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    Giselle 

Giselle

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Played By: Amy Adams
Voiced By: Romina Marroquín Payró (Latin American Spanish), Satoko Kimura (Japanese)

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.
  • Adorkable: She's naive, innocent, cheerful and a total sweetheart.
  • 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.
  • Disney Princess: She is an Affectionate Parody of such. She would even have had become one, were if 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.
  • I Feel Angry: During her and Robert's argument.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her dress during the ball.
  • 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.
  • The Ingenue: Has to have it explained to her what divorce is, for one thing.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
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    Robert Philip 

Robert Philip

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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 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!.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Almost all his lines are sarcastic up to the climax.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: A fairly minor case. 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 cynical 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 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 stuff. These "people" are actually Nathaniel, who tries to slip Giselle poison 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

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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

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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.
  • Celebrity Paradox: While Edward is at Times Square, there are posters of RENT and Wicked, musicals which famously starred her actress, Idina Menzel. Additionally, there are also posters of Superman Returns and Hairspray in the background, both of which starred James Marsden (Edward).
  • 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.
  • Closet Geek: Sort of. She shows that she does have a fondness for fairy tale stuff.
  • 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?
  • 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.

    Nathaniel 

Nathaniel

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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.

    Pip 

Pip

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


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    Morgan Philip 

Morgan Philip

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


    Queen Narissa 

Queen Narissa

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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)


  • 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. Her abuse consisted of secretly preventing him from meeting any eligible maidens who could take her place as queen. Once she's found out at the ball, she has no qualms attacking him, though.


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