of it other than basking in the presence of a woman he's head over heels for.
  • Wig, Dress, Accent: How he blends in to the New York environment.


Click to see his Andalasian form. 

Played By: Jeff Bennett and Kevin Lima
Voiced By: José Luis Miranda and Arturo Mercado (Latin American Spanish), Mitsuo Iwata (Japanese)


    Morgan Philip 

Morgan Philip

Played By: Rachel Covey
Voiced By: Paulina García Casillas (Latin American Spanish), Karin Ono (Japanese)

  • Cheerful Child: Morgan is a easily pleased little kid who likes being around a fairy tale character.

    Queen Narissa 

Queen Narissa
"So this is the little forest rat who thinks she can steal my throne?"
Click to see her Andalasian form. 
Click to see her Dragon form. 

Played By: Susan Sarandon
Voiced By: Magdalena Leonel (Latin American Spanish), Midori Hagio (Japanese)

  • And Starring: In the CBB.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She cares for absolutely no one but herself.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: God Save Us from the Queen! because she is a very powerful Evil Sorceress!
  • Big Bad: She is the main antagonist of the film.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Being from the animated world of Andalasia, her actions and manner of speaking are always over the top.
  • Composite Character: She is a Captain Ersatz of the Evil Queen and Maleficent, having the former's magic apples and hag disguise, and the latter's powers and dragon form.
  • Dark Is Evil: Her heart is as black as her clothes and hair.
  • Disney Villain Death: Tumbles down off a tower in pure Disney fashion.
  • Evil Sorceress: Potions, portals, shape-shifting...
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: In true Disney villainess fashion, she wears thick eyeshadow. Hers is light blue.
  • Fish out of Water: Well, pretty much averted. But we don't see her interacting enough with our world to judge...
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Toward Robert in the climax, when she sees Giselle trying to stop her and save him:
    Narissa: I guess that makes you the damsel in distress, huh handsome?
  • Glass-Shattering Sound: At one point while talking to Nathaniel, she suddenly raises her last word to a shrill scream that shatters all the glass in the bar Nathaniel is in.
    Narissa: I'm coming there! And I will kill the little wretch myseeeEEEEEEEEELLLLLLF!
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Queen? Check. Evil? Check. Tyrannical? Lords it over whomever she can.
  • Greed: Pretty much her essence.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: As she is falling to her death, she hastily says her shapeshifting incantation only to hit a spire mid-sentence.
  • Large Ham: Like all Andalasians. Being the Big Bad, she also counts as Evil Is Hammy.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name sounds similar to "narcissist", and she's a Vain Sorceress.
  • Obviously Evil: One wonders why Edward never questioned his stepmother's fashion choices.
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: Her Leitmotif.
  • One-Winged Angel/Scaled Up: Dragon-mode!
  • Pragmatic Villainy: While not stated, she is implied to never have mistreated Edward as he seemed shocked to discover that she is the Big Bad and originally just tried to distract him with quests to keep him from finding an eligible maiden to marry and take her place as queen instead of just killing him herself. It is possible that she realized that killing the heir to the kingdome would make people suspicious and possibly lead to someone discovering her actions and try to overthrow her, so she settled for just manipulating him. Also, once Edward does find love, she just sends Giselle to another world instead of Edward and doesn't try to kill either of them until later. Once again, she likely tried to be pragmatic since, in hindsight, a missing peasant would cause less of a scandal than if the prince went missing.
  • Purple Is Powerful: While mostly black, her wardrobe has purple and blue accents. Played straight in the Final Battle when she turns into a bluish-purple dragon.
  • Refugee from TV Land: She seems to take it quite well, though.
  • Silver Fox: Susan Sarandon, you're still quite a looker.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: At one point, she raises the last word in a sentence to a scream that slowly gets more shrill and high-pitched, enough to shatter glass.
  • Unknown Rival: Tries to eliminate Giselle, believing she's trying to take the crown, despite never meeting her personally until the climax.
  • Vain Sorceress: A sorceress queen who wants all the political power in the kingdom for herself.
  • Wicked Stepmother: She's Edward's stepmother and she's the Big Bad, though she apparently never mistreated him as her betrayal was a surprise to Edward, who addressed her as "Mother" and hadn't badmouthed her to Giselle at all. In fact, Giselle once said that she heard that she's "lovely", presumably from Edward, which implies that he did care about her. Her abuse consisted of secretly preventing him from meeting any eligible maidens who could take her place as queen, which while morally dubious, is still a downplayed example compared to the classic examples of this trope. Once she's found out at the ball, she has no qualms attacking him, though.


Played By: Jodi Benson
Robert's secretary.
  • Secret-Keeper: Sam is one of the few people made privy to Giselle's claims, not that she believes them.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: She slips into openly skeptical mockery while describing Giselle's claims about where she's from.


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